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Unifor has filed two applications with the B.C. Labour Relations Board to represent Amazon.com Inc. workers in New Westminster and Delta, B.C. “Workers at Amazon are seeking job security, health and safety and fair wages,” said Lana Payne, the union’s national president, in a press release. The union first announced a drive for Amazon workers in Metro […]

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Canadian employers have taken important steps forward on a range of diversity, equity and inclusion matters. That work continues, particularly in the context of neurodiversity, which applies to an estimated 15 per cent to 20 per cent of the global population. Neurodiversity is a broad category that includes autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, Tourette’s syndrome, […]

The organization’s chief inclusion officer discusses building an inclusive learning roadmap, the adoption of AI in the HR space and finding ways to nourish her soul amid life’s daily demands. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: Harmonizing company objectives with internal and external expectations — which are influenced by cultural […]

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Employers can support a multigenerational workforce by understanding each generations’ needs and offering flexibility and empathetic leadership, says Darryl Wright, a partner at Ernst & Young Canada. An October 2023 survey by EY found a quarter of Canadian employees were likely to quit their job in the next 12 months, with generation Z and millennials […]

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Neuro-inclusion means creating an inclusive employee life cycle for neurodivergent professionals by employing technology, processes and support systems that accommodate their unique needs and enhance the experience of securing and advancing a career for these workers. Creating a truly inclusive work culture requires collaboration at all levels of an organization. While it may seem like […]

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Employers can support employees going through menopause by improving their workplace culture, communication and accommodation policies and employee benefits, said Janet Ko, president and co-founder of the Menopause Foundation of Canada, during Benefits Canada’s 2024 Chronic Disease at Work conference in February. She said menopause came a barrage of symptoms that “blindsided” her and disrupted her […]

More than half (54 per cent) of workers with disabilities don’t feel enabled by their employer to “reach their full potential in the workplace,” according to a survey from George Brown College. The survey, which polled more than 900 Canadian workers with disabilities, found just a third (32 per cent) said their employer was very […]

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  • March 4, 2024 March 3, 2024
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This Black History Month, 1Password is bringing employees together to share how diverse artists have had a profound impact on their exploration and appreciation of art, music, dance and literature. On Feb. 16, the software company’s Black Caucus employee resource group brought in a DJ to curate an hour of music by Black artists across […]

To mark Black History Month, the Alberta Investment Management Corp. is giving employees a chance to reflect on the history of groups dedicated to the challenges affecting Black professionals in the asset management industry. The investment organization hosted a fireside chat to raise awareness about the obstacles that Black professionals face and how individuals can get […]

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An article on how the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System has contributed to the province’s gross domestic product was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this past week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week: 1. OMERS pension benefits accounted for 9.3% of Ontario retirement income in 2023: report […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 23, 2024 February 22, 2024
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