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The Toronto Dominion Bank is diving into a talent pool that has long gone overlooked by making assistive technology for employees with a disability widely and readily available. “Persons with disabilities are the most under-employed group out there,” says Bert Floyd, the bank’s senior information technology manager of assistive technologies. “There’s a lot of great […]

The University Pension Plan is appointing Omo Akintan as chief people officer, effective February 2022. Prior to joining the UPP, Akintan was the chief people officer at the City of Toronto since January 2019. She was also the City’s acting director of equity, diversity and human rights division from 2017 to 2018. Before that, she […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 29, 2021 November 29, 2021
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Almost half (46 per cent) of small businesses that are currently experiencing hiring difficulties have increased wages, while 27 per cent have increased benefits and 19 per cent have introduced a shorter work week, according to a new survey by Maru Public Opinion for ADP Canada Co. It found while 79 per cent of small […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 16, 2021 November 15, 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 […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 13, 2021 October 13, 2021
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With 57 per cent of Canadian employees expecting flexible working arrangements to continue post-coronavirus pandemic, 54 per cent of Canadian employers are adopting a hybrid working arrangement, according to a new survey by Mercer Canada. The survey found 61 per cent of employees said they prefer to work from home and, currently, 77 per cent […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 13, 2021 September 10, 2021
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Canadian employers said they expect salaries to increase from just over two per cent in 2021 to about three per cent in 2022, according to a new survey from Willis Towers Watson. The survey of employers around the globe found salary increases in 2022 are projected to be higher than in 2021 among the respondents, […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 23, 2021 August 23, 2021
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While many organizations had to press pause on their hiring plans at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Willful, a Canadian online estate planning company, had to ramp up its hiring efforts during this time. Before the pandemic, all new employees at Willful received a variety of perks, including a $500 annual education budget, summer […]

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COVID-19 cases are dropping and vaccine counts are rising. The economy is reopening and we can expect to be back at the office soon. But the new normal won’t be the old normal. While this might be obvious to many, some leaders don’t understand, thinking the way forward is to simply bring everyone back into […]

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When it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, Canadian employers have room for improvement, according to a new series of LinkedIn polls conducted by LHH. In one poll, 39 per cent of employees said their workplace still didn’t feel inclusive, despite the rise in visible corporate diversity, equity and inclusion committees and programs. By […]

The majority (71 per cent) of employees said it’s important to them to work for an organization that values diversity and is equitable and inclusive, according to a new survey for Weber Shandwick Inc. consultancy firm, United Minds, by KRC Research. And the survey, which polled more than 1,500 employees across Canada, the U.K. and U.S, […]