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While employees’ overall view of their employer’s workplace mental-health efforts are on the rise, workers were 49 per cent less likely to say their employer made significant positive changes to support mental health in 2023 compared to 2022, according to a new report by LifeSpeak Inc. and Lighthouse Research & Advisory. The report, which consisted […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2023 September 27, 2023
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National Hockey League coach Mike Babcock thought he was just trying to get to know his players better, but experts say he may have crossed a line that’s sometimes hard to see. After joining the Columbus Blue Jackets, Babcock was called out this week for allegedly asking some players to show family photos off their phones, raising questions […]

Vancouver-based investment firm InvestX Financial Canada Ltd. is balancing flexibility, employee productivity and well-being by requesting all employees work onsite each Tuesday. The ‘Together Tuesdays’ initiative resulted from the challenge of aligning various teams’ schedules in order to make the best use of the time together, says Marcus New, founder and chief executive officer of […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 19, 2023 September 18, 2023
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Every time I sit down to write my editorial for our annual Women’s Issue, now in its sixth year, the themes these issues highlight for women feel extremely personal to me. This year is no different. In this year’s Cover Story, on page 14, six women between the ages of 22 and 53 shared how […]

By March 2021, nearly half a million Canadian women who lost their jobs during the pandemic still hadn’t returned to work by the beginning of that year, according to data from the Royal Bank of Canada. It also found more than 200,000 women had slipped into the ranks of the long-term unemployed, a threefold increase […]

When Jessica Charbonneau decided to have a child through assisted reproduction a few years ago, it wasn’t cheap, but her employer helped shoulder some of the costs. Charbonneau, a 36-year-old student affairs case manager at the University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus, started with intrauterine insemination, spending a total of $15,000 for six rounds. The university’s […]

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Investments in office real estate, as a part of total transaction activity, declined by 20 per cent in North America and 50 per cent in Europe and Asia-Pacific in 2022, according to a new report by TD Global Investment Solutions. It found while global office transaction cap rates rose over the past year, private asset […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 12, 2023 September 11, 2023
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While many workplaces have shifted to hybrid arrangements coming out of the coronavirus pandemic, employment experts say workers should be cautious about using that added flexibility to work from home when feeling sick. It’s a situation that some observers of remote working trends predict could become more prevalent as companies increasingly make their hybrid arrangements […]

Just five per cent of U.S. employers say they’re offering a four-day workweek as a flexible working arrangement for employees, according to a new survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans. The survey, which polled more than 300 employers, found one per cent said they’ve already formally implemented a four-day workweek or are piloting […]

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  • September 8, 2023 September 10, 2023
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Roughly half of online gig workers across the globe don’t have a retirement plan, a percentage that increases among Venezuelan (73 per cent) and Nigerian (75 per cent) workers, according to a new report by the World Bank Group. The report, based on surveys across 17 countries, found online gig work is growing globally, particularly in the developing world, creating an important […]