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B.C. introducing legislation for paid domestic, sexual violence leave

British Columbia is tabling legislation that would grant up to five days of paid leave for workers affected by domestic or sexual violence. The leave…

  • By: Staff
  • March 4, 2020 November 23, 2020
  • 09:45

Canadian workers want vacation, benefits plans and to work from home: survey

In 2020, Canadian employees are looking for more than just strong compensation, with 76 per cent of respondents citing at least three weeks of vacation, followed…

  • By: Staff
  • December 6, 2019 February 7, 2021
  • 15:00

Citigroup staff plant trees, work at food banks for annual volunteering day

Citigroup Inc.’s employees in Toronto spent Tuesday planting trees and shrubs at a local conservation area for the bank’s global community day. During Citi’s annual…

Which work-related terms are dominating Canadians’ online job searches?

Health benefits and paid time off are among the top job perks Canadians are looking for when searching online for a new job, according to a new report by data…

  • By: Staff
  • June 7, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 08:50

How a Blue Zone concept can benefit the workplace

What can a small Alberta town of 70,000 people do when the provincial government’s response to, “We need a hospital,” is that they can possibly…

How important are pet perks at work?

Allowing employees to bring their dogs to work could have a paw-sitive influence on morale, recruitment and retention, according to a new survey by Wellness Natural…

  • By: Staff
  • June 4, 2019 December 3, 2020
  • 15:30
Constructive dismissal and the corresponding duty to mitigate damages

Constructive dismissal and the corresponding duty to mitigate damages

In a recent case, the Ontario Superior Court found an employee failed to mitigate damages when he refused a return-to-work offer from his employer, with whom he…

  • June 4, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:30

Generation Z wants supportive managers, flexible work hours: survey

A third of generation Z measure success by manager recognition and colleague support, according to a new survey by the Workforce Institute at Kronos Inc. The survey,…

  • By: Staff
  • June 3, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 15:00
Canada seeing measurable improvements in women on corporate boards: report

Canada seeing measurable improvements in women on corporate boards: report

Four years after the Ontario Securities Commission introduced its comply-or-explain disclosure policy, Canada has seen measurable improvements in the number of women sitting on corporate…

Canada Life introducing RESP to group benefits plans

Students value salary, development in prospective jobs: survey

A good salary, job security and professional development are the top employment criteria for post-secondary students, according to a new survey by Universum Global. The…

  • By: Staff
  • May 30, 2019 February 23, 2021
  • 09:00

PIPSC agreement includes parental leave top-up, paid domestic violence leave

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada and the Treasury Board have reached an agreement that includes expanded parental leave top-up, paid leave…

  • By: Staff
  • May 29, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:30

Work-home role ambiguity negatively affects commuters: study

Employees who think about their upcoming role at work during their morning commutes are less likely to be negatively affected, according to a recent study by the…

  • By: Staff
  • May 27, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:45

Employers must shape workplace culture to fit preferences of younger generations: survey

More than four out of five (83 per cent) Canadian workers are satisfied with their work, according to a study on the Canadian workplace by office supplies,…

  • By: Staff
  • May 24, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 13:15

Fear of speaking up can lead to employee mental-health issues: survey

The majority of U.S. employees feel they can’t share an idea, opinion or concern at work due to a fear of disrupting their role at…

  • By: Staff
  • May 21, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 15:00

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…

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

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…

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

The legal risks of drug plan design changes

Drug plan design changes are often unavoidable, whether they’re due to a carrier modifying contracts across the board or an employer looking to manage ballooning…

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…

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

Learn about first six months of legalized cannabis at 2019 Benefit and Pensions Summit

The conflation of medical and recreational cannabis can present challenges when it comes to workplace policies, says Gregory Clooney, a lawyer and senior legal consultant…

76% of companies lacking DEI goals: survey

More than three-quarters (76 per cent) of companies have no diversity or inclusion goals of any nature, according to a new survey by human-resources analyst…

  • By: Staff
  • February 24, 2021 February 24, 2021
  • 09:00

TD Bank expanding DEI goals via e-training, shared experiences

TD Bank is broadening its diversity, equity and inclusion goals and connecting employees through anti-racism e-learnings, promoting intersectionality and a storytelling approach. During the month…

IKEA Canada signing BlackNorth pledge, expanding DEI efforts

IKEA Canada is signing the BlackNorth Initiative pledge as part of its ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. The pledge during Black History Month reconfirms…

  • By: Staff
  • February 18, 2021 February 18, 2021
  • 09:00