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When the Molson Coors Beverage Co. introduced gender affirmation benefits for its Canadian workforce early this year, it was an extension of its diversity, equity and inclusion goal to make the traditionally male-dominated brewing industry a more welcoming place for underrepresented groups. The gender affirmation benefit, which was first offered to the brewing company’s U.S. […]

KPMG in Canada is allowing employees to work remotely from another province or country in a bid to attract and retain talent amid a crowded labour market. The company’s Roam program allows eligible employees to work in any Canadian province for up to eight weeks per year or four weeks abroad in designated countries that […]

Nearly a third (31 per cent) of Canadian employees are currently looking or plan to look for a new role in the second half of 2022, up from 28 per cent in December 2021, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled more than 500 Canadian employees, found those […]

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  • June 20, 2022 June 21, 2022
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While Canada’s rate of employee engagement is in line with the global average of 21 per cent, it remains lower than the U.S. (35 per cent), according to a new survey by Gallup Inc. Among Canadian employee respondents, 63 per cent were likely to describe themselves as thriving compared to a global average of 33 […]

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  • June 20, 2022 June 17, 2022
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Half (48 per cent) of dog owners are willing to leave their current job for a more pet-friendly employer, according to a new survey by pet services marketplace A Place for Rover Inc. The survey, which polled 500 Canadian employees who own dogs, found this percentage increased to 58 per cent among respondents who welcomed […]

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  • June 17, 2022 June 17, 2022
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards win is generating discussion and the sharing of ideas with other WBA recipients and nominees, says Merlyn Sequeira, the organization’s director of total rewards, payroll, recognition, wellness and human resources systems. “There were a few ideas that came from those discussions which I thought I could leverage and […]

Nearly a third (30 per cent) of private sector employers in the U.S. are offering Juneteenth as a paid holiday this year, in addition to any federal U.S. employers already providing it as a paid day off, according to a new survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Juneteenth — also referred to as […]


Eight in 10 (81 per cent) white-collar workers cite hybrid work as a top factor when looking for a new job, ranked alongside higher pension contributions (90 per cent), bonuses/profit sharing (85 per cent) and unlimited vacation and holiday allowances (76 per cent), according to a new survey by IWG. The survey, which polled 1,000 […]

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  • June 16, 2022 June 16, 2022
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Three-quarters (74 per cent) of employers cite cost as the most important aspect to consider when designing and reviewing their benefits plans, followed by employee attraction and retention (63 per cent), according to a new survey by MBWL International Ltd. and Normandin Beaudry. Daniel Drolet, a senior partner at Normandin Beaudry, says while employers focused […]

More than two years after the coronavirus pandemic shifted many white-collar employees to remote working, some employers are planning their return to the office — even if it means bringing staff back kicking and screaming. Earlier this month, Tesla Inc. founder and chief executive officer Elon Musk made waves when, in internal emails, he demanded […]