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Canadian base salaries increasing 4% in 2023: survey

Canadian base salaries are set to increase by four per cent in 2023, a percentage that’s comparable to 2022, according to a new survey by LifeWorks…

  • By: Staff
  • September 26, 2022 September 26, 2022
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Givex retaining employees using remote working policy, productivity tools

Toronto-based financial technology company Givex Corp. is using remote working as a key component of its employee retention strategy. “We’ve found our work-from-home strategy has helped us…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • September 26, 2022 September 26, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

A survey on employee attitudes towards remote working was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories…

  • By: Staff
  • September 23, 2022 September 22, 2022
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Just 41% of U.S. workers believe employer has achieved pay equity: survey

While nearly three-quarters of U.S. executives (74 per cent) and workers (71 per cent) agree pay equity is a top priority, employees say there’s more…

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2022 September 20, 2022
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‘Quiet quitting’ a rallying cry for more focus on work-life balance, employee engagement

While ‘quiet quitting’ has emerged as a serious workplace issue over the last few months, it isn’t a new trend; rather, it’s long been a…

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Willful making remote working permanent, allowing staff to work from anywhere

Canadian online estate planning company Willful is making its remote-working policy permanent and allowing employees to work from anywhere they choose. The employer reopened its…

Canadians’ financial well-being on the decline: survey

84% of stressed Canadian employees saving less than 5% of their pay: survey

The majority (84 per cent) of employees who say they’re feeling stressed are saving less than five per cent of their pay, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • September 20, 2022 September 19, 2022
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Lussier acquiring HR consultancy Matière Grise

Insurance broker Lussier Inc. is acquiring human resources consultancy Matière Grise. The acquisition will allow the Quebec-based broker to expand its employee benefits consulting services,…

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  • September 19, 2022 September 19, 2022
  • 15:00
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73% of employees experiencing high or moderate levels of stress: survey

Nearly three-quarters (73 per cent) of employees are experiencing high or moderate levels of stress, according to a new survey by Alight Solutions and Business…

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  • September 19, 2022 September 16, 2022
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Survey finds 78% of Canadian employees prefer working from home

More than three-quarters (78 per cent) of Canadian employees say they prefer working from home to their regular workplace, according to a new survey by…

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  • September 19, 2022 September 16, 2022
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Survey finds Canadians’ financial well-being continues to decline amid rising inflation

The financial well-being of working Canadians has fallen sharply and is at its lowest point since January 2021, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest financial well-being…

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  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
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Williams HR Law taking balanced approach in return-to-office strategy

A Markham, Ont. law firm is balancing the needs of employees and clients in its return-to-office strategy. Laura Williams, founder and managing partner of Williams…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
  • 09:00
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on Canada’s ranking in retiree well-being was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories…

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
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Expert panel: How employers, employees can mitigate workplace microaggressions

Microaggressions — everyone has heard them or may have even used them. Defined as everyday verbal and behavioural slights against a person or group that…

Majority of employers say hybrid work is challenging confidence in employee productivity: survey

More than eight in 10 (85 per cent) global company leaders say the shift to hybrid work has challenged their confidence in employee productivity, according…

  • By: Staff
  • September 28, 2022 September 28, 2022
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Expert panel: How employers can support workers amid rising inflation

The modern economy is highly uncertain, with inflation and rising interest rates cutting into bottom lines everywhere. Employers are nervous as the cost of capital…

Ontario’s electronic monitoring policy ensures employer transparency: lawyer

By requiring employers to have a written policy on the electronic monitoring of their employees, the Ontario government is aiming to increase employer transparency, says Andy…

Will U.S.-style gig worker litigation come to Canada?

A gig worker by any other name would be a lot more expensive. In most jurisdictions, Uber Technology Inc. drivers and their app-based brethren are…

Court rules employers must include electronic tips under pensionable earnings

The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled that a Halifax restaurant must include a portion of the electronic gratuities intended for wait staff as “pensionable…

Blackburn Media, Unifor agreement includes flexible work, benefits improvements

The union representing employees at a Blackburn Media Inc. radio station in Wingham, Ont. has ratified a three-year collective agreement that includes increased benefits and…

Majority of plan sponsors, plan members view their health benefits plans as excellent or good: survey

A majority of plan sponsors (80 per cent) and plan members (77 per cent) described the quality of their health benefits plans as excellent or…

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  • October 3, 2022 October 3, 2022
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Walmart expanding fertility benefits for U.S. employees

Walmart Inc. is teaming up with a fertility startup to offer benefits under its insurance plan that will help its U.S. workers expand their families.…