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Almost half (49 per cent) of Canadian workers said they value flexibility over hours or location more now than prior to the coronavirus pandemic, while 40 per cent value it the same as pre-pandemic, according to a LinkedIn Corp. survey. The survey, which polled 1,725 employees in Canada in March, found 45 per cent of […]

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  • May 12, 2021 May 12, 2021
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While 74 per cent of Canadian employees said their optimism about the workplace remains unchanged from before the coronavirus pandemic, the ongoing crisis has affected several aspects of employment including work-life balance, according to a new survey by ADP Inc. The survey found 46 per cent of respondents have been forced to make a choice, […]

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  • May 11, 2021 May 11, 2021
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Google and IBM Corp. are planning to shift the majority of their respective workforces to a hybrid work model, as the companies begin to plan for the post-pandemic future. In a report by The Associated Press, Google said it’s expecting about 20 per cent of its workforce to continue remote work after its offices reopen this […]

CRA allowing employees to claim up to $400 work-from-home tax deduction

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union is giving its staff more paid sick days until the end of the coronavirus pandemic or for the duration of respective collective agreements. The OPSEU is extending its annual paid sick leave from seven to 10 days and will give all of its temporary workers 10 fully paid sick […]

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  • May 6, 2021 May 6, 2021
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A majority of Canadians with life insurance are relying solely on the coverage provided by their employer’s benefits plan, according to a new survey by life insurance provider PolicyMe Corp. The survey found 62 per cent of Canadians with life insurance said they have a policy through their employer and, among those, more than half […]

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  • May 6, 2021 May 6, 2021
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Canadian employers are making ongoing changes to their pension and benefits offerings as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, according to a new survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The survey found almost one in five (18 per cent) employers offering prescription drug coverage have extended the time allowed under prior authorization periods, […]

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  • May 5, 2021 May 5, 2021
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To support employees through the many personal and professional challenges of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, LinkedIn Corp. recently provided its global workforce with a week off to rest, recharge or have some fun. “The world is confronting unprecedented challenges, but as leaders, we have a unique opportunity to build more connection and engagement across communities,” […]

In the wake of upheaval in 2020 caused by the coronavirus pandemic and racially charged events in the U.S. that ignited a year of social justice unrest across the globe, Twitter Inc. implemented its #DaysofRest additional paid-time-off initiative to support its employees amid the turmoil. Employees were disheartened and emotionally exhausted by events in the […]

For many Canadians, the coronavirus pandemic profoundly changed their daily commute: people used to catching a subway or driving or biking to work now commute just mere steps from their bedroom to their home office, couch or kitchen table. According to Statistics Canada, the pandemic prompted a five-fold increase in the number of Canadians teleworking […]

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While the coronavirus pandemic has caused elevated workloads and exhaustion among employees, it’s also resulted in improved loyalty to employers and a stronger sense of purpose in the workforce, according to a new survey by KPMG in Canada. It found 49 per cent of Canadian full-time employees had a workload that was “much or somewhat more” […]

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  • April 28, 2021 April 28, 2021
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