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Increased flexibility, enhanced digitization and a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion are among the trends shaping 3M Canada’s benefits plan in 2023, says Jacqueline McLennan, a benefits specialist at the company. In particular, 3M’s wellness program offers employees the flexibility to support their personal health and well-being. “We don’t have it narrowed down to only use […]

The majority of U.S. employers say recruiting talent (67 per cent) and retaining talent (64 per cent) are their top priorities, according to a new survey by CBIZ Inc. The survey, which polled more than 850 U.S. employers, found the next most important priority was controlling employee medical costs (49 per cent), with these cost-containment […]

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  • March 20, 2023 March 20, 2023
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Roughly a fifth (19 per cent) of employees aged 55 and older say they’ve experienced deliberate exclusion in the workplace, according to a new survey by CareerWallet. By comparison, it found just 10 per cent of employees aged 25 and younger said they’ve experienced exclusionary behaviour at work. In addition, nearly a third (32 per […]

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  • March 17, 2023 March 20, 2023
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An article on how working mothers are struggling with work-life balance was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Majority of Canadian working moms struggling with work-life balance: survey 2. CPPIB jointly acquiring cloud-based software company, OMERS subsidiary entering debt financing agreements 3. How employers […]

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  • March 17, 2023 March 16, 2023
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British Columbia is introducing pay transparency legislation to help close the province’s gender pay gap. Once the legislation is passed on Nov. 1, 2023, all B.C. employers will be required to include wage or salary ranges on all publicly advertised jobs. Employers will also be required to publicly post reports on their gender pay gap, […]

Three years ago this month, the world was grappling with the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Even then, with very little information available, people were beginning to turn their attention to the anticipated long-term ramifications of the public health crisis. With everyone experiencing this once-in-a-century moment simultaneously, no one had a response for how […]

As the coronavirus pandemic enters its fourth year, it’s perhaps unsurprising that the health crisis has taken its toll on employee mental health. Scotiabank saw a notable rise in claims for mental-health drugs in 2022, says Ayman Alvi, the bank’s vice-president of global pension and benefits, noting the increased use of these medications aligns with […]

During the coronavirus pandemic, most people were forced to work remotely and create makeshift offices in spaces that weren’t designed for that purpose. The result is a serious impact on musculoskeletal issues. Dr. Ayla Azad, interim chief executive officer of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, says remote and hybrid work are having a major effect on […]

The financial services company’s head of global well-being and benefits strategy talks hybrid working, diverse benefits and time outdoors with her dogs. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: Being fairly new to Nasdaq, I’m learning something new every day about our organization, our people and what we do. Did you […]


The vast majority (91 per cent) of Canadian human resources leaders say they use hybrid work to recruit new talent, with 81 per cent saying it’s a “very to extremely effective” recruiting tool, according to a new survey by IWG. The survey, which polled more than 250 Canadian HR leaders, found prior to 2020, only […]

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  • March 16, 2023 March 16, 2023
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