Top Stories in Human resources

Cisco exploring shifting a percentage of Canadian employees’ bonuses into base pay

Cisco Systems Inc. is exploring shifting a percentage of its Canadian employees’ bonuses into their base pay to help staff contend with the impacts of…

Contract workers at post-secondary institutions missing out on pensions, paid leave: report

Contract food services and custodial workers at Canada’s colleges and universities have less access to pensions and paid leave than their in-house colleagues, according to…

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  • May 13, 2022 May 13, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on the potential future of pension plans in the private sector was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are…

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  • May 13, 2022 May 13, 2022
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Employers, employees facing mental-health challenges amid return to workplace

More than two years into a gruelling pandemic, with many Canadians facing the added challenge of navigating a return to the office, companies are embracing…

Editorial: Looking back — and ahead — in an unprecedented year

Editorial: It’s time to embrace the many workplaces of the future

As the days grow warmer and Canada’s gradual seasonal shift steers toward spring, employers across the country are finally implementing their longstanding and much-delayed plans…

Head to head: Should Canada implement a four-day workweek?

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect people’s employment experience, four-day workweek trials around the world are testing a new way of working. Tina Dacin,…

Imperial Tobacco leverages career development to support employee well-being

The beginning of the coronavirus pandemic was the catalyst Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. needed to breathe new life into its employee wellness strategy. While the…

How are personalized communications connecting with employees?

As employers increasingly customize their human resources, benefits and pension communications campaigns, how are these methods connecting with employees? Long gone are the days of…

Q & A with Courtney McMillian

Twitter Inc.’s head of total rewards discusses personalized offerings, the benefits of an employee learning allowance and travelling post-pandemic. Q: What top challenges do you…

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74% of employees with flexible schedules working longer hours: survey

Three-quarters (74 per cent) of employees with flexible schedules are working more hours than they were pre-pandemic, according to a new survey by Robert Half…

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  • May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022
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37% of U.S. employers increasing quality of workplace benefits to attract, retain employees: survey

Roughly two-fifths (37 per cent) of U.S. employers are increasing the quality of their existing benefits offerings to help with employee retention and attraction efforts,…

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  • May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022
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Expert panel: Are private sector employers heading toward a pension renaissance?

Pension coverage in the public sector is high, with the vast majority of public sector employees covered by a defined benefit pension plan. However, the…

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Mental-health resources improving employee productivity, retention: survey

A majority (88 per cent) of human resources professionals believe mental-health resources can increase productivity, employee retention (86 per cent) and organizational return on investment…

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  • May 9, 2022 May 9, 2022
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67% of employees agree leaders effectively support their mental health: survey

While almost two-thirds (67%) of employees agree their leader effectively supports their mental health, there are still some key areas where they feel their leaders…

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  • May 2, 2022 April 29, 2022
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Survey finds 67% of U.S. employees believe a four-day workweek would alleviate burnout

More than two-thirds (67 per cent) of U.S. employees believe a four-day workweek would alleviate their burnout, according to a survey by Eagle Hill Consulting Ltd. The…

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  • May 2, 2022 May 2, 2022
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Almost half of U.S. employees don’t have a clear understanding of workplace benefits: survey

Since the ‘Great Resignation’ began last year, new hires in the U.S. believe their onboarding process isn’t adequately covering many of the basics employees need…

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  • April 13, 2022 April 13, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

A decision by a British Columbia labour arbitrator on how a drug cost-control program violated a collective agreement was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over…

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  • May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022
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Employers seeking to withhold termination entitlements must prove wilful misconduct pre-planned: Ontario court

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision raises the bar for employers seeking to withhold minimum entitlements under the Employment Standards Act from employees dismissed…

Employers using flexibility, perks to ease return to workplace

Ian McGrath has made it clear to his bosses: if the company forces staff to return to the office, he’ll tender his resignation. The Halifax-area…

Most U.S. employers haven’t embedded DEI, accessibility initiatives into daily processes: survey

While most U.S. employers have committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and accessibility initiatives, the majority haven’t embedded these initiatives into their daily processes, according to…

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  • May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022
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Employers adjusting benefits, compensation amid inflation, labour shortage: survey

More than half of Canadian employers have considered adjusting employee rewards and benefits (57 per cent) and salary/wages (55 per cent) to contend with rising…

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  • May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022
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Capital One Canada fostering employee well-being through learning, development

Capital One Canada is providing employees with a free subscription to virtual learning platform MasterClass, to further their career development and foster their overall well-being. “Everybody…