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61% of U.S. employers reporting increased employee volunteer activities in 2023: survey

Ahead of Giving Tuesday, nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) of U.S. employers say they’ve seen an increase in employee volunteer activities this year, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • November 27, 2023 November 27, 2023
  • 15:00

How employers can support employee well-being amid global conflict

For Canadians and people around the world, the current news stream can be particularly bleak. While a brief ceasefire between Israeli forces and Hamas punctuated…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 27, 2023 November 24, 2023
  • 09:00

Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on the federal government’s 2023 fall economic statement was the most-read story on over the last week. Here are the five most popular news…

  • By: Staff
  • November 24, 2023 November 23, 2023
  • 09:00

Coverage of the 2023 Future of Work Summit

In a virtual format on Oct. 26, Benefits Canada‘s inaugural Future of Work Summit brought together key industry leaders to discuss pressing human resources issues. The…

2023 Future of Work Summit: Employee attraction and retention, engagement and workplace culture top list of employers’ HR priorities

Even as signs emerge that the labour market is starting to shift in employers’ favour, employee attraction, retention and engagement remain top priorities. During Benefits…

2023 Future of Work Summit: What do millennial plan members want from their employers?

When Desjardins Insurance launched a study to redefine employee health and well-being, an unexpected finding came through loud and clear: Canadian employers and insurers should…

Using AI to gauge employee well-being, satisfaction

2023 Future of Work Summit: What do employers need to know about the use of AI in the workplace?

Artificial intelligence has the potential to make a variety of human resources tasks faster and more efficient, but while the technology is sophisticated, employers should…


Canadian jurisdictions enacting pay transparency legislation, but more work to be done

Pay transparency legislation is quickly gathering steam in Canada as provincial governments take steps towards shrinking the gender wage gap. Prince Edward Island was first…


65% of U.S. employees cite flexible work as top compensation component: survey

Two-thirds (65 per cent) of U.S. employees rank flexible work options as the No. 1 component of compensation beyond salary, down from 71 per cent…

  • By: Staff
  • November 20, 2023 November 20, 2023
  • 15:00

38% of U.S. workers haven’t taken a vacation in 12 months: survey

Two-fifths (38 per cent) of U.S. employees say they haven’t taken a vacation in the past 12 months, according to a new survey by Eagle…

  • By: Staff
  • November 20, 2023 November 17, 2023
  • 09:00

Coverage of the 2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference

Nearly 50 employers gathered at the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto on Oct. 20 for Benefits Canada’s 2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference, a premier event…

2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference: Tall poppy syndrome affecting employee mental health, productivity in the workplace

When tall poppy syndrome is left to manifest in the workplace, it can have an adverse effect on an organization’s culture and lead to issues…


B.C. introducing minimum wage, labour protections for app-based gig workers

British Columbia is introducing new protections for ride-hailing and food delivery app workers including a minimum wage, compensation for expenses and other standards. A minimum…

How Ontario pay transparency legislation will impact employers

As Ontario prepares to introduce pay transparency legislation, it’s important for employers to consider how much information they want to share in job postings, says…

Q&A with UCS Forest Group’s Nancee Gelineau

UCS Forest Group’s chief human resources and administrative officer discusses the complexities of the post-pandemic workplace, training managers to adapt to the new working environment…

Amazon Canada supporting Edmonton-based deaf workers through employee education, training

Amazon Canada is supporting deaf employees at its Edmonton fulfilment centre through enhanced accessibility measures and manager training. The online retailer’s site-specific initiatives include classes…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 16, 2023 November 15, 2023
  • 09:00

Ontario plans to require salary ranges be included in job postings

Under new legislation announced Monday, Ontario employers could soon be required to include salary ranges in job postings and disclose if artificial intelligence is part…

Canada Labour Code amendments will exempt some employees from hours-of-work requirements

New amendments to the Canada Labour Code will exempt some employees from the legislation’s hours-of-work requirements. “These amendments are a rare example of changes that…

Georgia to pay for gender affirmation care for public employees

The state of Georgia will start paying for gender affirmation care for state employees, public school teachers and former employees covered by a state health…

Indeed ending monthly paid mental-health days

Indeed Inc. is cancelling its monthly paid mental-health days, according to a report by Bloomberg. The online hiring company’s ‘YOU Days’ program, which was introduced…

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2023 December 6, 2023
  • 09:00

Survey finds 30% of parents with young children working from home

Nearly a third (30 per cent) of working parents with at least one child aged five or younger worked exclusively from home or had a hybrid…

  • By: Staff
  • December 5, 2023 December 5, 2023
  • 15:00

Meridian continuing to support employee financial well-being with living wage

Meridian Credit Union Ltd. is continuing to support employee financial wellness by raising its guaranteed hourly wage to $23.74. In 2022, the financial company became…