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A Toronto-based seafood market is using its benefits and compensation offerings to engage employees in an industry hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic. David Owen, owner of De La Mer, recently introduced a profit-sharing plan and health benefits for employees of his four stores. While the pandemic delayed the launch of these programs by […]

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When employees are financially stressed, they’re distracted and less productive at work and more likely to leave their jobs, according to a new survey by the Canadian Payroll Association. Though the survey found personal finances have improved for many Canadians in 2020 and 2021, 30 per cent of respondents who indicated they experience financial stress […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2021 September 29, 2021
  • 09:00

While kids across the country are heading to school in-person this week, it’s far from the return to normal working parents had been hoping for. The uncertainty wrought by the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic across Canada, means the continuation of remote working for parents alongside remote learning for kids is a strong possibility […]

When the coronavirus pandemic was first declared in March 2020, teleworking was supposed to be a temporary emergency measure. But a year and a half later, its popularity has soared to new heights. Its impact has shaken up the traditional work structure, calling into question certain personal working-from-home choices. For example, since many employees are […]


A majority (79 per cent) of employees in hybrid work arrangements said they have strong connections with their teammates and colleagues, compared to 70 per cent of onsite workers and 64 per cent of remote employees, according to a new survey by ADP Inc. The survey of more than 9,000 U.S. employees found these connections […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 19, 2021 August 19, 2021
  • 13:00

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 […]

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

With coronavirus vaccinations playing a key role in shaping the post-coronavirus pandemic workplace, employers can help employees overcome vaccine hesitancy through a variety of measures, says Daniel Michaluk, a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. “Most strategies are communication-based, such as encouragement through talking about the benefits of vaccination.” Read: Sounding Board: Employers playing a key […]

Purolator Inc. is adapting its benefits plan to proactively respond to employees’ mental-health needs amid the coronavirus pandemic. The company has expanded both the dollar value and scope of its mental-health benefits offering, including access to cognitive behavioural therapy and social workers, says Anna Manocchio, senior director of total rewards and human resources technology at […]


Toronto-based technology firm Uberflip is shaping its company culture by giving back to worthwhile causes. “When you give people an opportunity to be charitable, they’re almost grateful for that,” says Randy Frisch, president and co-founder of Uberflip. “They want those opportunities, but they don’t always know where to start. When they’re part of a business […]

More than half (54 per cent) of Canadian employees said they’d leave their employer if current flexibility in schedule and work location isn’t extended post-coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by EY Canada. “Whether you know — and accept — it or not, your employees have been forever transformed and walking back this sea […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 5, 2021 July 2, 2021
  • 09:00