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Nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) of Canadian employees say return-to-worksite mandates impose a financial burden, a percentage that increases to 70 per cent among hybrid workers due to the cost of working remotely and onsite, according to a new survey by Capterra Inc. The survey, which polled 250 Canadian workers, found 81 per cent said […]

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  • May 22, 2024 May 22, 2024
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A story on how private payers are implementing preferred pharmacy networks to reduce benefits plan costs was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the past week: 1. More private payers seeking to reduce costs turning to preferred pharmacy networks: expert 2. Chipotle expanding […]

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  • May 3, 2024 May 2, 2024
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Generation Z and millennials say they’d expect a 10 per cent salary increase, on average, if they were unable to work in a hybrid working arrangement, according to a survey by IWG Canada.  The survey, which polled more than 1,000 Canadian adults who work in a flexible, hybrid environment, found an overwhelming majority of gen Z […]

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  • April 26, 2024 April 26, 2024
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The majority (83 per cent) of U.S. employees in a remote working arrangement say they’d be encouraged to return to the office if their commute was paid by their employer, according to a new survey by software company Ringover. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 workers, found a majority of employees would also willingly […]

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  • April 12, 2024 April 12, 2024
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An article on the Ontario Court of Appeal’s affirmation of a $1.5 million punitive damages award was the most-read article on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pensions and investment articles of the past week: 1. Court of Appeal upholds $1.5 million punitive damages award in LTD claims case 2. N.B. transferring 5 public […]

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  • February 9, 2024 February 8, 2024
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The percentage of Canadians working most of their hours from home continued to decline in November 2023 to 20 per cent, from 40 per cent in April 2020 and 30 per cent in January 2022, according to a new report by Statistics Canada. It found while women were more likely than men to work exclusively […]

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  • February 5, 2024 February 2, 2024
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More than a quarter (29 per cent) of Canadian employees say they want to reduce in-office work, with three-quarters (76 per cent) citing saving time and money from less frequent commuting as top reasons for doing so, according to a survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,300 hiring managers […]

One in five (20 per cent) Canadians reported working from home in May 2023, declining slightly from 22 per cent in May 2022 and 24 per cent in May 2021, according to a survey by Statistics Canada. It found 15.9 million employees commuted to a location outside the home for work, up five per cent from 2022 and up 26 […]

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  • August 30, 2023 August 30, 2023
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With hybrid working emerging as the frontrunner in the evolving workplace, ‘bare minimum’ workdays is one of many flexible working policies employers are testing to determine the arrangement that best suits the needs of their employees and businesses. Bare minimum workdays allow employees to work at a much more relaxed pace without distractions. More employers […]

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For public relations executive Terance Brouse, the office is where creativity flows. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, employees at Maverick PR work from the firm’s office, a converted red brick Victorian home in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood. “We come to the office on the same days because we need a quorum,” says Brouse, the firm’s vice-president […]