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Canadian ESG-related investment assets surge to $3.2 trillion: report

Large U.S. companies are increasingly linking executive compensation to some form of environmental, social and governance performance, growing from 66 per cent in 2020 to 73 per cent in 2021, according to a new report by the Conference Board, Semler Brossy Consulting Group and ESG data analytics firm ESGAUGE. Between 2020 and 2021, the amount […]

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  • November 4, 2022 November 4, 2022
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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 […]

Amid rising inflation, airport hospitality services provider OTG Management is supporting employees’ financial wellness through an earned-wage access card. Nearly a third (30 per cent) of the organization’s Canadian employees have accessed the benefit, which allows employees to access their pay and manage their finances whenever and however they prefer, says Alan House, OTG’s executive […]

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While nearly three-quarters of U.S. executives (74 per cent) and workers (71 per cent) agree pay equity is a top priority, employees say there’s more work to be done on the issue, according to a new survey by the Harvard Business Review and human resources consultancy UKG. The survey, which polled more than 3,000 employees […]

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  • September 21, 2022 September 20, 2022
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Insurance broker Lussier Inc. is acquiring human resources consultancy Matière Grise. The acquisition will allow the Quebec-based broker to expand its employee benefits consulting services, including compensation, occupational health and safety, safety groups, group insurance and pension plans, according to a press release. Read: Telus completes acquisition of LifeWorks “Through its recognized expertise and its […]

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  • September 19, 2022 September 19, 2022
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A gig worker by any other name would be a lot more expensive. In most jurisdictions, Uber Technology Inc. drivers and their app-based brethren are classified as independent contractors and not employees. As contractors in Canada, they’re not entitled to minimum wage, employer Canada Pension Plan and employment insurance contributions or to participate in tax-advantaged […]

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The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled that a Halifax restaurant must include a portion of the electronic gratuities intended for wait staff as “pensionable salary and wages” when calculating its liabilities under the Canada Pension Plan. This was despite the fact the restaurant had no obligation to include gratuities paid in cash directly to […]

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The modern economy is highly uncertain, with inflation and rising interest rates cutting into bottom lines everywhere. Employers are nervous as the cost of capital and the cost of their inputs seems to rise every day. But employees are nervous, too. And since no one knows when inflation will end, it’s difficult for anyone to […]

Amid a backdrop of economic uncertainty and a tight labour market, Canadian employers are still planning average salary increase budgets of 3.8 per cent, excluding salary freezes, in 2023 — a rate higher than historical trends, according to a survey by Normandin Beaudry. The survey, which polled more than 750 employers and nearly 1.8 million employees, also […]

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  • September 12, 2022 September 12, 2022
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Slightly more than half (51 per cent) of hybrid or remote workers say they’d leave their job if they were mandated to return to the office, according to a new survey by software company Workhuman. The survey, which polled 1,000 full-time employees in the U.S., found although two-thirds (67 per cent) of respondents reported their working […]

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  • September 6, 2022 September 2, 2022
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