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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 […]

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  • September 12, 2023 September 11, 2023
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An article on the most recent changes to the Canada Labour Code was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: How recent Canada Labour Code updates are impacting federally regulated employers Report finds fewer employees going above and beyond in their jobs Half of […]

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  • August 25, 2023 August 25, 2023
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With hybrid working emerging as the frontrunner in the evolving workplace, ‘bare minimum’ workdays is one of many flexible working policies employers are testing to determine the arrangement that best suits the needs of their employees and businesses. Bare minimum workdays allow employees to work at a much more relaxed pace without distractions. More employers […]


Despite incidences of burnout dropping five percentage points over the past year, two-fifths (45 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’re feeling burnt out at work, according to a new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 respondents, found women and younger workers are reporting the highest levels of burnout. Indeed, […]

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  • August 23, 2023 August 23, 2023
  • 15:00

More than half (55 per cent) of Canadian employers have finalized their approach to balancing in-office and remote work, up from 49 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year, according to a new survey by Colliers Canada. The survey, which polled nearly 300 employer tenants of Colliers’ properties across the country, also found the majority (86 per cent) […]

When Amazon Inc. employees in Toronto and Vancouver head to the office, they’ll be able to bring their fur babies with them. The technology company’s ‘Dogs at Work’ program provides dog owners and their four-legged friends with special perks, including a welcome package, designated spaces for their dogs to play, dog-friendly events, discounted pet insurance […]


As the coronavirus pandemic switches to an endemic phase, employers are taking a more holistic approach to mental health to make sure everyone is well-equipped and feels supported, says Julie Cousineau, partner and health practice leader at Normandin Beaudry. Earlier this year, the consultancy conducted a study that found almost 50 per cent of Canadian […]

The agreement on remote and flexible work between public sector workers and the federal government could set the stage for future union negotiations, according to labour experts. “We’re basically entering a brand new phase of what we talk about in collective agreements, which includes workers’ autonomy over their time,” says Armine Yalnizyan, an economist and […]

American Express Canada is providing a daily meal stipend and refreshments to employees who are working onsite. With most employees in a hybrid or remote working arrangement, these perks help recreate the work-from-home experience in the office and support employee financial well-being by reducing costs, says Annette Kingsley, AmEx Canada’s vice-president of colleague experience. Employees receive […]

Walmart will require most of its U.S.-based technology staff to return to their assigned offices for at least two days each week, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The retailer is also closing its technology hubs in Carlsbad, Cali., Portland, Ore. and Austin, Tex. As part of the office closures, Walmart is asking hundreds […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 22, 2023 February 21, 2023
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