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Meridian Credit Union Ltd. is continuing to support employee financial wellness by raising its guaranteed hourly wage to $23.74. In 2022, the financial company became the largest employer to be certified by the Ontario Living Wage Network and is adjusting its compensation to reflect new guidelines that were updated last month. Current economic conditions and […]

While Portugal is the latest country to jump on the four-day workweek bandwagon, with 39 private sector businesses participating in a five-month program ending this month, a similar program conducted in the U.K. last year has yielded some interesting results. Of the 61 companies that participated in the U.K. pilot from June to December 2022, […]

The majority (80 per cent) of Canadian employees say they consider a small- and medium-sized employer’s health benefits before accepting a new role and 73 per cent of SME workers with a benefits plan say they’d stay with their current employer even if they were offered more money elsewhere, according to a new survey by Blue Cross […]

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  • October 5, 2023 October 6, 2023
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Two-fifths (41 per cent) of Canadian employees say they’re either already looking or plan to look for a new job before the end of the year, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,100 workers, found generation Z employees (64 per cent) were most likely to […]

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  • August 11, 2023 August 11, 2023
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Three-quarters (76 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’d actively search for — or be open to — a new job if their company rolled back flexible working policies, according to a new survey by Greenhouse Software Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 U.S. employees, found 40 per cent of workers said they […]

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  • June 14, 2023 June 14, 2023
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Colliers North America is building a diverse workforce by promoting gender diversity and using feedback from its employee resource groups, says Muriel Thompson, the organization’s director of social impact and employee relations. “In commercial real estate, we’re all competing for clients who are increasingly interested in our commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. Many of […]

More than three-quarters (78 per cent) of Canadian employees say they’ve felt burnt out in their careers at some point and 35 per cent say they’re currently experiencing burnout, according to a new survey by the Harris Poll on behalf of Express Services Inc. The survey, which polled more than 500 employers and more than […]

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  • May 25, 2023 May 25, 2023
  • 09:00

There’s never a drought of challenges for employers and 2023 is proving no different. Today, they’re facing inflation, labour shortages, competition for hiring, high turnover and employee burnout, to name just a few. That’s why it’s no surprise the ball is firmly in employees’ courts. Alongside the interminable rise in the cost of living and […]

As Canadians deal with an uncertain labour market, a public relations professional, who sought out a new job, and a marketing professional, who stayed with her employer, reflect on whether it’s better to stick it out at your current job or find a new one. Aaliyah Corbin, account coordinator at Media Profile A lot of […]

Employers vastly underestimate the impact of workers leaving an organization on the staff left behind, leading to even more turnover, according to a new study by the University of British Columbia. “The research sends a clear message to organizations that they should be extremely careful when they make exit decisions or they risk destabilizing the […]