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BNP Paribas in Canada is expanding its talent pool by recruiting neurodiverse employees through a new talent attraction program. Sonja Volpe, chief executive officer at BNP Paribas in Canada, says the program — a partnership with EY Canada — is providing the financial company with an opportunity to broaden its talent base by tapping into […]

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An article on how employers can use ‘Blue Monday’ as an opportunity to discuss mental health was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Employers can use ‘Blue Monday’ to reset workplace mental-health strategies 2. Microsoft’s U.S. employees receiving unlimited vacation days 3. Walmart enhancing […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2023 January 19, 2023
  • 09:00

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is prioritizing accessibility and inclusion in its new offices at CIBC Square in downtown Toronto. “The building was formally announced in spring 2017, with design research starting shortly after that included consultation with 6,000 employees,” says Claudette Knight, vice-president of workplace design and transformation at CIBC. “The results of that […]

The third Monday in January, also known as ‘Blue Monday,’ is considered to be the saddest day of the year, as people contend with frigid weather and higher-than-normal credit cards bills from the holiday season. Employers can use this occasion to check in with employees and plan their mental-health strategies for the year, says Janet […]

Employers requiring workers with disabilities to return to the office should increase flexibility and regularly check in with these employees to make the transition as smooth as possible, says Farzeen Mawji, national practice leader in inclusion and diversity at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Remote and hybrid working arrangements proved beneficial for many employees with […]

The airport hospitality company’s executive vice-president and chief human resources officer talks attraction and retention, succession planning and making memories with family. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: Finding and engaging people. Finding the right mix and opportunities for people and managing in the ever-changing world of human resources. We […]

Amazon Canada is prioritizing inclusivity and accessibility by working closely with its People With Disabilities employee resource group and adding supports such as internal sign language interpreters. “One of the things we’ve really focused on is building a sense of belonging and demonstrating that we value our employees and the diversity of [our workforce],” says […]

More than two-thirds (70 per cent) of human resources professionals say their employer lacks a diversity, equity and inclusion governance framework or has a DEI framework with unclear accountabilities, according to a survey by McLean & Co. The survey, which polled about 1,000 HR professionals across the globe, found more than half (57 per cent) said they don’t […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 12, 2022 December 12, 2022
  • 15:00

Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd. is expanding its coverage for mental-health and family-building benefits as part of its strategy to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion throughout its benefits plan. The family-owned bottling company made a promise to its partner, the Coca-Cola Co., that it would build a multi-generational business and create a safe and inclusive workplace […]

Yelp Inc. is bringing employees together to highlight the link between wellness and diversity, equity and inclusion. “When we think about wellness, [DEI] is a big piece of the puzzle in terms of how we support employees’ whole professional selves,” says Miriam Warren, the technology company’s chief diversity officer. “In the early days, we thought about […]