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Labour laws and regulations across Canada need to be updated to reflect the new remote working reality, according to a new study by the Fraser Institute. “Just as technological change has made many production procedures and skills obsolete, it’s not surprising that many of the labour policies are, too,” said Jason Clemens, executive vice-president of […]

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  • July 30, 2021 July 29, 2021
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SAP Canada Inc. is accelerating the expansion of virtual wellness offerings through its benefits package amid the coronavirus pandemic. “The pandemic has essentially pressed fast-forward on a direction that the market was already going,” says Megan Smith, vice-president and head of human resources at the software company. “It forced the issue of remote work, causing employers […]

As vaccination efforts continue rolling out across the country, ambiguous return-to-work plans are impacting Canadian workers’ mental health, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest mental-health index. While the mental-health score among Canadians for June was negative 10.7, a slight increase from May’s score of negative 11.2, it was the 15th consecutive month where it sat in the […]

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  • July 21, 2021 July 21, 2021
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Nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) of Canadian employees said they prefer a hybrid or remote working arrangement, according to a new survey by Accenture. It found 37 per cent of Canadian respondents said they feel they can be productive and healthy primarily while working remotely, while another 41 per cent said they can be productive […]

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  • July 21, 2021 July 21, 2021
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Two human resources experts weigh in on the future of white-collar work once the coronavirus crisis is under control. Carolyn Byer, head of HR for Microsoft Canada When the coronavirus pandemic hit, many employers quickly pivoted their operations, embracing innovation and adopting a fully remote model. Despite the continued uncertainty of the pandemic and the […]

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American Express Co. is the latest employer moving to a hybrid work model post-coronavirus pandemic. In an internal memo, Stephen J. Squeri, chairman and chief executive officer of American Express, said the new model will allow most employees to work three days in the office and two days in a location of their choice. While […]

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While a majority of employers envision a full-time return to the office post-coronavirus pandemic, many also plan to introduce flexible working arrangements, according to a new survey by ManpowerGroup Canada. It found 70 per cent of employers said the majority (76 per cent to 100 per cent) of their employees have roles that require them […]

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Canadian employees’ remote working experiences vary across different generations, according to a new survey by Angus Reid on behalf of ADP Inc. It found while 44 per cent of respondents said they work longer compared to pre-coronavirus pandemic times, 48 per cent of millennials and just 31 per cent of generation Z are clocking extra […]

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A majority of employers and employees in the investment industry want flexible working arrangements to continue post-coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute. The survey, which polled more than 4,600 global investment professionals, found 81 per cent of respondents said they’d like to work remotely at least part of the […]

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  • June 1, 2021 June 2, 2021
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While more than three-quarters (77 per cent) of Canadians want a hybrid work arrangement once the coronavirus pandemic recedes, a majority (81 per cent) expressed concern that their companies aren’t ready or equipped to successfully manage this model, according to a new survey by KPMG in Canada. The survey, which polled more than 2,000 Canadian […]