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The majority (80 per cent) of Canadian employers say they enhanced their total rewards programs in 2022 to better attract and retain employees, up from 63 per cent in 2020 and 2021, according to a new survey by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The survey, which polled more than 450 employers, found 44 per cent […]

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  • December 8, 2022 December 7, 2022
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A global four-day workweek pilot program has resulted in positive impacts to employee well-being and productivity, according to a new report by Boston College, Cambridge University and University College Dublin. The report analyzed responses from more than 900 employees and 33 employers participating in the six-month program between February and August. It found the vast […]

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  • December 5, 2022 December 2, 2022
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Fewer than two-fifths (39 per cent) of U.S. employees said they can fully unplug from work during the holiday season, according to a new survey by FinanceBuzz. The survey, which polled roughly 900 workers, found 61 per cent of employees said they’d rather get paid extra and work during the holidays than have uninterrupted time […]

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  • November 30, 2022 November 29, 2022
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Meridian Credit Union Ltd. is supporting its employees’ financial wellness by guaranteeing wages of at least $23.15 per hour. The pay rate — which is the Ontario Living Wage Network’s minimum hourly pay recommendation for the Greater Toronto Area — takes effect this week and applies to employees across the province, says Jay-Ann Gilfoy, Meridian’s […]

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  • November 29, 2022 November 29, 2022
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An article on the strike by Ontario education workers was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. CUPE’s Ontario education workers striking for extended benefits, wage increases 2. Stellantis, Unifor agreement includes pension and retirement gains 3. Sounding Board: How employers can better support employees […]

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  • November 11, 2022 November 11, 2022
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More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of U.S. employers say they’re increasing salaries and enhancing employee benefits in 2023 amid a tough labour market, according to a new survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. It found employers are planning to increase wages by an average of 3.9 per cent next year, while […]

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  • November 9, 2022 November 8, 2022
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Amid rising inflation, airport hospitality services provider OTG Management is supporting employees’ financial wellness through an earned-wage access card. Nearly a third (30 per cent) of the organization’s Canadian employees have accessed the benefit, which allows employees to access their pay and manage their finances whenever and however they prefer, says Alan House, OTG’s executive […]

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While nearly three-quarters of U.S. executives (74 per cent) and workers (71 per cent) agree pay equity is a top priority, employees say there’s more work to be done on the issue, according to a new survey by the Harvard Business Review and human resources consultancy UKG. The survey, which polled more than 3,000 employees […]

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  • September 21, 2022 September 20, 2022
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The union representing employees at Glencore’s Raglan Mine in Nunavik, Que. has ratified an agreement that includes benefits gains and increases in paid disability leave. Nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) of the members of United Steelworkers Local 9449 voted in favour of the five-year agreement, which includes short-term disability coverage of 70 per cent of […]

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  • September 15, 2022 September 14, 2022
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The modern economy is highly uncertain, with inflation and rising interest rates cutting into bottom lines everywhere. Employers are nervous as the cost of capital and the cost of their inputs seems to rise every day. But employees are nervous, too. And since no one knows when inflation will end, it’s difficult for anyone to […]