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Slightly more than one third (36 per cent) of U.S. employers said they’re giving employees a choice about coming into the office, up from 15 per cent at the end of 2020, according to an annual year-end survey by Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. The survey, which polled 182 human resources executives across the U.S., found […]

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  • November 22, 2021 November 22, 2021
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Whole Foods Market is offering its employees enhanced overtime and bonuses for hours worked during the busy holiday season. The grocery chain, which has 10 stores across Canada, is providing hourly store and facility employees enhanced overtime equivalent to two-times base wage and a one-time “appreciation” bonus for hours worked between Oct. 4, 2021 and […]

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  • November 11, 2021 November 11, 2021
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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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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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]