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To raise workplace productivity, turn the thermostat up: study

A new study linking gender and responses to temperature could have an impact on workplace productivity. The study, which was published in the German-based, peer-reviewed scientific…

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  • May 23, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 15:45

Should employers help staff save for vacations?

Benefits plans tackle everything from retirement to rheumatoid arthritis, but should they help employees cross items off their bucket lists, too? In her research, Erica…

CMHA releases guide for workplace impairment policies

The Canadian Mental Health Association is publishing a free resource to help employers develop new workplace impairment policies or update their existing ones. The guide’s goal…

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  • May 15, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 15:15

Diversity and inclusion key part of new parental sharing benefit

The ways that Canadians partner up is changing, leading to questions about how different types of families access parental benefits. “When we think about Canada, and we…

Distressed workers lose eight days a month in productivity: research

Employees dealing with mental-health or other well-being issues spend more than a third of their time at the office being unproductive, according to new research by…

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  • May 15, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 08:12

Roll out of higher CPP costs expected to affect HR budgets for benefits, wages

It may not happen this year, or next year, or even the year after that. But sometime between now and 2025, Canadian employers will almost…

U.S. employers offering more diverse vacation options: survey

Employers are offering more innovative ways for workers to take time off, according to a survey  by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The…

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  • May 10, 2019 December 3, 2020
  • 09:30

Editorial: Employers, flex your flexible working muscles

Today’s modern world is constantly shifting, piling more and more layers on for people attempting to juggle, and balance, the responsibilities of work and life. Since…

Is an open concept working environment really ideal for employees?

Technology is changing the way we live, but it’s also affecting how work is done and the way workspaces are designed. Indeed, computers have made…

Mental-health framework part of PSAC negotiation impasse with feds

The Public Service Alliance of Canada is declaring a bargaining impasse after failing to make substantial progress towards a new contract with the federal government. According…

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  • May 9, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:15
Canadians prioritizing salary, benefits in job search: survey

Canadians prioritizing salary, benefits in job search: survey

While 78 per cent of respondents agreed salary is their top reason for accepting one job offer over another, 49 per cent said benefits is also…

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  • May 2, 2019 September 19, 2019
  • 15:00

Government releases results of workplace harassment, violence consultation

More than half (54 per cent) of Canadians believe training around workplace harassment and violence should occur annually, while 28 per cent said it should…

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  • May 1, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 10:05

Morneau Shepell publishes first corporate social responsibility report

Over the last year, Morneau Shepell Ltd. has implemented innovative strategies that have fostered openness, diversity and well-being, according to its inaugural corporate social responsibility…

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  • April 26, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:00

Total rewards shifting to more person-centric programs

Alongside Hydro One Ltd.’s initial public offering in November 2015, the company underwent an internal transformation by revamping its total rewards program. Previously, the utility organization’s program was…

Aon sells culture, engagement, leadership development and advisory businesses

Aon sells culture, engagement, leadership development and advisory businesses

Aon has reached a definitive agreement to sell certain businesses within its talent practice, specifically culture and engagement, leadership development and advisory and related products…

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  • April 18, 2019 September 19, 2019
  • 09:00
Communication, learning key factors in driving employee experience: report

Communication, learning key factors in driving employee experience: report

Twenty-one per cent more Canadian employees cited collaboration and communication as key factors in their employee experience than their global counterparts, according to a new…

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  • April 17, 2019 September 19, 2019
  • 16:00

2019 Workplace Benefits Awards now open for entries

Does your organization’s mental health or diversity program deserve recognition? Are you leading the way when it comes to drug and benefits plan innovation? Is…

Employers including diversity objectives in benefits, culture programs: survey

Employers are increasingly including diversity and inclusion objectives in their benefits, compensation, workplace culture and well-being initiatives, according to new research by Willis Towers Watson. The…

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  • April 11, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:50
More women leaving work to care for older relatives: study

More women leaving work to care for older relatives: study

As the need for elder care is increasing so are the related work disruptions, with more women than men taking on the responsibility, according to…

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  • April 9, 2019 September 19, 2019
  • 15:00

As men take on more outside-of-work roles, women win in workplace: study

Today’s corporate culture of always being on and available has led to higher levels of work-life conflict where men are struggling to balance their new…

Extra EI sickness benefits would cost feds $1.1 billion a year: PBO

Providing income support for a year to people who are too sick to work would cost the federal government $1 billion more than its current…

Information security, data privacy an increasing concern with flexible working: study

Information security, data privacy an increasing concern with flexible working: study

While half of workers frequently work outside the office, 11 per cent said their employer has no security protocols for using work-related electronic devices offsite, according…

University of Saskatchewan support workers closer to strike over DB pension changes

The union representing University of Saskatchewan support workers is one step closer to striking in an ongoing dispute regarding its members’ wages and pensions. Canadian Union of Public Employees…

Fidelity Investments rolls out charitable giving program for employers

Fidelity Investments rolls out charitable giving program for employers

Fidelity Investments has launched a charitable giving program, which aims to make it easier for employers to manage their philanthropic programs and for employees to…

Canadian women earning $0.84 for every dollar earned by men: study

Canadian women earning $0.84 for every dollar earned by men: study

Canada’s gender pay gap is at 16.1 per cent, with women earning roughly $0.84 for every dollar earned by men, according to a new survey…