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Diversity, equity, and inclusion are esteemed values held by many employers and are table stakes in the value proposition for employees and customers. However, in the context of DEI, ageism and the importance of supporting older workers is rarely mentioned. It’s a complex issue that can have significant consequences on a company’s performance and its […]

Many employers are welcoming retirees back to their workforces to counter what some are calling the ‘Great Labour Shift.’ As the coronavirus pandemic shifts the labour market in favour of workers, employees across the globe are taking the opportunity to rethink where and how they work. In 2022, more than 50 million U.S. workers quit […]


While more than two-thirds (69 per cent) of employers say the macroeconomic environment is negatively impacting recruitment, three-quarters (74 per cent) say it hasn’t reduced the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the hiring process, according to a new report by LinkedIn. The report analyzed data from millions of LinkedIn members, as well as survey responses from more […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 11, 2023 April 10, 2023
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The TD Bank Group is expanding its talent pool through partnerships that tap into the Black Professionals in Tech Network and FDM Group Inc.’s returnship program for technology workers. When the bank was looking to hire more engineers in 2022, it tapped the BPTN to create a recruitment and training program specifically tailored to its […]

Employers in traditionally male-dominated industries can use flexible benefits and a diversity-minded approach to hiring to attract more female talent, says Deirdre Chong-Smith, a compensation consultant at Eckler Ltd. “Something that tends to get overlooked when thinking about an inclusive workplace is having a flexible benefits package that can cover any type of person or […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • February 17, 2023 February 22, 2023
  • 09:00

More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of Canadian employers say they’re increasing salaries this year, up from 66 per cent in 2022 and 55 per cent in 2021, according to a new survey by the Harris Poll on behalf of Express Services Inc. The survey, which polled more than 500 employers, found a quarter (23 […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 15, 2023 February 15, 2023
  • 15:00

BNP Paribas in Canada is expanding its talent pool by recruiting neurodiverse employees through a new talent attraction program. Sonja Volpe, chief executive officer at BNP Paribas in Canada, says the program — a partnership with EY Canada — is providing the financial company with an opportunity to broaden its talent base by tapping into […]

The airport hospitality company’s executive vice-president and chief human resources officer talks attraction and retention, succession planning and making memories with family. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: Finding and engaging people. Finding the right mix and opportunities for people and managing in the ever-changing world of human resources. We […]

Two-fifths (42 per cent) of Canadian employers say they anticipate obstacles related to recruiting and retaining skilled employees over the next three months, according to a new report by Statistics Canada. The report found more than half of employers in retail trade (53 per cent), construction (52 per cent), accommodation and food services (51 per […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 6, 2022 December 6, 2022
  • 09:00

Toronto-based financial technology company Givex Corp. is using remote working as a key component of its employee retention strategy. “We’ve found our work-from-home strategy has helped us with retention and we’re hiring on a regular basis,” says Don Gray, chief executive officer of Givex. “We’re trying to stay as flexible as we can with this to make […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • September 26, 2022 September 26, 2022
  • 09:00