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Yelp Inc. is embracing its remote-working first approach by closing its offices in Chicago, New York and Washington D.C., as well as reducing its footprint in Phoenix, according to a blog post by chief executive officer Jeremy Stoppelman. While the company has been reopening its offices over the last nine months, he said just one […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 29, 2022 June 29, 2022
  • 15:00

Long before the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe in early 2020, a massive transformation of the workplace was well underway. Advanced technologies, growing demand for better work-life balance and rising commercial real estate costs forced many organizations to reimagine the traditional way of working and, more broadly, the relationship between employer and employee. The pandemic […]

While diversity, equity and inclusion has been a major focus over the past two years, good intentions must be matched by action. Wendy Cukier, founder of the Diversity Institute at Toronto Metropolitan University There’s been a lot more talk about DEI in recent years, which is a good thing. However, progress in some areas has […]

At the Alberta Investment Management Corp., diversity, equity and inclusion has catapulted up the priority list when it comes to investment strategy. While DEI has long played a role in the decisions of the AIMCo and other institutional investors, says Alison Schneider, the organization’s vice-president of responsible investing, she credits the coronavirus pandemic for catalyzing […]

In response to the race riots in Rochester, N.Y. in the 1960s, the chief executive officer of Xerox Holdings Corp. and its Black employees decided to start a group for Black workers to safely discuss their shared experiences and advocate for change. Since this first known example of an employee resource group, many different types […]

KPMG in Canada is allowing employees to work remotely from another province or country in a bid to attract and retain talent amid a crowded labour market. The company’s Roam program allows eligible employees to work in any Canadian province for up to eight weeks per year or four weeks abroad in designated countries that […]

As the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards’ nomination process draws to a close later this month, Benefits Canada is pleased to announce this year’s panel of judges. The deadline for this year’s awards is June 30, at which time the awards entries will be turned over to the hands of several industry experts. Apply for the […]

Heading into the summer months, parents of young or school-aged children are likely juggling work with gaps in their childcare needs. While many working parents are adept at cobbling together childcare week by week, sometimes plans don’t quite come together. Some may experience barriers to securing all the care they need due to gaps in […]

While Canada’s rate of employee engagement is in line with the global average of 21 per cent, it remains lower than the U.S. (35 per cent), according to a new survey by Gallup Inc. Among Canadian employee respondents, 63 per cent were likely to describe themselves as thriving compared to a global average of 33 […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 20, 2022 June 17, 2022
  • 09:00

More than two-fifths (45 per cent) of employees who work remotely or in a hybrid arrangement say their teams’ performance improved during the past two years, while just a third (34 per cent) of onsite workers feel the same, according to a survey by Eagle Hill Consulting Ltd. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 14, 2022 June 13, 2022
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