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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
Gen Z expects fast promotions, diversity and inclusion initiatives: study

Gen Z expects fast promotions, diversity and inclusion initiatives: study

Generation Z workers have high expectations when it comes to earnings, promotions and management opportunities, according to a new study by InsideOut Development. Those in generation…

Leadership gender gap continues to persist globally: study

Leadership gender gap continues to persist globally: study

The leadership gender gap in the global workplace continues to persist because organizations aren’t making the advancement of women a formal business priority, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • March 8, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 15:30
Women’s workplace contributions aren’t always visible: study

Women’s workplace contributions aren’t always visible: study

In male-dominated sectors, women often feel isolated or held to an unreasonably high standard, since mistakes or failures may be attributed to gender, according to a…

Half of Canadian workers to ask for pay raise in 2019: survey

About half of Canadian employees are definitely (21 per cent) or possibly (32 per cent) going to ask for a pay raise in 2019, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • February 28, 2019 December 3, 2020
  • 15:30
40% of Canadians don’t know whether employers offer diversity programs: survey

40% of Canadians don’t know whether employers offer diversity programs: survey

Nearly half (40 per cent) of Canadians don’t know whether their employers offer diversity and inclusion programs, according to a study by the Smith School of Business at Queen’s…

  • By: Staff
  • February 28, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 09:50
Can employers require mandated arbitration in employee disputes?

Can employers require mandated arbitration in employee disputes?

In response to months of pressure from employees, Google Inc. said last week it will no longer require employees to settle disputes with the company through…

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…

2020 Consultants Report: Pandemic will fundamentally change benefits, pension plans

The coronavirus pandemic is fundamentally changing the future of work and, very likely, the nature of employer-sponsored benefits and pension plans. Looking to the end…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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