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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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Employers have the opportunity to create a more inclusive workplace by focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion as employees return to the office. The shift to remote working during the coronavirus pandemic presented employers an opportunity to reassess what, where and how work gets done, says Stephanie Braid, the director of inclusion, diversity and equity at KPMG […]

Achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace requires a multi-pronged approach that ensures inclusion is embedded into business practices, beginning with traditional recruitment practices. After the social justice movement of 2020 in response to the death of George Floyd, employers across the globe pledged to address systemic racism in the workplace. Indeed, many Canadian employers […]

With hybrid and remote working arrangements becoming increasingly common, employers can take an inclusive approach to help employees with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder feel more engaged and productive, says Dr. Marie-Hélène Geoffroy, a family medicine physician at the Cleveland Clinic Canada. “ADHD needs structure and remote working requires individuals to manage their own schedule and tasks, […]

BNP Paribas in Canada’s extensive efforts to embed diversity, equity and inclusion policies into its business practices took home the award in the DEI program category at Benefits Canada’s 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 20. “It’s an honour to have been recognized by Benefits Canada and we are thrilled!” says Stéphanie Champagne, BNP Paribas’ head […]

More than half (53 per cent) of U.S. workers say diversity, equity and inclusion is a key factor when considering a new job, a percentage that increases among millennials (63 per cent) and generation Z (77 per cent), according to a new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting. The survey, which polled nearly 1,400 workers, found […]

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  • September 13, 2023 September 12, 2023
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Three-quarters (76 per cent) of U.K. employers think it’s important to retain employees over age 50, with almost a third (32 per cent) saying it’s very important, according to a new survey by Aviva. It also found 10 per cent of employers have introduced support over the last year for retaining employees aged 50 or […]

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  • July 25, 2023 July 24, 2023
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While many organizations are joining the conversation around diversity, equity and inclusion, it’s about more than just saying the right things and having the right policies; it’s about changing the systems that increase the success of diverse people in the workplace. Ksenia Kamenskaya, head of people and culture, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. To make […]

An article on why a higher salary is the No. 1 reason employees are searching for a new job was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. 40% of Canadian workers say they aren’t fairly paid: survey 2. 45% of Canadian autistic employees feel […]

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  • April 14, 2023 April 14, 2023
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Nearly half (45 per cent) of Canadian autistic employees say they have to mask their autistic traits at work, according to a new survey by OnePoll for autism advocacy organization Auticon. The survey, which polled more than 950 autistic adults globally, found among all respondents, only 44 per cent said they could be their authentic […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 10, 2023 April 6, 2023
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