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While there’s multiple opportunities for the use of artificial intelligence in the employee benefits space — including making the claims process more efficient and personalizing the plan member experience — one of the biggest advantages of the technology is the ability to streamline administrative tasks, allowing employees to focus on more value-added work in addition […]

The robots of the near-future won’t replace people, but will free them to focus on what they do best — empathizing, communicating and innovating, said Ken Goldberg, professor of engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, during the keynote session at the Canadian Investment Review‘s 2022 Investment Innovation Conference. “When [automated teller machines] first came […]

Global employers preparing for future of work: survey

The majority (61 per cent) of global employees believe their employers are preparing them for the future of work and 55 per cent said they trust their organization to reskill them if their job changes as a result of automation, according to Mercer’s 2020 global talents trends survey. However, the survey, which polled more than […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 27, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:30
Employers expecting to use more freelancers, rely less on full-time staff: survey

Employers are expecting to use an increasing number of contingent workers and correspondingly decrease their reliance on full-time employees, according to new research by Willis Towers Watson. The research surveyed more than 1,000 organizations in 40 countries on the changing world of work and adoption of digital and automation technologies in the workplace. It found contingent workers, […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 22, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00
When women thrive, organizations thrive, even in a disrupted economy

Whose jobs are put most at risk by artificial intelligence and automation? Common wisdom says it’s men, particularly blue collar men whose jobs are primarily manual labour, such as factory workers put at risk by robotics or truck drivers put at risk by the advance of driverless cars. However, the truth is more complicated. Many […]

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 human capital trends report by Deloitte. Further, 17 per cent more survey respondents in Canada said a positive work environment and trust in leadership are integral points in defining employee experience compared […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 17, 2019 September 19, 2019
  • 16:00
HRPA’s election platform suggests further clarity on marijuana rules

In advance of Ontario’s election on June 7, the Human Resources Professionals Association is setting out several recommendations for the province’s political parties, including more clarity around recreational marijuana rules. In light of the drug’s impending legalization, the HRPA’s election suggestions call for setting a clear legal definition of impairment as well as the grounds under which an employer […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 8, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:00
Public Policy Forum partners with TD Bank to explore the future of work

The Public Policy Forum and TD Bank Group are partnering to take a closer look at the changing nature of work in Canada. Through the three-year initiative, called the Future of Work, the forum will conduct research and engage stakeholders to investigate the ways Canadians can succeed in a changing workplace, according to a press […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 19, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 16:15
When Capital Trumps Borders

Amidst rising populism, the realities of labour will keep people moving across borders.