Keyword: inclusive workplace

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Xero Ltd. is enhancing its parental leave benefits to make them inclusive to all employees on the path to parenthood. Starting Feb. 1, 2022, the public technology company’s Canadian and U.S. employees are eligible for $12,600 or US$10,000, respectively, through a global fertility benefits provider that offers family forming services — from adoption to surrogacy, […]

IKEA Canada is celebrating the voices and success stories of people from the Black community this Black History Month and beyond. This month, the furniture chain launched a content series on its intranet that highlighted the stories of its employees from the Black community. It featured four employees’ stories each week on its internal and […]

Making mental health and well-being the foundation of an organization’s culture wields success for employers. Well before the coronavirus pandemic put mental health in the spotlight, Schneider Electric was taking a proactive approach to psychological safety in the workplace by naming it as a priority and building a culture of inclusion that allows employees to […]

IKEA Canada’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives are helping employees step into the shoes of their fellow workers and highlighting how DEI and employee mental health are inextricably tied. “A big part of who we are is stories,” says John Williams, the organization’s DEI lead. “We really believe stories matter because they shape how we […]

AstraZeneca is embracing belonging, inclusion and volunteering to keep its employees socially connected and engaged as the coronavirus pandemic rages on. The isolation that accompanies remote working due to the pandemic has been challenging for most employees, says Gena Restivo, the biopharmaceutical company’s vice-president of human resources, communications and sustainability in Canada. “We recognized early […]

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KPMG in Canada is supporting its transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse employees with a new gender affirmation policy. Stephanie Braid, director of inclusion, diversity and equity at KPMG in Canada, says the policy provides employees who are in the process of affirming their gender with a complete support plan, including how to announce a name change […]

While it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for some employees these days, employers aiming to be inclusive during the holiday season and year-round can think beyond the Christian-centric calendar. Nora Jenkins Townson, the founder and principal of Bright + Early, has taken being inclusive one step further by giving staff at the human […]

A majority (83 per cent) of Canadian benefits plan members have at least one concern regarding returning to the workplace, including commuting time (44 per cent), people who don’t follow public health safety measures (42 per cent) and working/interacting with co-workers who aren’t vaccinated against the coronavirus (38 per cent), according to the 2021 Benefits Canada […]

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  • November 3, 2021 November 2, 2021
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More than eight in 10 (83 per cent) U.S. organizations are implementing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in 2021, according to a new survey by WorldatWork. Among the 83 per cent, almost a third (29 per cent) said they took their first action on DEI initiatives during the past 12 months. Nearly all (97 per […]

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  • October 13, 2021 October 13, 2021
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