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A third (35 per cent) of employees say every workday feels the same, similar to the 1993 film Groundhog Day, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled more than 300 professionals via LinkedIn, also found, while 51 per cent said their workdays are balanced between repetition and variation […]

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Half (48 per cent) of Canadian employers say they’re increasing their salary budget for 2023, according to a new survey by Normandin Beaudry. The survey, which polled more than 440 employers, found two-fifths (43 per cent) of respondents said they’ve earmarked an average of 1.2 per cent in additional funds for salary increases. Among the […]

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  • February 1, 2023 January 31, 2023
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Telus Communications Inc. is training its people leaders to recognize when employees are experiencing mental-health struggles. The organization provides leaders with scripts to refer to when they recognize an employee needs help. The scripts guide managers through broaching the conversation, directing employees to the appropriate company support tools, following up with the individual and maintaining confidentiality. Company […]

Employees of the City of Whitehorse represented by the Yukon Employees’ Union and N.W.T.-based Collège nordique francophone are joining the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan’s DBplus arrangement. The two employers are among a number of organizations that have recently joined the CAAT’s plan, including the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, the Saskatchewan College […]

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  • January 31, 2023 January 31, 2023
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An article on how British Columbia’s amended definition of provision for adverse deviation will impact the province’s target-benefit pension plans was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. B.C.’s amended PfAD to provide more flexibility to target-benefit pension plans: experts 2. BNP Paribas expanding […]

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  • January 27, 2023 January 26, 2023
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A new retirement plan design could allow more public employees in the U.S. to accrue retirement benefits regardless of their length of service, according to a report by think tank the Reason Foundation. The plan, which blends elements of defined contribution and defined benefit pension plans, focuses on providing employees with the target retirement income […]

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  • January 25, 2023 January 25, 2023
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Bell Canada is marking its annual Let’s Talk Day with a call-to-action for increased mental-health support within communities and workplaces. “This year’s campaign has taken a step in a bold new direction,” says Monika Mielnik, director of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, mental health and well-being at Bell Canada. “Our awareness campaign is focusing on the […]

The majority (80 per cent) of frontline employees who say they feel supported and understood by their manager plan to stay in their current role, according to a global survey by Lighthouse Research & Advisory on behalf of software company Workday Inc. The survey, which polled more than 3,000 workers, found a supportive manager can […]

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  • January 23, 2023 January 23, 2023
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BNP Paribas in Canada is expanding its talent pool by recruiting neurodiverse employees through a new talent attraction program. Sonja Volpe, chief executive officer at BNP Paribas in Canada, says the program — a partnership with EY Canada — is providing the financial company with an opportunity to broaden its talent base by tapping into […]

Employees who feel like they don’t belong at their workplace are 59 per cent more likely to consider quitting their job due to mental-health concerns, according to a new survey by LifeSpeak Inc. The survey, which polled 1,000 employees and 1,000 human resources professionals, found nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) of employees who reported a […]

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  • January 19, 2023 January 18, 2023
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