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At the Alberta Investment Management Corp., diversity, equity and inclusion has catapulted up the priority list when it comes to investment strategy. While DEI has long played a role in the decisions of the AIMCo and other institutional investors, says Alison Schneider, the organization’s vice-president of responsible investing, she credits the coronavirus pandemic for catalyzing […]

An article on how pension plans are approaching risk management was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Expert panel: Is risk management the new frontier in pension governance? 2. Sun Life completes acquisition of U.S. dental benefits provider 3. 44% of employers believe remote […]

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  • June 10, 2022 June 9, 2022
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Employees like Matt Fairbanks are one of the reasons the hospitality and restaurant industry is struggling to find workers even as the coronavirus pandemic wanes. The 34-year-old former bartender has moved from slinging beers in Toronto to selling software to restaurants for a Saskatchewan company, which he does remotely. “I was always kind of one […]

Roughly a third of U.S. employees believe their employer lacks a sufficient commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, according to a new survey by Buck Global. The survey, which polled nearly 700 employees and more than 200 employers, found 32 per cent of employees said their company lacks diverse benefits for diverse populations, a percentage […]

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  • June 7, 2022 June 6, 2022
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Only a sixth of employees feel highly connected at work, with employees who work onsite feeling the least connected, according to a new survey by Accenture. The survey, which polled 1,100 executives and 5,000 employees, found 42 per cent of onsite workers said they don’t feel connected, compared to 36 per cent of employees in […]

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  • June 1, 2022 May 31, 2022
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More than half (59 per cent) of U.S. workers say it would be easy to find a new job and many have taken or plan to take steps to leave their current role, according to a survey by the Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. The survey, which polled 500 employers and 1,000 employees, found the […]

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  • May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022
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Capital One Canada is providing employees with a free subscription to virtual learning platform MasterClass, to further their career development and foster their overall well-being. “Everybody learns and develops in their own way and if you want to see people grow, you should support them in owning their journey,” says Patrick Ens, president of Capital One in […]

Half (53 per cent) of employees who believe their work isn’t authentically recognized by their employer are actively looking for a new job, compared to 27 per cent who believe their employer’s recognition is authentic, according to a survey by Gallup Inc. for software company Workhuman. The survey, which polled more than 7,000 U.S. employees, […]

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  • May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022
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The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is appointing Krista Pell as its chief human resources officer. In the new role, Pell will lead the AIMCo’s HR functions, which will involve advancing its global recruitment strategy to attract and retain top talent, according to a press release. She’s also responsible for supporting the institutional investor’s diversity, equity […]

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  • May 19, 2022 May 18, 2022
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Half (49 per cent) of employees would like their employer to increase investment in mental, physical and financial well-being resources, according to a new survey by employee engagement company Reward Gateway. The survey, which polled 3,800 employees and human resources decision-makers across Australia, the U.K. and U.S., found 50 per cent would like to see increased […]

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  • May 18, 2022 May 17, 2022
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