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Almost half (46 per cent) of Canadian employees said monetary performance bonuses make them feel most appreciated by an employer, according to a poll done in late February by LHH Knightsbridge. The second most popular perk employees said makes them feel appreciated is receiving recognition from a superior for their good work at 30 per […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 5, 2021 April 25, 2021
  • 09:00
Employers creatively celebrating the holiday season amid the coronavirus crisis

‘Tis the season for employers finding unique ways to mark the holiday season during the coronavirus pandemic. When the December holiday season rolls around, Rogers Communication Inc. staff usually work as efficiently as elves to transform the Rogers Centre into a carnival. They arrange for midway rides to sit in the Toronto ballpark and hire […]

Managing the holiday party, bonus season during a pandemic

Usually, this time of year sees employers hosting holiday parties and handing out bonuses. But this isn’t a typical year. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic means many human resources leaders and managers will have to think outside the sparkly gift box for ways to mark the end of the year and acknowledge employees. While a party is a often popular way […]

How Cineplex is phasing in a three-part recognition program

When Assad Mallick joined Cineplex Inc. in June 2019 as vice-president and head of total rewards, one of the mandates of his new role was to set up a new three-part recognition program. With more than 13,000 employees in Canada and the U.S., the entertainment company had a long-standing program recognizing length of service and […]

What do your employees want for the holidays?

While 54 per cent of Canadian employees said they prefer a bonus as a holiday reward, just 15 per cent said they expect to receive one this year, according to a new survey by ADP Canada Co. Among employer respondents, the most common reward they provide is a holiday party (40 per cent), followed by holiday […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 5, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:30
Diversity and inclusion, education support increasingly part of total rewards: survey

In 2019, employers are increasingly making diversity and inclusion initiatives and education assistance for employees part of their total rewards offerings, according to new research by WorldatWork. Its annual inventory of total rewards programs and practices, which surveyed more than 700 U.S. employers, found the percentage of organizations offering employees some form of education assistance — through scholarship, student […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 20, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00
Award finalists talk employee engagement, return on investment

When it comes to engaging employees on matters of financial and personal wellness, it’s increasingly clear one size no longer fits all. In a roundtable in Toronto on Oct. 17, the 2019 Workplace Benefits Awards finalists focused their discussion on how to make sure their various programs and communication efforts were resonating with the multiple generations and […]

Women in Canada’s benefits, pension and investment industries talk career, workplace attire and family

Since Grace Palombo joined Great-West Lifeco Inc. five years ago, she’s seen a shift at the company. Back then, in her role as executive vice-president and chief human resources officer, she was the only woman in a group of 12 executives who reported to the chief executive officer. Today, the company’s leadership includes eight members […]

Majority of Canadian employers investing in salary increases: survey

The majority of Canadian organizations are continuing to invest in salary increases, with just six per cent reporting a salary freeze for executives and 4.8 per cent reporting a salary freeze for non-executives in 2019, according to a new survey by Mercer Canada. This year, merit budgets increased to 2.6 per cent, on average, and […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 22, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 16:35
Gen-X leaders not promoted as often as millennials, baby boomers: study

Generation X employees in leadership roles are overlooked for promotions at higher rates than their counterparts in other generations, according to a study by Development Dimensions International Inc. The study, which analyzed data from more than 25,000 leaders across industries and regions in an attempt to understand leadership advancement by generation, found the majority (66 per cent) of gen-X leaders received […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 1, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00