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The financial services company’s head of global well-being and benefits strategy talks hybrid working, diverse benefits and time outdoors with her dogs. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: Being fairly new to Nasdaq, I’m learning something new every day about our organization, our people and what we do. Did you […]

Investment teams in the top quartile of gender diversity outperform the bottom quartile by 45 basis points yearly in terms of net excess returns, according to a new report by WTW. The report, which analyzed data from more than 1,500 investment strategies and more than 400 asset management firms, found while 80 per cent of […]

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  • March 13, 2023 March 9, 2023
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While 80 per cent of U.S. employers say their company is doing enough to address diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, just 66 per cent of employees agreed, according to a new survey by Employ Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 employees and more than 500 employers, found the majority (82 per […]

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  • March 6, 2023 March 6, 2023
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Experts say commitments to tackle racism in the workplace haven’t been met with enough action, as survey findings released this week found more than 70 per cent of Black Canadians still experience racism or microaggressions on the job. The survey by KPMG in Canada, which polled more than 1,000 self-identifying Black employees, found while a […]

Two-fifths (40 per cent) of U.S. organizations currently offer fertility benefits, up from 30 per cent in 2020, according to a survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The survey, which examined benchmarking data from more than 500 U.S. employers, also found 28 per cent of respondents said they cover fertility medications, up from […]

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  • February 14, 2023 February 9, 2023
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The company’s director of DEI, mental health and well-being discusses building a psychologically safe and inclusive workplace and keeping up with her toddler. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, we understood and saw our employees were more aware and willing to access support services, which was excellent . […]

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Amid a shift to remote and hybrid working arrangements, communication is key to resolving the disconnect between managers and employees on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, says Meisha-Ann Martin, senior director of people analytics and research at Workhuman. “Since people aren’t in the office as often as before, they aren’t necessarily able to see [first-hand] […]


Amid an ongoing labour shortage, employers of all sizes and sectors are increasingly embracing diversity, equity and inclusion. A recent Statistics Canada report found, as baby boomers retire, immigration has been a driving force behind workforce growth. Meanwhile, younger workers are voting with their feet — no longer satisfied with performative DEI statements, they’re looking […]

As the coronavirus crisis moves into an endemic phase, employers are diligently rebuilding their workplaces to suit the new working environment that’s emerged from this cataclysmic disruption. In the meantime, Canadians are facing the rising cost of living and trying to balance the responsibilities in their work and family lives. In the face of all […]

Ten years ago, while BlackBerry Ltd. was moving from its head office near the University of Waterloo campus to a complex of three office buildings in the city, it took the opportunity to use feedback from employees to influence how it built its new space. A wellness room and a spirituality room were among the requests […]