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The gender wage gap in Canada continues to persist, with women earning 23 per cent less in total income than men in 2020, according to a report by ADP Canada Co. Surveyed Canadian working men were significantly more likely to make more than $80,000 in pre-tax salary, while working women were more likely to make between […]

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  • March 8, 2021 March 8, 2021
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Women in Canada have long been walking a tightrope as they try to meet work with family responsibilities, but the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has seen some working women opting to walk away from trying to continually balance professional and personal obligations. According to a Royal Bank of Canada report in April 2020, women’s participation in […]

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Possibly getting rich quick with a few swipes on one’s phone certainly sounds appealing and based on recent statistics and news reports, more and more Canadians are diving headfirst into the choppy do-it-yourself investing waters. According to Investor Economics, a financial services research firm, Canadians opened more than 2.3 million gross new accounts between January […]

Ahead of International Women’s Day next week, the European Union Commission announced it’s imposing new rules to make pay levels public in order to make it easier for women to challenge wage imbalances and close the gender pay gap. “For equal pay, you need transparency. Women must know whether their employers treat them fairly,” says […]

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Almost half (46 per cent) of Canadian employees said monetary-performance bonuses make them feel most appreciated by an employer, according to a poll done in late February by LHH Knightsbridge. The second-most popular perk employees said makes them feel appreciated is receiving recognition from a superior for their good work at 30 per cent, followed […]

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  • March 5, 2021 March 5, 2021
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Midway through the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, Humi, a human resources, benefits and payroll solutions company, noticed an interesting trend in data from its client database — Canadian employees had taken 40 per cent less vacation days in 2020 than in the year prior. The company tracks vacation requests that come through their […]

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The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is making diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives a top priority, including a commitment to combat anti-Black systemic racism. Elena Palumbo-Sergnese, senior vice-president of human resources at the HOOPP, says the fund’s strategy encompasses four main approaches. These include the embedding of DEI into core processes and success measurements, allowing […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • February 26, 2021 February 26, 2021
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More than three-quarters (76 per cent) of companies have no diversity or inclusion goals of any nature, according to a new survey by human-resources analyst Josh Bersin. The survey found among more than 800 human resources professionals surveyed, 75 per cent said their companies don’t include diversity, equity and inclusion in their leadership development and […]

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  • February 24, 2021 February 24, 2021
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The federal government is adding extra weeks of income support for employees who are feeling ill or have to isolate, unemployed workers and parents at home with children due to the pandemic. The government plans to add 12 weeks of eligibility to the $500-per-week Canada Recovery Benefit and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit, raising the maximum number […]

TD Bank is broadening its diversity, equity and inclusion goals and connecting employees through anti-racism e-learnings, promoting intersectionality and a storytelling approach. During the month of February, which is Black History Month, many employers in Canada and around the world are furthering their commitments to making their workplaces more equitable and inclusive. On the heels […]