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Canadians prioritizing salary, benefits in job search: survey

Canadians prioritizing salary, benefits in job search: survey

While 78 per cent of respondents agreed salary is their top reason for accepting one job offer over another, 49 per cent said benefits is also…

  • By: Staff
  • May 2, 2019 September 19, 2019
  • 15:00

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

Morneau Shepell publishes first corporate social responsibility report

Over the last year, Morneau Shepell Ltd. has implemented innovative strategies that have fostered openness, diversity and well-being, according to its inaugural corporate social responsibility…

  • By: Staff
  • April 26, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:00

Total rewards shifting to more person-centric programs

Alongside Hydro One Ltd.’s initial public offering in November 2015, the company underwent an internal transformation by revamping its total rewards program. Previously, the utility organization’s program was…

Aon sells culture, engagement, leadership development and advisory businesses

Aon sells culture, engagement, leadership development and advisory businesses

Aon has reached a definitive agreement to sell certain businesses within its talent practice, specifically culture and engagement, leadership development and advisory and related products…

  • By: Staff
  • April 18, 2019 September 19, 2019
  • 09:00
Communication, learning key factors in driving employee experience: report

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

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…

2019 Workplace Benefits Awards now open for entries

Does your organization’s mental health or diversity program deserve recognition? Are you leading the way when it comes to drug and benefits plan innovation? Is…

Employers including diversity objectives in benefits, culture programs: survey

Employers are increasingly including diversity and inclusion objectives in their benefits, compensation, workplace culture and well-being initiatives, according to new research by Willis Towers Watson. The…

  • By: Staff
  • April 11, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:50
More women leaving work to care for older relatives: study

More women leaving work to care for older relatives: study

As the need for elder care is increasing so are the related work disruptions, with more women than men taking on the responsibility, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • April 9, 2019 September 19, 2019
  • 15:00

As men take on more outside-of-work roles, women win in workplace: study

Today’s corporate culture of always being on and available has led to higher levels of work-life conflict where men are struggling to balance their new…

Employers must prepare to be compliant with federal pay equity: Mercer

Employers must prepare to be compliant with federal pay equity: Mercer

Canadian employers may need to re-evaluate how they think about job classes and compensation when the federal pay equity legislation comes into effect. The new…

Extra EI sickness benefits would cost feds $1.1 billion a year: PBO

Providing income support for a year to people who are too sick to work would cost the federal government $1 billion more than its current…

How Citigroup is using leave policies to support employees amid the pandemic

As the effects of the coronavirus pandemic reshapes the Canadian workplace and employees struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy, Citigroup Inc. is preparing for…

Q&A with Coca-Cola Canada’s senior director of total rewards

Martha Callum, Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd.’s senior director of total rewards, talks about the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, diversity and inclusion initiatives and perfecting…

How to communicate the value of a benefits plan to employees

It’s often said perception is reality and that’s definitely true when it comes to benefits plans. If employees can’t easily perceive the value in their…

  • By: Tom Milne
  • March 9, 2021 March 22, 2021
  • 09:00

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…

Ontario Amazon warehouse being investigated for labour violations following coronavirus outbreak

An Amazon warehouse that was ordered to shut down last week due to a major coronavirus outbreak is also being investigated for potential labour violations, the Ontario…

Majority of Amazon workers at Alabama warehouse vote not to unionize

Amazon workers voted against forming a union at a warehouse in Alabama, handing the online retail giant a decisive victory and cutting off a path…

Assessing the mental-health offerings for plan members with moderate to severe symptoms

The pandemic has taken a dramatic toll on the well-being of Canadians, but one of the most notable trends has been its impact on employees…

What plan sponsors need to know about employees with atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis affects all areas of patients’ lives, including their work and productivity, said Lyn Guenther, professor of dermatology at Western University, during Benefits Canada’s…