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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, […]

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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Canadians’ happiness in the workplace increased to 6.8 points out of 10 in April, up slightly from 6.6 in March, according to a new survey by ADP Canada Co. The survey, which polled 1,200 Canadian workers, found nearly half (47 per cent) said they feel satisfied in their current roles and responsibilities, with respondents continuing to […]

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  • April 25, 2024 April 24, 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 […]

The Public Service Alliance of Canada recently filed a policy grievance against the Treasury Board for its management of the transfer of the Public Service Health Care Plan to Canada Life Assurance Co., which has impacted tens of thousands of federal public service workers covered under the plan. In 2023, the federal government implemented two […]

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Nearly half (49 per cent) of Canadian job postings on Indeed.com in February 2024 featured pay information, up from 22 per cent in early 2019, according to a report by the job search website’s Hiring Lab research centre. The report, which extracted pay information from job postings published on the website, found among postings that included pay […]

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  • April 1, 2024 March 28, 2024
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The federal minimum wage is rising to $17.30 per hour, effective April 1. The increase from $16.65 reflects the increase in the annual average consumer price index for 2023. Roughly 30,000 employees in the federally regulated private sector are expected to benefit from the increase, according to a press release, which also noted employers are […]

Increased sensitivity around executive bonus compensation is pushing employers to prioritize transparency and communication when explaining why bonuses were awarded. The compensation method has seen increased scrutiny after Catherine Tait, CBC/Radio-Canada’s president and chief executive officer, didn’t rule out the deployment of management bonuses right after the public broadcaster announced last December it was cutting […]

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More than 300 employees of Windsor, Ont.’s Jamieson Laboratories Ltd. are ending their 34-day strike after securing a new contract agreement that includes significant wage increases and benefits enhancements. On March 5, members of Unifor Local 195 voted to ratify a four-year collective agreement — effective Feb. 1, 2024 to Jan. 31, 2028 — that […]

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  • March 11, 2024 March 9, 2024
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