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As ‘quiet hiring’ becomes more prominent amid a challenging labour market, communication and incentivization are key considerations for employers, says Janet Candido, founder and principal of human resources consultancy Candido Consulting Group. “It can be a great growth opportunity for an employee, whether it’s presented as a stretch assignment or just an upscaling opportunity. You […]


Nearly half (46 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’re feeling burned out from their jobs, down slightly from 49 per cent in 2022, according to a new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 workers, found women (58 per cent) and younger employees (51 per cent) were more likely […]

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  • March 9, 2023 March 8, 2023
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More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of employees say their manager impacts their mental health as much as their spouse or partner, according to a new survey by human resources consultancy UKG. The survey, which polled 2,200 employees from around the world, found 70 per cent of respondents said their employer needs to do more […]

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  • January 27, 2023 January 26, 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 […]

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Amid a shift to remote and hybrid working arrangements, communication is key to resolving the disconnect between managers and employees on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, says Meisha-Ann Martin, senior director of people analytics and research at Workhuman. “Since people aren’t in the office as often as before, they aren’t necessarily able to see [first-hand] […]

Employers requiring workers with disabilities to return to the office should increase flexibility and regularly check in with these employees to make the transition as smooth as possible, says Farzeen Mawji, national practice leader in inclusion and diversity at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Remote and hybrid working arrangements proved beneficial for many employees with […]

As the coronavirus crisis moves into an endemic phase, employers are diligently rebuilding their workplaces to suit the new working environment that’s emerged from this cataclysmic disruption. In the meantime, Canadians are facing the rising cost of living and trying to balance the responsibilities in their work and family lives. In the face of all […]

Hybrid work and the rise of the four-day workweek are among the factors shaping employers’ well-being and mental-health strategies in 2023, says Laura Putnam, founder of wellness consultancy Motion Infusion. “These trends point to not only a rise in the recognition of the importance of well-being at work, but there’s also a recognition that check-the-box […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 16, 2022 December 15, 2022
  • 09:00

The majority of Capital One Canada’s workforce are second-generation Canadians and/or immigrants, so many employees didn’t see their families during the pandemic. While they wanted to take extended leaves from work, the financial company found few were actually taking advantage of its existing leave program. “It’s because it was unprotected,” said Rita Mizzi-Gago (right), the […]

Two-fifths (40 per cent) of all U.S. private sector employees don’t have an employer-sponsored retirement plan and non-white workers have the least access to these plans, according to a report by T. Rowe Price Group Inc. It found that, while 58 per cent of white employees had access to workplace retirement plans, this percentage decreased […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2022 November 24, 2022
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