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The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is supporting employee wellness with a new platform that focuses on healthy lifestyle tips and group well-being challenges. The platform allows employees to access a variety of health and wellness resources from anywhere, get personalized well-being information created by experts and learn easy ways to be more active and […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 25, 2022 November 24, 2022
  • 09:00
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Employers that aren’t encouraging LGBTQ2S+ inclusivity stand to lose significant amounts of money due to turnover, lower employee engagement and decreased productivity, says Michael Bach, founder and chief executive officer of Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion Consulting Inc. “The employers making real progress are the ones that recognize the benefit of action and the […]

KPMG in Canada is offering an Indigenous wellness benefit as part of its Truth and Reconciliation action plan. The wellness benefit, which will be available in December, provides employees with access to an annual allowance that will reimburse expenses related to Indigenous healers and elders, traditional medicine and Indigenous ceremony supplies. “We felt strongly that […]

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Eight in 10 (80 per cent) small- and medium-sized employers in Eastern Canada say they don’t provide employee benefits, according to a new survey for Medavie Blue Cross by Abacus Data. The survey, which polled SMEs and SME workers in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada, found a third (35 per cent) of SMEs that don’t […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 11, 2022 October 7, 2022
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As Sept. 30 marks the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, employer awareness of the impact of Canada’s residential school system has grown since the day was first observed in 2021, but more action needs to be taken, says Kelly Lendsay, president and chief executive officer of non-profit organization Indigenous Works. “It has […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • September 30, 2022 September 29, 2022
  • 09:00
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U.S. employer-sponsored health insurance and well-being programs are expected to yield an average return on investment of 47 per cent this year, according to a new report by Avalere Health, commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It found the key drivers of this ROI are improved employee productivity (US$275.6 billion), reductions in direct medical […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 13, 2022 July 12, 2022
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Yelp Inc. is embracing its remote-working first approach by closing its offices in Chicago, New York and Washington D.C., as well as reducing its footprint in Phoenix, according to a blog post by chief executive officer Jeremy Stoppelman. While the company has been reopening its offices over the last nine months, he said just one […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 29, 2022 June 29, 2022
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In response to the race riots in Rochester, N.Y. in the 1960s, the chief executive officer of Xerox Holdings Corp. and its Black employees decided to start a group for Black workers to safely discuss their shared experiences and advocate for change. Since this first known example of an employee resource group, many different types […]

While 88 per cent of global executives say their organizations use succession planning, 74 per cent report their organizations often or always hire external candidates for leadership roles as opposed to promoting from within, according to a new survey by Ceridian HCM Inc. The survey, which polled 2,000 global leaders, found a third (35 per […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 13, 2022 June 10, 2022
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Procter & Gamble Canada is marking Pride Month with two events for employees to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion issues. On June 14, the consumer goods company will host a roundtable discussion for employees, providing an open forum to talk about LGBTQ2S+ topics, share resources and answer questions, says Lisa Reid, country manager at P&G […]