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While U.S. employees say most parts of their lives have improved since the coronavirus pandemic was declared in March 2020, their opinions on mental health are divided, according to a new survey by software company Qualtrics. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 employees, found that, while 31 per cent said their mental health has […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 15, 2022 March 15, 2022
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A Toronto-based non-profit organization is compensating prospective employees by paying them for their time during interviews. FoodShare Toronto’s new policy, which took effect March 1, pays interviewees a fixed rate of $75, regardless of the position. In addition, if an interview requires the candidate to complete an assignment or prepare a presentation, they’re also compensated […]

A retirement community operator is allowing employees to access their pay at any time as part of a wider financial wellness strategy. In May, Seasons Retirement Communities is incorporating a new app into its payroll system, which allows employees to receive up to 50 per cent of their daily pay instantly. Jessica Poling, senior director […]

Nordstrom Inc. is ramping up its hiring efforts this holiday season by offering new employees up to $650 in incentive pay. As the busy holiday shopping season kicks off, the retailer, which operates 13 stores across Canada, is hiring seasonal and regular workers at its Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores. In addition to a hiring bonus, hourly and overnight store […]

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  • November 24, 2021 November 24, 2021
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Whole Foods Market is offering its employees enhanced overtime and bonuses for hours worked during the busy holiday season. The grocery chain, which has 10 stores across Canada, is providing hourly store and facility employees enhanced overtime equivalent to two-times base wage and a one-time “appreciation” bonus for hours worked between Oct. 4, 2021 and […]

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  • November 11, 2021 November 11, 2021
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A look at a survey finding employees are prioritizing workplace benefits plans amid an increasingly competitive job market took the top spot as the most-read story over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Canadian employees prioritizing benefits programs over pay: survey 2. Survey finds cost of […]

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  • October 15, 2021 October 15, 2021
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Though the idea was coined by English philosopher Thomas More in his novel Utopia in 1516, several countries — including Canada — are considering how it would work in practice today Liam Wilkinson, public relations strategist at UBI Works The pandemic has laid bare economic trends that have been ignored for far too long. Canadians […]

Wages are going up in Canada, with employers projecting an average annual pay increase of 2.5 per cent for next year, according to a new survey by LifeWorks Inc. When excluding organizations that are planning salary freezes, the poll found average salaries are expected to rise 2.7 per cent in 2022. It demonstrates growing confidence […]


More than half (53 per cent) of Canadian job seekers are looking for better pay and benefits, according to a new survey by data intelligence company Morning Consult. While 35 per cent of respondents said they’re switching roles because of the coronavirus pandemic, 87 per cent said they’re either somewhat concerned, concerned or very concerned […]

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  • September 2, 2021 September 2, 2021
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When the coronavirus pandemic was first declared in March 2020, teleworking was supposed to be a temporary emergency measure. But a year and a half later, its popularity has soared to new heights. Its impact has shaken up the traditional work structure, calling into question certain personal working-from-home choices. For example, since many employees are […]