Keyword: Pay equity

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Women are in a worse position than men when it comes to pension savings, thanks to several systemic factors. So how can plan sponsors bridge the gender pension gap and help women prepare for retirement? The gender pension gap continues to be a real and pressing issue. Globally, the World Economic Forum estimates that women’s […]

Canadian employers lagging in implementing equality measures: survey

Around International Women’s Day, many Canadian employers are once again talking about the importance of equality in the workplace.  However, a new survey by Mercer, which polled senior leaders, human resources executives and employees around the globe, found there are many areas where companies could be doing more to make work more equitable for all. It found slightly more […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 9, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:00
‘Substantial’ gender wage gap persists in Canada: study

A substantial wage gap between men and women continues to exist in Canada, according to a new study commissioned by ADP Canada Co. Based on self-reported numbers, the study found women earned an average pre-tax salary of $51,352 in 2019, while men reported an average pre-tax salary of $67,704 — a gap of 24 per cent. […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 5, 2020 November 11, 2020
  • 15:15
Women and men to reach pay equality in 257 years: report

Men and women will have pay equality in 257 years, according to a new report by the World Economic Forum. The estimate is 55 more years than the estimates from past reports. This year’s report found a two per cent increase in the number of women in senior roles, but noted that women’s participation in the […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 3, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:35
Diversity and inclusion, education support increasingly part of total rewards: survey

In 2019, employers are increasingly making diversity and inclusion initiatives and education assistance for employees part of their total rewards offerings, according to new research by WorldatWork. Its annual inventory of total rewards programs and practices, which surveyed more than 700 U.S. employers, found the percentage of organizations offering employees some form of education assistance — through scholarship, student […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 20, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00

A new University of Guelph study says the wage gap has closed between women and men with newly earned PhDs. The study, which focuses on gender equity in the labour market, found that both male and female doctoral graduates earn about $70,000 annually during the first three years after convocation. Prof. David Walters says this […]

Border officers’ union calls for 25-and-out pension

The union representing about 8,000 Canadian border and intelligence officers and investigators is calling on the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and Canadian Border Services Agency to provide its members with a so-called 25-and-out retirement option. The Public Service Alliance of Canada’s Customs and Immigration Union has been in negotiation with the two federal agencies since […]

Only 30% of employees satisfied with pay transparency: survey

Money matters are top of mind among North American employees, according to new research by Ceridian HCM Holding Inc.  The research found workers in Canada and the U.S. are challenged by financial matters, with 80 per cent of North American workers saying they’re stressed about pay and money issues on a regular basis. Read: Pay equity problem persists […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 11, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00
When women thrive, organizations thrive, even in a disrupted economy

Whose jobs are put most at risk by artificial intelligence and automation? Common wisdom says it’s men, particularly blue collar men whose jobs are primarily manual labour, such as factory workers put at risk by robotics or truck drivers put at risk by the advance of driverless cars. However, the truth is more complicated. Many […]

Employers must prepare to be compliant with federal pay equity: Mercer

Canadian employers may need to re-evaluate how they think about job classes and compensation when the federal pay equity legislation comes into effect. The new legislation, which was announced in October 2018, has strict requirements for how employers measure a job’s worth to the organization for the purpose of compensation. Some workplaces may not be […]