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40% of employees reporting difficulty accessing mental-health care: survey

While 53 per cent of employees said their employer has provided good support during the coronavirus pandemic, 40 per cent reported difficulty in accessing mental-health…

  • By: Staff
  • September 20, 2021 September 20, 2021
  • 09:00

Employers offering mix of incentives, upskilling amid labour shortage: survey

Canadian employers are using a mix of perks and upskilling training to attract and retain talent amid a tight labour market, according to a new…

  • By: Staff
  • September 20, 2021 September 20, 2021
  • 09:00

69% of U.S. employers plan to tweak benefits programs amid tight labour market: survey

More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of U.S. employers plan to differentiate and customize their benefits programs over the next two years, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • September 17, 2021 September 17, 2021
  • 09:00

A look at Kraft Heinz Canada’s ‘work anywhere’ program

In the old days, many employers served up one option for employees: work 9-to-5 in the office. Then the pandemic hit. For the past 18…

Women in Canada’s benefits, pension industries discuss gender equity, reversing pandemic-fueled ‘she-cession’

Early in Shannan Corey’s pension career, many of the boards she worked with were dominated by men over the age of 50. Corey, now executive…

Wages set to rise 2.7% in 2022 as inflation hits new high, says survey

Wages are going up in Canada, with employers projecting an average annual pay increase of 2.5 per cent for next year, according to a new…

How could the federal parties’ childcare platforms affect working parents?

The result of the federal election could have a direct impact on working parents. The Liberal Party made a national $10 a day childcare system…

  • By: Staff
  • September 15, 2021 September 15, 2021
  • 09:00

Microsoft latest employer pushing back return-to-office date

Microsoft Corp. is pushing back its return-to-office date in the U.S. indefinitely amid rising uncertainty due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. While the technology company…

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  • September 14, 2021 September 13, 2021
  • 09:00
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Amazon beefing up benefits, pay in North America amid tight labour market Inc. is expanding its education benefits to cover college tuition expenses for frontline workers in the U.S. The benefit is available to U.S. employees…


Ontario extending paid sick leave program until end of 2021

Ontario is extending a temporary paid sick leave program for workers until the end of this year. Labour Minister Monte McNaughton announced that the coronavirus pandemic…

Employers prioritizing mental health, permanent hybrid work 1.5 years into pandemic

It’s 18 months this week since a global coronavirus pandemic was first declared and employers are applying many hard lessons learned as Canadian organizations and…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 10, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 09:00

39% of U.S. employers don’t expect to return to office until spring 2022: survey

Nearly four in 10 (39 per cent) U.S. employers said they don’t expect their organization will return to the workplace and end coronavirus pandemic-related policies and…

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2021 September 8, 2021
  • 09:00

Which employers are finalists in the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards?

Benefits Canada is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards. This year’s entry and judging process took place during the second year of the coronavirus…

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  • September 7, 2021 October 15, 2021
  • 09:00

How Accenture’s supporting working parents as third pandemic-era school year kicks off

While kids across the country are heading to school in-person this week, it’s far from the return to normal working parents had been hoping for.…

Manulife giving extra days off to help employees recharge

Manulife Financial Corp. is giving its employees the second Friday of every month off through to the end of the year to support the well-being…


North American employees switching employers for better pay, benefits: survey

More than half (53 per cent) of Canadian job seekers are looking for better pay and benefits, according to a new survey by data intelligence…

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  • September 2, 2021 September 2, 2021
  • 15:00

Bonuses drive total compensation rise for Canadian senior executives in 2020: report

Senior executives of some of Canada’s largest companies saw their total pay increase by an average of 17 per cent, or $171,000, in 2020 compared…

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  • September 1, 2021 September 2, 2021
  • 15:00

Sounding Board: How is teleworking during the pandemic impacting compensation practices?

When the coronavirus pandemic was first declared in March 2020, teleworking was supposed to be a temporary emergency measure. But a year and a half…

U.S. workers say unvaccinated staff should pay higher insurance rates: survey

More than a third (41 per cent) of U.S. employees believe unvaccinated workers should pay higher insurance rates, with generation Z the least supportive (23…

  • By: Staff
  • August 30, 2021 August 27, 2021
  • 09:00
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56% of Canadian senior managers expect staff to fully return to in-office work post-pandemic: survey

Just over half (56 per cent) of Canadian senior managers said they’ll expect their teams to be onsite full time once restrictions related to the…

  • By: Staff
  • August 26, 2021 August 25, 2021
  • 09:00

Delta Air Lines charging unvaccinated employees on company health plan US$200 per month

Delta Air Lines will charge employees on its company health plan US$200 a month if they fail to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, a policy…

Workplace well-being, mandatory vaccinations affecting Canadians’ mental health: survey

Concerns surrounding returning to the office and workplace coronavirus vaccination policies are negatively affecting Canadian workers’ mental health and well-being, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest…

  • By: Staff
  • August 25, 2021 August 25, 2021
  • 09:00
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Canadian employers expecting to increase salaries by 3% in 2022: survey

Canadian employers said they expect salaries to increase from just over two per cent in 2021 to about three per cent in 2022, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • August 23, 2021 August 23, 2021
  • 09:00

Exceptions key to vaccination policies, as more employers require jab: lawyer

As more Canadian employers implement coronavirus vaccine policies for staff and clients, Hermie Abraham, an employment lawyer, says provisions that still allow unvaccinated people to…


Hybrid workers reporting stronger connections with colleagues, managers: survey

A majority (79 per cent) of employees in hybrid work arrangements said they have strong connections with their teammates and colleagues, compared to 70 per…

  • By: Staff
  • August 19, 2021 August 19, 2021
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