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Half of senior leaders considering downshifting, quitting or retiring amid pandemic: survey

Just over half (51 per cent) of senior leaders are considering leaving, retiring or downshifting from their current organization or position due to decreased mental…

  • By: Staff
  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
  • 15:00
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73% of Canadians believe their employers perform strongly on social issues: survey

Almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of Canadian employees said they believe their employers perform strongly on social issues, such as health and safety or equity…

  • By: Staff
  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
  • 09:00

Twitter supporting working parents via virtual camp, learning offerings this summer

School’s out for the summer, which means many working parents are once again juggling remote working with trying to keep their kids occupied during the…

Number of employees retiring, quitting could rise as pandemic recedes: report

Employees choosing to retire or quit could rise in the second half of 2021 alongside the coronavirus pandemic receding, according to a report by the…

Little legal clarity for employers dealing with pandemic-related layoffs

A trio of conflicting decisions from Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice has left employers confused about a possible onslaught of wrongful dismissal lawsuits stemming from…

C.F. Crozier providing employees with $20,000 help to buy first home

The Ontario-based engineering consultancy firm C.F. Crozier and Associates Inc. is going beyond offering typical benefits, such as eye, dental and mental-health care, and providing…

Sun Life allowing staff to choose where they work post-pandemic

When Sun Life Assurance Co.’s employees return to work once the coronavirus pandemic recedes, they’ll be able to choose whether they work at home or…

Pay equity law taking effect in August aims to close gender wage gap

The federal government says legislation meant to help close the gender wage gap will come into effect on Aug. 31 and be phased in over…

Employers grappling with unvaccinated employees upon return to office

Unvaccinated workers returning to the office could be required to continue wearing masks, steer clear of common areas and face a staggered workday or may…

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Uberflip improving company culture, employee retention through CSR initiatives

Toronto-based technology firm Uberflip is shaping its company culture by giving back to worthwhile causes. “When you give people an opportunity to be charitable, they’re…

B.C. hospitality workers’ layoffs affecting critical benefits during pandemic

A labour dispute between hospitality workers and two Vancouver hotels is affecting the employees’ health benefits and pension plan. More than 50 hospitality workers at…

RCMP rolling out new digital benefits, insurance platform for 40,000 plan members

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police group life insurance and disability income insurance plans are now available to members via a secure, self-service digital platform. When…

43% of Canadians fear contracting coronavirus when they return to office: survey

Although vaccinations have been ramping up across the country, almost half (46 per cent) of Canadians who are working from home are anxious about contracting…

  • By: Staff
  • July 6, 2021 July 5, 2021
  • 09:00

How Willful is using benefits, flexibility and perks to attract top talent in tight labour market

While many organizations had to press pause on their hiring plans at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Willful, a Canadian online estate planning company,…

Use words, imagery for inclusive employee communications

Words and imagery have the power to connect, evoke emotion and elicit a reaction. They also have the power to be inclusive, or exclusive, and…

Generation Z valuing employee wellness programs for successful remote work: survey

While only 15 per cent of surveyed working Canadians listed wellness programs among their top three factors for successful remote work, the figure is almost…

  • By: Staff
  • June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021
  • 15:00

Providing free pads, tampons to federal employees could cost employers $1M+ annually: report

Providing free pads and tampons in federally regulated workplaces could cost employers more than $1 million annually to become a reality, Canada’s labour minister was told…

Expert panel: Understanding the changing legal climates for institutional investors

In case you missed it, a recent legal opinion by pension lawyer Randy Bauslaugh suggested plan sponsors might be personally liable for failing to consider…

PIAC warns of ‘unintended consequences’ of pension super-priority bill

There could be “unintended consequences” if a bill conferring preferred creditor status to defined benefit pension plan members during bankruptcies passes through Canada’s House of Commons,…

  • By: Staff
  • June 23, 2021 June 24, 2021
  • 13:00

TD bringing employees together to mark Canada’s first Emancipation Day

TD Bank is bringing employees together to mark Emancipation Day, the country’s first national holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the British Empire. This…

New collective agreements for FCL, GFL staff include benefits improvements

New collective agreements for two separate groups of employees include improvements to health benefits and work-life balance. The negotiations between Federated Co-operatives Ltd. and Unifor,…

  • By: Staff
  • July 28, 2021 July 28, 2021
  • 09:00

Aon, Willis Towers Watson call off proposed merger

Aon and Willis Towers Watson have agreed to terminate their proposed merger and end litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice. The merger, which was…

  • By: Staff
  • July 26, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 12:00