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Amazon.com Inc. is allowing many technology and corporate employees to continue working remotely indefinitely, as long as they can commute to the office when necessary. The new policy was announced in a blog post earlier this week. It’s a marked change from Amazon’s previous expectation that most employees would need to be in the office at […]

During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the Ottawa Community Housing Corp. battened down the hatches and focused on addressing any absence management issues before they occurred. Now, Cindy Newell, the company’s director of human resources, says OCH is expecting to see fewer disability leaves post-pandemic, thanks to a proactive absence and disability management strategy […]

SAP Canada Inc.’s vice-president and head of human resources talks embracing flexible working, keeping the “human” in HR and winter sports. Q. What top challenges do you face in your role? A. SAP is a global organization, so everything we do must be within the context of what works for us in the country but […]

Any return to the workplace, whether it’s after a medical or parental leave  — or say, following a global pandemic — requires consideration and care to ensure the psychological health and safety of employees. Every back-to-workplace plan, regardless of the context, should be developed in partnership with each individual employee and driven by their physical […]

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The Royal Bank of Canada is applying the lessons it learned during the coronavirus pandemic to develop a hybrid work model for a wide range of employees and departments. “When we were all forced to work remotely in the spring of 2020, we realized we can do this and still get our work done,” says Lauren […]

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Canadian employers are using bonuses to attract and retain employees in a difficult labour market, according to a new survey by Mercer. Half (50 per cent) of respondents said they’re providing sign-on bonuses for select new non-executive hires. And while 55 per cent aren’t offering retention bonuses, 35 per cent said they’re being provided for […]

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  • September 29, 2021 September 29, 2021
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A majority (60 per cent) of employees said they’re equally productive at home as in the office and that their overall well-being is as good — or better — working from home as in the office, according to a new survey by LinkedIn Corp. subsidiary Glint Inc. The survey, which polled more than 300,000 global LinkedIn members, […]

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  • September 22, 2021 September 22, 2021
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Canadian employers are using a mix of perks and upskilling training to attract and retain talent amid a tight labour market, according to a new survey by ManpowerGroup Canada. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 employers across the country, found more than half (59 per cent) reported having some difficulty filling jobs due to […]

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  • September 20, 2021 September 20, 2021
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In the old days, many employers served up one option for employees: work 9-to-5 in the office. Then the pandemic hit. For the past 18 months and counting, office workers around the globe have worked everywhere from their beds to their balconies to their backyards and many have logged hours in between helping kids with […]

Early in Shannan Corey’s pension career, many of the boards she worked with were dominated by men over the age of 50. Corey, now executive director of the Saskatchewan Pension Plan, recalls one particular board meeting she attended when her company’s actuary, also male, wasn’t able to attend. “I was in my 30s and still […]