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Long before the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe in early 2020, a massive transformation of the workplace was well underway. Advanced technologies, growing demand for better work-life balance and rising commercial real estate costs forced many organizations to reimagine the traditional way of working and, more broadly, the relationship between employer and employee. The pandemic […]

Two-fifths (40 per cent) of U.S. employees and one in five U.K. workers say their employer has introduced new childcare programs or subsidies over the past year, according to a survey by software company Beqom. The survey, which polled 2,000 employees in the U.K. and the U.S., found 45 per cent of U.S parents and 42 […]

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  • June 27, 2022 June 27, 2022
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Eight in 10 (83 per cent) North American workers are looking for more non-health benefits from their employer, according to a survey by Ceridian HCM Inc. The survey, which polled more than 3,000 workers in Canada and the U.S., found while 86 per cent said they have access to at least one type of non-health […]

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  • June 24, 2022 June 24, 2022
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As the coronavirus pandemic recedes, employers planning a return to the office have several legal issues to consider. Hugh Christie, a Toronto-based managing partner at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, suggests employers first ensure their offices are properly set up for each department, as well as the personal situations of employees, such as workers with […]

KPMG in Canada is allowing employees to work remotely from another province or country in a bid to attract and retain talent amid a crowded labour market. The company’s Roam program allows eligible employees to work in any Canadian province for up to eight weeks per year or four weeks abroad in designated countries that […]

As the pandemic winds down, employers can expect to see an increase in disability claims related to long-haul coronavirus infections and compensation claims resulting from injuries incurred while working remotely, says Joshua Goldberg, a Toronto-based personal injury lawyer. The most common long-haul coronavirus symptoms are fatigue, shortness of breath, brain fog and muscle and joint […]

More than two-fifths (45 per cent) of employees who work remotely or in a hybrid arrangement say their teams’ performance improved during the past two years, while just a third (34 per cent) of onsite workers feel the same, according to a survey by Eagle Hill Consulting Ltd. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 […]

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  • June 14, 2022 June 13, 2022
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More than two years after the coronavirus pandemic shifted many white-collar employees to remote working, some employers are planning their return to the office — even if it means bringing staff back kicking and screaming. Earlier this month, Tesla Inc. founder and chief executive officer Elon Musk made waves when, in internal emails, he demanded […]

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Employees like Matt Fairbanks are one of the reasons the hospitality and restaurant industry is struggling to find workers even as the coronavirus pandemic wanes. The 34-year-old former bartender has moved from slinging beers in Toronto to selling software to restaurants for a Saskatchewan company, which he does remotely. “I was always kind of one […]

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More than two-fifths (44 per cent) of employers believe remote working has led women to exit the workforce due to the potential for longer workdays, according to a new survey by Mercer Canada. The global survey found more than half (52 per cent) of male respondents said they’ve experienced shorter workdays while working remotely, but […]

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  • June 8, 2022 June 7, 2022
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