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How employers can support working mothers during the ongoing pandemic

Women in Canada have long been walking a tightrope as they try to meet work with family responsibilities, but the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has seen…


How employers can support employees’ financial literacy, wellness amid DIY-investing craze

Possibly getting rich quick with a few swipes on one’s phone certainly sounds appealing and based on recent statistics and news reports, more and more…

EU implementing new pay transparency rules to help close gender wage gap

Ahead of International Women’s Day next week, the European Union Commission announced it’s imposing new rules to make pay levels public in order to make…


Monetary-performance bonuses top perk for employees: poll

Almost half (46 per cent) of Canadian employees said monetary-performance bonuses make them feel most appreciated by an employer, according to a poll done in…

  • By: Staff
  • March 5, 2021 March 5, 2021
  • 09:00

SEB’s FlexPlus is simplifying the benefits plan enrolment process

Navigating the benefits plan enrolment process — and the multiple service providers in a benefits offering — can be a challenge for employees with plenty…

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HOOPP focusing on DEI, stopping anti-Black racism

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is making diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives a top priority, including a commitment to combat anti-Black systemic racism. Elena…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • February 26, 2021 February 26, 2021
  • 09:00

Majority of Canadians support extending EI sickness benefit to at least 26 weeks: survey

A new survey by Ipsos for the Canadian Cancer Society showed 88 per cent of Canadians support extending the employment insurance sickness benefit to at…

  • By: Staff
  • February 25, 2021 February 26, 2021
  • 09:00

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
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Black professionals lacking clear paths to career advancement: survey

Forty per cent of Black professionals say the biggest obstacle in their career is not having a clear path or opportunity for advancement at their…

  • By: Staff
  • February 16, 2021 February 17, 2021
  • 09:00
Gallagher appointing Daniel Sullivan senior vice-president of benefits, HR

Gallagher appointing Daniel Sullivan senior vice-president of benefits, HR

Gallagher is appointing Daniel Sullivan as senior vice-president of its benefits and human resources consulting practice in Ottawa. Sullivan brings more than 10 years of…

  • By: Staff
  • February 12, 2021 February 26, 2021
  • 09:00
Salesforce planning to switch to flex-work model post-pandemic

Salesforce planning to switch to flex-work model post-pandemic

San Francisco-based business software maker Salesforce says it will let most of its employees work from home permanently after the coronavirus pandemic, for at least…

Editorial: Learning by doing during a once-in-a-century crisis

The best way to learn is by doing. And since March 11, 2020, when a pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization, we’ve all…

How TD Bank is putting technology first to support its employees amid the pandemic

For years, digital offerings played second banana to in-person options for many employers aiming to connect with and support employees. Not anymore. As employers and…

Pension plan committees applying virtual-meeting lessons to second year of pandemic

Pension plan committees pivoted to virtual meetings in March 2020 and learned many lessons to apply to year two of the pandemic and beyond As…

McDonald’s mandating anti-harassment training worldwide

McDonald’s Corp. is mandating worker training to combat harassment, discrimination and violence in its restaurants worldwide starting next year. The training requirement will impact 2…

Employers should weigh human rights, health risks when drafting pandemic policies

Employers are facing a growing number of legal considerations as they continually adapt policies amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a recent webinar hosted…

Mandatory coronavirus testing for unionized employees allowed: arbitrator

Arbitrator Dana Randall has ruled that unilaterally-imposed, bi-weekly testing for the novel coronavirus at a Woodstock, Ont., unionized retirement home is reasonable when weighed against…

Q&A with Microsoft Canada’s head of HR

Carolyn Byer, Microsoft Canada’s head of human resources, talks about the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, implementing DEI measures and supporting employee mental health Q.…

Volkswagen giving frontline workers in Germany €1,000 bonuses amid pandemic

In recognition of its employees’ efforts during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Volkswagen and Germany’s largest industrial union have agreed on a 23-month wage deal that…

Salesforce allowing vaccinated employees in the U.S. return to the office

In just a few weeks, Salesforce will allow employees in select U.S. locations to return to work in the office, according to a statement the…

  • By: Staff
  • April 14, 2021 April 14, 2021
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