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When Lightspeed Commerce Inc. employees headed back to their office this year, they found a space double the size of their last with a restaurant serving free meals, a smoothie bar and a barista to craft custom drinks. “We’re making it a very unique experience and the entire office is kind of a lounging area […]

Large employers in the U.K. are taking action to help employees in the face of the continuing cost-of-living challenges, according to a new survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The top ways employers are intervening to help with rising inflation include focused pay increases for essential workers (53 per cent), additional pay reviews (51 per cent) and one-off […]

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  • August 30, 2022 August 29, 2022
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Ontario’s school support staff are moving toward a strike vote starting Sept. 23 over extended benefits, short-term disability leave and wage increases, among other requests by the workers’ union the Canadian Union of Public Employees. In its initial proposal, the CUPE is asking the government to provide additional funds to cover the increasing costs of […]

The majority (86 per cent) of North American employers are hiring employees at the higher end of salary ranges to help with attraction and retention, according to a new survey by WTW. The survey, which polled more than 850 employers in Canada and the U.S., found 66 per cent have increased hiring activity since the […]

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  • August 11, 2022 August 9, 2022
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With nine in 10 (89 per cent) employers finding it challenging to find skilled professionals, companies are using a range of recruiting tactics to win over skilled workers, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled more than 500 employers, found the most commonly used attraction strategies were increasing salaries […]

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  • August 9, 2022 August 9, 2022
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Paramedics from 40 ambulance services across Quebec are striking to lower the required retirement age for their defined benefit pension plan and for pay equity with their emergency services colleagues. The Fédération des employés du préhospitalier du Québec union — which has nearly 2,500 pre-hospital members, including paramedics — went on strike July 1. Currently, the members’ […]

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  • July 7, 2022 July 6, 2022
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Two-fifths (40 per cent) of U.S. employees and one in five U.K. workers say their employer has introduced new childcare programs or subsidies over the past year, according to a survey by software company Beqom. The survey, which polled 2,000 employees in the U.K. and the U.S., found 45 per cent of U.S parents and 42 […]

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  • June 27, 2022 June 27, 2022
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Median pay for women occupying the corner office rose to nearly $16 million, according to an annual survey by Equilar Inc. for The Associated Press. Still, experts say there’s much more to be done to improve gender diversity in the corporate ranks and close the pay gap between men and women. Jane Stevenson, vice-chair of […]

Cisco Systems Inc. is exploring shifting a percentage of its Canadian employees’ bonuses into their base pay to help staff contend with the impacts of inflation. The company’s decision comes as workers across the world are finding their paycheques aren’t going as far as they used to amid higher costs of living as a result […]

A majority (92 per cent) of Canadian employees feel they’re at risk of experiencing burnout as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, according to a new survey by Mercer. The survey, which polled 11,000 employers and employees from 16 countries, found 59 per cent of employer respondents are concerned about high employee sickness/absence rates and remote […]