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University of Saskatchewan support workers closer to strike over DB pension changes

The union representing University of Saskatchewan support workers is one step closer to striking in an ongoing dispute regarding its members’ wages and pensions. Canadian Union of Public Employees…

Fidelity Investments rolls out charitable giving program for employers

Fidelity Investments rolls out charitable giving program for employers

Fidelity Investments has launched a charitable giving program, which aims to make it easier for employers to manage their philanthropic programs and for employees to…

Canadian women earning $0.84 for every dollar earned by men: study

Canadian women earning $0.84 for every dollar earned by men: study

Canada’s gender pay gap is at 16.1 per cent, with women earning roughly $0.84 for every dollar earned by men, according to a new survey…

Great-West Life, psychologist launch tool for evaluating workplace psychological safety

Great-West Life, psychologist launch tool for evaluating workplace psychological safety

The Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace and MyWorkplaceHealth.com founder Joti Samra are launching an online tool aimed at helping employers assess their leaders’…

  • By: Staff
  • March 26, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 15:15
My Take: Employer support important when managing child’s mental-health issue

My Take: Employer support important when managing child’s mental-health issue

It’s estimated by the Mental Health Commission of Canada that 1.2 million children and youth in Canada are affected by mental illness, but less than…

Employees key to transforming organizations: panel

Employees key to transforming organizations: panel

How do employers enable their workforces in the era of disruption? Smart organizations are figuring this out by understanding what skill sets they’ll need in the future…

Canadian employers embracing customization of benefits plans

Canadian employers embracing customization of benefits plans

While 72 per cent of Canadian employers said they expect to differentiate their benefits programs for recruitment and retention in the next three years, just…

  • By: Staff
  • March 22, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:30
Pay equity problem persists in Canadian workplaces: survey

Pay equity problem persists in Canadian workplaces: survey

Canadian men earn an average annual salary of $66,504, 25 per cent more than the reported average of $49,721 for women, according to a new…

  • By: Staff
  • March 21, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 09:30

Budget 2019: More proposals that could affect plan sponsors

The 2019 federal budget offered several proposals to help working Canadians, ranging from new leave provisions to tax benefit adjustments. A potential new leave provision is aimed at…

  • By: Staff
  • March 20, 2019 December 3, 2020
  • 14:45
79% of global executives expect freelancers to replace full-time staff: survey

79% of global executives expect freelancers to replace full-time staff: survey

More than three-quarters (79 per cent) of executives said they expect contingent and freelance workers to substantially replace full-time employees in the coming years, according…

  • By: Staff
  • March 20, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 09:00

Improving engagement, retention by taking care of employees’ loved ones

Employees have multi-dimensional lives, with responsibilities outside the workplace that affect how they perform within it. This is why companies that are consistently recognized as…

Q&A with Bruce Power’s Monica Warnell

Q&A with Bruce Power’s Monica Warnell

Bruce Power Ltd. Partnership’s manager of human resources and total rewards shares her view on optimizing the benefits plan, enjoying the great outdoors and employee…

  • By: Ryan Murphy
  • March 15, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:49
Culture of equality a powerful multiplier of workplace innovation: study

Culture of equality a powerful multiplier of workplace innovation: study

A workplace culture of equality is a powerful multiplier of innovation and growth, according to a study from Accenture. Research found that in Canada an…

  • By: Staff
  • March 14, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 09:20

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…

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

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

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

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

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