Keyword: employee training

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Fujitsu introducing permanent remote working policy for 80,000 global staff

Fujitsu Ltd. is introducing permanent remote working for 80,000 global employees in a bid to boost innovation and work-life balance. The Japanese multinational’s campaign, which it calls ‘Work-Life Shift,’ relies on three core principles: smart working, borderless offices and culture change, marking “the end of the conventional notion of commuting to and from fixed offices, […]

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  • July 7, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00
Manulife investing $3.5M in workplace diversity, inclusion

Manulife Financial and its U.S. division John Hancock are investing more than $3.5 million over the next two years to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and in the communities they serve. In a press release, the organizations said the goals of these investments are three-fold: to increase the representation of diverse talent […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 25, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00
Workplace inclusivity starts with acknowledging systemic racism: report

The Ontario Pension Board has released a statement addressing the role it plays in standing against anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism. “I know some of you may be wondering why we didn’t share a message of support sooner,” read the letter from Mark Fuller, the OPB’s president and chief executive officer. “While statements of support matter, […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 24, 2020 February 23, 2021
  • 15:00
Canadian workers resilient in face of pandemic, but lack new skills training, finds research

Canadians workers are proving resilient in the face of the hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report by the Environics Institute for Survey Research in partnership with the Future Skills Centre and Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute. Nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of Canadians said they feel confident in their abilities after the pandemic was […]

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  • May 22, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 08:45
Q&A with BMO Financial Group’s Mona Malone

BMO Financial Group’s chief human resources officer and head of people and culture discusses mental health, leadership development and yoga. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: We’re a people business . . . so [our challenges are] skills, the access to fantastic talent, making sure we’re developing our people. But […]

How Provincial Aerospace promotes employee education

Provincial Aerospace Ltd. is helping its employees’ careers take flight with its tuition assistance program and professional development initiatives. The aerospace firm and regional airline, with headquarters in St. John’s, Nfld., provides no-limit tuition subsidies for staff who want to grow within their current roles or set themselves up for other positions in the company. […]

Gen Z, millennials expect employers to help them upskill: survey

Younger generations are more likely to expect their employers to provide training and development programs, according to a new survey by getAbstract. Almost all (93 per cent) survey respondents across generational cohorts said it was at least somewhat important for employers to provide these opportunities. But 84 per cent of generation Z employees and 74 […]

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  • January 15, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00
Majority of HR professionals want strong internal culture: survey

More than nine in 10 (92 per cent) human resources professionals want their company to create strong internal cultures, according to a new survey by the Next Concept Human Resource Association and Waggl Inc., a technology platform for real-time feedback. The survey also found 81 per cent of respondents said they believe that if their […]

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  • December 2, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:30

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP is taking its employees’ mental health seriously. Four years ago, it implemented a strategy to focus on building awareness, reducing stigma and encouraging self-care and wellness. This started with one-on-one mental-health first aid training for all employees, says Laleh Moshiri, the Toronto-based law firm’s national director of diversity and inclusion. “Raising […]

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