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SAP Canada Inc.’s vice-president and head of human resources talks embracing flexible working, keeping the “human” in HR and winter sports. Q. What top challenges do you face in your role? A. SAP is a global organization, so everything we do must be within the context of what works for us in the country but […]

With many employers currently planning where employees will work post-coronavirus pandemic, our story on the Royal Bank of Canada’s hybrid work model piqued the interest of Benefits Canada‘s readers, taking the top spot as the most-read story over the past seven days on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. RBC banking […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 8, 2021 October 8, 2021
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The Royal Bank of Canada is applying the lessons it learned during the coronavirus pandemic to develop a hybrid work model for a wide range of employees and departments. “When we were all forced to work remotely in the spring of 2020, we realized we can do this and still get our work done,” says Lauren […]

A majority (62 per cent) of Canadians want to continue working from home at least 40 per cent of the work week once the coronavirus pandemic recedes, according to a global survey by LHH and the Adecco Group. The survey — which polled 14,800 workers in 25 countries, including 1,000 Canadians — also found more than […]

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  • October 4, 2021 October 4, 2021
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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 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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Canadian employers are using a mix of perks and upskilling training to attract and retain talent amid a tight labour market, according to a new survey by ManpowerGroup Canada. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 employers across the country, found more than half (59 per cent) reported having some difficulty filling jobs due to […]

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  • September 20, 2021 September 20, 2021
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Microsoft Corp. is pushing back its return-to-office date in the U.S. indefinitely amid rising uncertainty due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. While the technology company had originally planned to reopen its Redmond, Wash., headquarters and other U.S. offices on Oct. 4, those plans have “shifted,” according to a company blog post written by Jared Spataro, […]

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  • September 14, 2021 September 13, 2021
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With 57 per cent of Canadian employees expecting flexible working arrangements to continue post-coronavirus pandemic, 54 per cent of Canadian employers are adopting a hybrid working arrangement, according to a new survey by Mercer Canada. The survey found 61 per cent of employees said they prefer to work from home and, currently, 77 per cent […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 13, 2021 September 10, 2021
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It’s 18 months this week since a global coronavirus pandemic was first declared and employers are applying many hard lessons learned as Canadian organizations and employees stare down further uncertainty wrought by the Delta variant, fourth wave and stagnant vaccination rates. As the country and world looks towards another tumultuous fall and winter, employers are […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 10, 2021 September 9, 2021
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