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Norway, Sweden and Denmark offer the best parental work-life balance, according to a new study by Remote Technology Inc. The global study assessed the quality of parental work-life balance in 20 nations by analyzing factors like parental leave, annual leave entitlement and childcare costs. It found the Nordic nations had an exceptionally high expenditure on family […]

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  • May 24, 2024 May 23, 2024
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Canadian companies, especially small- and medium-sized employers, are facing unprecedented challenges in attracting and retaining skilled and motivated talent. According to a recent survey by Robert Half Canada Inc., 42 per cent of Canadian employees have already started searching for a new job or are planning to do so in the first six months of […]

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While merit increases offered by Canadian employers remain above inflation and are still higher than pre-coronavirus pandemic times, they’re continuing to trend downward in the first quarter of 2024, according to a new survey by Mercer Canada. The survey, which polled more than 400 employers, found the average national merit increase was 3.2 per cent, […]

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  • May 13, 2024 May 10, 2024
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A consultant says location is one of many factors determining pay, while a human resources specialist argues it shouldn’t be a consideration. Cissy Pau, principal consultant, Clear HR Consulting Inc. Work location is certainly a factor to consider when determining pay for remote workers. When conducting compensation benchmarking, it’s common practice to look at pay […]

More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of working mothers are concerned about losing the level of flexibility they have at work in 2024, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. Over the last 24 months, more companies have mandated employees to work onsite more frequently and that’s a big concern for working parents, […]

Fewer U.S. workers are leaving their jobs, with roughly two-fifths citing improved work-life balance (44 per cent), interesting work (41 per cent) and financial stability (38 per cent) as their top reasons for staying with their current employer, according to a new survey by software company Ringover. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 workers, […]

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  • May 7, 2024 May 6, 2024
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A majority (90 per cent) of U.S. workers have “rage applied” for a new job in the last six months, according to a new survey by Bold Ltd. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 employees, found nearly nine in 10 (88 per cent) said they’ve experienced burnout, with roughly a quarter noting they think about quitting their job every […]

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  • May 1, 2024 May 1, 2024
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Meridian Credit Union is focusing on flexibility and mentorship to promote gender equity and female leadership in the historically male-dominated financial industry. According to the Canadian Credit Union Association, in 2023, only eight per cent of Fortune 500 chief executive officers were women. However, at Canada’s credit unions, 30 per cent of CEOs/general managers were […]

While employers recognize employee benefits are an important part of attracting and retaining talent, seven in 10 (70 per cent) say it’s impossible to offer all of the benefits that employees are currently demanding, according to a new survey by the Harris Poll on behalf of Express Services Inc. The survey, which polled more than […]

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  • April 19, 2024 May 3, 2024
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Two-fifths (41 per cent) of pet owners say they’d be willing to take a pay cut in order to work in a pet-friendly environment, according to a new survey by OnePoll on behalf of Vetster. The survey, which polled 1,800 employed pet owners, found 60 per cent were willing to seek new employment if their pet […]

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  • April 16, 2024 April 16, 2024
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