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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…

Information security, data privacy an increasing concern with flexible working: study

Information security, data privacy an increasing concern with flexible working: study

While half of workers frequently work outside the office, 11 per cent said their employer has no security protocols for using work-related electronic devices offsite, according…

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

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
  • 15:00