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Meridian Credit Union is focusing on flexibility and mentorship to promote gender equity and female leadership in the historically male-dominated financial industry. According to the Canadian Credit Union Association, in 2023, only eight per cent of Fortune 500 chief executive officers were women. However, at Canada’s credit unions, 30 per cent of CEOs/general managers were […]


Canadian employers have taken important steps forward on a range of diversity, equity and inclusion matters. That work continues, particularly in the context of neurodiversity, which applies to an estimated 15 per cent to 20 per cent of the global population. Neurodiversity is a broad category that includes autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, Tourette’s syndrome, […]

During Canada’s unprecedented 2023 wildfire season, 6,500 individual fires burned more than 18.4 million hectares of land — and wildland firefighters bore the brunt of it all. “The working conditions are extremely dangerous and they’re getting more dangerous as fires become larger and more intense, and, in many cases, are going through communities,” says Bert […]

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Just two-fifths (41 per cent) of global employers say they’ve attained full gender equity, according to a new survey by ManpowerGroup. The survey, which polled more than 40,000 employers in 42 countries, found 52 per cent reported pay equity initiatives are on schedule, while the remaining 48 per cent were behind or had no initiatives. […]

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  • April 11, 2024 April 11, 2024
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While remote and hybrid working arrangements have revolutionized the modern workplace, they’re also fuelling unrealistic expectations for office communications, leading to what some have coined the ‘Great Exhaustion.’ In the pre-coronavirus pandemic office environment, employees understood that it would take a couple of days for colleagues to respond to an email or phone request, says Janet […]

Just a few years ago, employee experience wasn’t a top consideration among employers. However, the employee experience movement has recently gained momentum in the workplace, with research indicating companies that invest in these initiatives are four-times more profitable than those that don’t. Read: Employee experience, well-being top priority during pandemic: survey Employee experience is the […]


Employers can support a multigenerational workforce by understanding each generations’ needs and offering flexibility and empathetic leadership, says Darryl Wright, a partner at Ernst & Young Canada. An October 2023 survey by EY found a quarter of Canadian employees were likely to quit their job in the next 12 months, with generation Z and millennials […]

Nearly half of Canadian women employees say they’re dissatisfied with their organizations’ support during maternity leave, according to a survey by Maturn. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 women, found two-fifths (39 per cent) didn’t receive a top up. Among the 59 per cent who said they received some form of paid leave, the benefits […]

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  • March 26, 2024 March 25, 2024
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Neuro-inclusion means creating an inclusive employee life cycle for neurodivergent professionals by employing technology, processes and support systems that accommodate their unique needs and enhance the experience of securing and advancing a career for these workers. Creating a truly inclusive work culture requires collaboration at all levels of an organization. While it may seem like […]

More than half (58 per cent) of Canadian employees say they prefer to work in a hybrid arrangement (33 per cent) or fully remotely (25 per cent), according to a new survey by LinkedIn Corp. The survey, which polled more than 2,600 employees, found 39 per cent said they prefer to work mostly onsite, either […]

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  • March 13, 2024 March 12, 2024
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