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A Toronto-based seafood market is using its benefits and compensation offerings to engage employees in an industry hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic. David Owen, owner of De La Mer, recently introduced a profit-sharing plan and health benefits for employees of his four stores. While the pandemic delayed the launch of these programs by […]

As innovative medicines become more widely covered in workplace drug plans, employers are tasked with finding new ways to control costs while ensuring members receive the best value. “Obviously, this is good because such offers provide more treatments for employees and their families that can help get them back to the workplace sooner rather than […]

Canadians reported slightly higher levels of financial well-being in the summer of 2021, with many focusing on saving for retirement, according to a new survey by LifeWorks Inc. The survey, conducted among 3,000 respondents, found a financial well-being index score of negative 1.6 compared to the pre-coronavirus pandemic benchmark, up slightly from negative 2.8 in […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 5, 2021 October 5, 2021
  • 09:00
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Canadian employers are using bonuses to attract and retain employees in a difficult labour market, according to a new survey by Mercer. Half (50 per cent) of respondents said they’re providing sign-on bonuses for select new non-executive hires. And while 55 per cent aren’t offering retention bonuses, 35 per cent said they’re being provided for […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2021 September 29, 2021
  • 15:00
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A third of investment organizations participating in the CFA Institute’s recent diversity, equity and inclusion program said they’ve trained between 81 and 99 per cent of their employees in detecting unconscious bias or practicing inclusive leadership, according to a new survey. The survey — conducted across 41 investment organizations that participated in the 2020 program […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 15, 2021
  • 12:00

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 […]

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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
  • 09:00

The vast majority (95 per cent) of Canadian employers said enhancing the employee experience is a top priority, compared to just 61 per cent that said the same prior to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson. The survey also found a positive employee experience is a key driver of […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 12, 2021 August 13, 2021
  • 15:00
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Toronto-based technology firm Uberflip is shaping its company culture by giving back to worthwhile causes. “When you give people an opportunity to be charitable, they’re almost grateful for that,” says Randy Frisch, president and co-founder of Uberflip. “They want those opportunities, but they don’t always know where to start. When they’re part of a business […]

With a rise in big data and artificial intelligence, institutional investors are starting to look for staff with different skills. Much of the success in the investment management industry depends on managers’ abilities to analyze information in a systematic way and generate actionable insights, says Jason Stefanelli, director and head of Canada at William Blair […]

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • February 12, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 08:27