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An article on the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association’s priorities for the coming year was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this past week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week: 1. CLHIA focusing on improving pharmacare, rare disease drug coverage in 2024 2. Majority of Canadian employers expecting […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 2, 2024 February 1, 2024
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A majority (89 per cent) of Canadian employers are expecting to face hiring challenges in 2024, according to a new survey from Express Employment Professionals. It found difficulty in finding qualified candidates (45 per cent) was the No. 1 obstacle cited by employers, followed by increased job market competition (25 per cent), uncompetitive pay (24 […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 25, 2024 January 25, 2024
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Achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace requires a multi-pronged approach that ensures inclusion is embedded into business practices, beginning with traditional recruitment practices. After the social justice movement of 2020 in response to the death of George Floyd, employers across the globe pledged to address systemic racism in the workplace. Indeed, many Canadian employers […]

A majority (89 per cent) of organizations are experiencing difficulty finding skilled professionals, according to a survey by Robert Half Canada. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 employers, found more than half (54 per cent) said they plan to add new permanent positions in the first six months of the year, while another 40 […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 20, 2023 December 19, 2023
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UCS Forest Group’s chief human resources and administrative officer discusses the complexities of the post-pandemic workplace, training managers to adapt to the new working environment and ensuring her dogs live their best lives. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: In this post-pandemic world, employees are dealing with a lot of […]

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 […]

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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
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