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Two-thirds of global employees would swap data for more customized benefits

Two-thirds of global employees would swap data for more customized benefits

Two-thirds (62 per cent) of global employees said they’d exchange their work-related data for more customized benefits, rewards and compensation, according to a new survey…

  • By: Staff
  • February 13, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 16:15

More gender diversity needed in alternative investments: report

Institutional investors are driving efforts to improve gender diversity within the alternative investments space, but there are still major challenges in recruiting, retaining and advancing…

Companies make room for the office power nap, recognizing need for rest

Companies make room for the office power nap, recognizing need for rest

Snoozing on the job isn’t just permitted at Bob Vaez’s software company, it’s encouraged. The Toronto boss of EventMobi describes himself as  “the only CEO…

How some employers are helping staff talk pot with their kids

How some employers are helping staff talk pot with their kids

Following the legalization of recreational cannabis in October 2018, most Canadian organizations created policies for employees on what is and isn’t allowed in the workplace. But one group…

How will 2018’s employment law changes play out for employers in 2019?

How will 2018’s employment law changes play out for employers in 2019?

In 2018, several significant employment and labour law changes were rolled out across Canada, especially in Ontario, which saw a change of government in June. “These changes will…

Gallagher appoints new president of Canadian benefits group

Gallagher appoints new president of Canadian benefits group

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is appointing Melanie Jeannotte as the national president of its benefits services group in Canada. Prior to the new role,…

  • By: Staff
  • February 6, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 15:10
CN, United Steelworkers’ agreement includes improved dental, health benefits

CN, United Steelworkers’ agreement includes improved dental, health benefits

The tentative agreement reached by the Canadian National Railway Co. and the United Steelworkers union has been approved by a national ratification vote. In addition…

  • By: Staff
  • February 5, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 19:00
Women worried having children hinders career advancement: survey

Women worried having children hinders career advancement: survey

While most employees agree working mothers bring value to the workplace and make strong leaders, women still find having children negatively affects their career, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • February 4, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 09:15
Flexible working, harassment prevention among leading HR trends

Flexible working, harassment prevention among leading HR trends

Flexibility working, harassment prevention, pay transparency and a reliance on soft skills are the main trends affecting Canadian human resources leaders, according to a new report…

  • By: Staff
  • January 28, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 09:00

Staff at Ontario Teachers’-owned seniors home want better pay, pension

Employees at a seniors’ residence in Hamilton, Ont., are asking the facility’s owner, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, to provide them with better pay and a…

  • By: Staff
  • January 25, 2019 January 12, 2021
  • 15:30
Sun Life named among most sustainable global companies

Sun Life named among most sustainable global companies

Sun Life Financial Inc. is among the most sustainable companies globally for the tenth consecutive year. The 2019 ranking, published by media company Corporate Knights, is based on sustainability performance criteria…

Specific solutions required to move dial on mental-health treatment, costs

Specific solutions required to move dial on mental-health treatment, costs

A significant disconnect exists between the degree of mental-health problems facing Canadians today, the costs of workplace mental health and the solutions in place to address…

Dealing with stigma of returning to work after mental-health leave

Dealing with stigma of returning to work after mental-health leave

Depression is pervasive and creates problems within individual relationships, but also within workplace relationships. Looking at how to have more affective conversations about depression is…

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