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SAP Canada Inc.’s vice-president and head of human resources talks embracing flexible working, keeping the “human” in HR and winter sports. Q. What top challenges do you face in your role? A. SAP is a global organization, so everything we do must be within the context of what works for us in the country but […]

More than eight in 10 (83 per cent) U.S. organizations are implementing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in 2021, according to a new survey by WorldatWork. Among the 83 per cent, almost a third (29 per cent) said they took their first action on DEI initiatives during the past 12 months. Nearly all (97 per […]

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  • October 13, 2021 October 13, 2021
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A new federal holiday offers new opportunities for Canadian employers to support Indigenous employees this week and beyond, say experts. This Thursday, Sept. 30, is the first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a statutory holiday for all federal employees and workers in federally regulated workplaces after the House of Commons unanimously supported the legislation […]

The coronavirus pandemic is changing what perks millennial managers consider “must haves,” according to a new survey by MetLife Inc. It found millennial managers (ages 26 to 40) are significantly more likely to describe pet insurance (up 58 per cent), legal services (up 50 per cent) and financial planning tools (up 40 per cent) as “must […]

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  • September 24, 2021 September 24, 2021
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Canadian employers are using a mix of perks and upskilling training to attract and retain talent amid a tight labour market, according to a new survey by ManpowerGroup Canada. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 employers across the country, found more than half (59 per cent) reported having some difficulty filling jobs due to […]

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  • September 20, 2021 September 20, 2021
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More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of U.S. employers plan to differentiate and customize their benefits programs over the next two years, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson. As drivers to revamp their benefits strategy, personalize the employee experience and manage the costs of their offerings, survey respondents cited an increased focus […]

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  • September 17, 2021 September 17, 2021
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Early in Shannan Corey’s pension career, many of the boards she worked with were dominated by men over the age of 50. Corey, now executive director of the Saskatchewan Pension Plan, recalls one particular board meeting she attended when her company’s actuary, also male, wasn’t able to attend. “I was in my 30s and still […]

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is becoming a signatory on a diversity, equity and inclusion pledge. The pension fund joined 179 investment organizations in signing the Diversity in Action Initiative from the Institutional Limited Partners Association, an organization dedicated to advancing the interests of limited partner sponsors. Since its launch earlier this year, 11 other Canadian […]

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  • September 16, 2021 September 16, 2021
  • 12:45
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A third of investment organizations participating in the CFA Institute’s recent diversity, equity and inclusion program said they’ve trained between 81 and 99 per cent of their employees in detecting unconscious bias or practicing inclusive leadership, according to a new survey. The survey — conducted across 41 investment organizations that participated in the 2020 program […]

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  • September 16, 2021 September 15, 2021
  • 12:00

The vast majority (95 per cent) of Canadian employers said enhancing the employee experience is a top priority, compared to just 61 per cent that said the same prior to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson. The survey also found a positive employee experience is a key driver of […]

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  • August 12, 2021 August 13, 2021
  • 15:00