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Employers should back up mental-health talk with benefits, HR policies: experts

Bhagyashri Pawar was surprised to see a previous employer make headlines last year for its investments in mental-health programs for its staff. “Having worked there, I never…

90% of U.S. employers planning to invest more in mental-health benefits in 2022: survey

As competition to attract talent continues to heat up amid a tight labour market, the vast majority (90 per cent) of U.S. employers are planning…

  • By: Staff
  • January 21, 2022 January 20, 2022
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Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

A story on the Toronto-Dominion Bank’s enhancement to its benefits offerings in 2022 with expanded family planning coverage took the top spot over the past week…

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  • January 21, 2022 January 21, 2022
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Wage hikes expected alongside rising inflation in 2022: surveys

Employers are continuing to feel the squeeze, with rising prices set to push wages higher this year in a “feedback loop building” as the annual…

Business leaders ‘out of gas’ as pandemic drags on

Workers turn to them for support, clients rely on them for answers, companies lean on them in times of crisis. Yet, as the coronavirus pandemic…

58% of frontline workers expect work stress will stay the same or worsen in 2022: survey

More than half (58 per cent) of frontline workers said they believe their work stress will either stay the same or worsen in the coming year,…

  • By: Staff
  • January 18, 2022 January 17, 2022
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Blue Monday: Wattpad offering meditation classes to workers amid stressful times

Employees don’t usually meditate together during work hours, but these aren’t usual times. Every month, the team at Wattpad gathers (virtually, for now) and is…

Women start careers earning less than male peers: study

Women in the U.S. with newly-minted bachelor’s degrees earn an average of US$52,266, compared to $64,022 earned by their male peers, according to a new…

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  • January 14, 2022 January 14, 2022
  • 15:00

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

As right-to-disconnect legislation gains steam across Canada and around the world, a story on how employers are dealing with this movement in 2022 took the…

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  • January 14, 2022 January 13, 2022
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TD focusing on accessibility to widen the talent pool

The Toronto Dominion Bank is diving into a talent pool that has long gone overlooked by making assistive technology for employees with a disability widely…

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18% of white-collar jobs in North America permanently remote: report

Roughly a fifth (18 per cent) of all white-collar jobs in North America are now remote positions, according to a new report by Ladders Inc.…

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  • January 7, 2022 January 7, 2022
  • 15:00
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How employers can help parents, students amid return to remote learning

With the Omicron coronavirus variant prompting school closures and a return to remote learning in several provinces, flexibility is key for employers supporting parents of…

Half of Canadians equate financial wellness with lack of financial stress: survey

Nearly half (47 per cent) of Canadians said that financial wellness means living without financial stress, according to a new survey by the Canadian Imperial Bank…

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  • January 5, 2022 January 5, 2022
  • 15:00

U.K. employers encouraging staff to try ‘Veganuary’

U.K. employers are encouraging staff to try a vegan diet for the month of January. More than 75 organizations have signed on to the “Veganuary”…

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  • January 5, 2022 January 4, 2022
  • 09:00
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Canada’s 100 highest-paid CEOs make 191-times the average worker wage: report

Canada’s 100 highest-paid chief executive officers from the S&P/TSX composite index recorded their second best year ever for compensation in 2020 despite the coronavirus pandemic, according…

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  • January 4, 2022 January 4, 2022
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My Take: Hit the gas on commuting benefits, perks

In the opening sequence of the film Office Space, a frustrated cubicle-bound character sits in a traffic jam, looking out of his car window to see…

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How the City of Toronto is supporting employee mental health in 2022 and beyond

While the dawn of 2022 brings hope of the coronavirus pandemic becoming endemic, the year ahead is also filled with many unknowns for both employers…

Expert panel: Designing a benefits plan for the new world of work in 2022 and beyond

As companies adapt their people strategies for return to the office or for a new remote or hybrid work arrangement, employee retention will be a…

  • By: Kim Siddall
  • December 30, 2021 December 16, 2021
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Health, well-being trends set to evolve for employees, employers in 2022: report

Employers are likely to see the expansion and tweaking of current health and well-being trends next year, according to the Business Group on Health. Virtual…

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  • December 23, 2021 December 10, 2021
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Patagonia providing North American employees with paid time off this holiday season

Patagonia Inc. is giving all of its North American employees an additional week of paid time off this holiday season. The clothing retailer’s customer service…

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  • December 22, 2021 December 22, 2021
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Just 27% of Canadians taking all allotted vacation time in 2021: survey

The percentage of Canadians taking all of their allotted vacation time increased to 27 per cent in 2021, compared to 2020 when 20 per cent said…

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  • December 21, 2021 December 21, 2021
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U.S. grocery chain ending some coronavirus benefits for unvaccinated staff

Kroger, the biggest traditional grocery chain in the U.S., is ending some benefits for unvaccinated workers as large employers attempt to compel more of their…

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Mental health declining for 23% of onsite workers during pandemic: survey

Roughly a quarter (23 per cent) of Canadians working exclusively at physical workplaces said their working lives have worsened since the onset of the coronavirus…

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  • December 20, 2021 December 17, 2021
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Florida company offering two free homes amid tight labour market

While many employers are offering bonuses or higher pay these days as a way to attract and retain workers, a central Florida organization is offering…

Loblaw, Unifor deal includes increased RRSP contribution match

The union representing employees at a Loblaw Co. Ltd. distribution centre in Ajax, Ont. has ratified a new four-year contract that will increase employer contributions…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 20, 2021 December 17, 2021
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