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A new federal holiday offers new opportunities for Canadian employers to support Indigenous employees this week and beyond, say experts. This Thursday, Sept. 30, is the first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a statutory holiday for all federal employees and workers in federally regulated workplaces after the House of Commons unanimously supported the legislation […]

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The coronavirus pandemic is making Canadian employers more cognizant of the need to offer flexible working arrangements, according to a new survey by Randstad Sourceright. The survey, which polled 850 C-suite and human resources leaders across 17 countries, found 84 per cent of Canadian respondents said they’ll consider some sort of permanent work-from-home policy post-pandemic. […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 28, 2021 September 27, 2021
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Nearly 90 per cent of Toronto public service employees are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to the City of Toronto. Five per cent of staff have had at least one jab, three per cent have yet to receive a shot and another three per cent have yet to disclose their vaccination status. Employees were […]

The coronavirus pandemic is changing what perks millennial managers consider “must haves,” according to a new survey by MetLife Inc. It found millennial managers (ages 26 to 40) are significantly more likely to describe pet insurance (up 58 per cent), legal services (up 50 per cent) and financial planning tools (up 40 per cent) as “must […]

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  • September 24, 2021 September 24, 2021
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The federal election is top of mind for many these days, so it’s no surprise Benefits Canada‘s most-read story over the past seven days was about the possible impact the election could have on the human resources, benefits and pension industries. Here’s the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. How will federal election […]

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  • September 24, 2021 September 24, 2021
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A majority (75 per cent) of U.S. organizations said the coronavirus pandemic has influenced how they approach absence management as a whole, according to a survey by Hub International Ltd. The survey, which polled more than 500 small- and mid-sized employers, found about 40 per cent of respondents acknowledged their time-off policies need to be […]

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  • September 24, 2021 September 24, 2021
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United Airlines says more than 97 per cent of its U.S.-based employees are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus now that there’s less than a week before a deadline to get the shots or get fired. The Chicago-based airline said Wednesday that the new figure doesn’t include a “small number” of employees who are seeking a medical or […]

A third term for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau means some significant promises with the potential to impact employers and employees may soon become reality. During its campaign, the Liberal Party pledged to support workplace coronavirus vaccination mandates, a national childcare program, expanded public mental-health offerings and a right-to-disconnect policy. On vaccination mandates, the Liberals promised […]

Germany is stopping sick pay for unvaccinated people who have to go into quarantine because of the coronavirus. Previously, Germans could claim for income lost due to having to go into quarantine after returning from abroad or coming into contact with a positive case. Germany’s Health Minister Jens Spahn says the move was a matter of […]

The majority (68 per cent) of Canadian employees working at their job sites said they feel a greater sense of belonging and acceptance at work than those who work from home or in a hybrid workplace, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest mental-health index. The index found isolation scores among those working exclusively from home are […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 22, 2021 September 21, 2021
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