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A decision by a British Columbia labour arbitrator on how a drug cost-control program violated a collective agreement was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Implementation of drug cost-control program violated collective agreement: arbitrator 2. Employers seeking to withhold termination entitlements must prove […]

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  • May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022
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Last summer, Julio Carmona started the process of weaning himself off a fully remote work schedule by showing up to the office once a week. The new hybrid schedule at his job at a state agency in Connecticut still enabled him to spend time cooking dinner for his family and taking his teenage daughter to […]

The percentage of Canadians who worked exclusively from home decreased from 24 per cent in January 2022 to 19 per cent in April, while just six per cent said they’re in a hybrid work arrangement, according to a survey by Statistics Canada. The survey, which polled 49,000 working Canadians, found nine in 10 (88 per cent) […]

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  • May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022
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More than two years into a gruelling pandemic, with many Canadians facing the added challenge of navigating a return to the office, companies are embracing a range of approaches to help workers coping with mental-health challenges. But experts say lip service remains a hazard that too many boardrooms still fall back on. A top-to-bottom shift […]

Editorial: Looking back — and ahead — in an unprecedented year

As the days grow warmer and Canada’s gradual seasonal shift steers toward spring, employers across the country are finally implementing their longstanding and much-delayed plans for returning to in-person offices or worksites — despite the fact that the coronavirus pandemic is deep into a sixth wave. It’s important to recognize that the workplaces we’re returning […]

Ian McGrath has made it clear to his bosses: if the company forces staff to return to the office, he’ll tender his resignation. The Halifax-area technology worker says he’s thriving working from home. His productivity has soared, his last annual review exceeded expectations and he’s now one of the company’s top performers. “I’ve also achieved a […]

More than half (57 per cent) of U.S. employees expect a return to the office will have a positive impact on their well-being, while 12 per cent expect a negative impact and 31 per cent feel neutral or aren’t planning to return to the office, according to a new survey by software company Workhuman. The […]

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  • May 5, 2022 May 3, 2022
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BDO Canada is offering free lunches at its Waterloo, Ont. office to draw employees back to the workplace. The program, offered through the Hungerhub app, allows employees to order free lunches from local restaurants. Rob Wayne, managing partner for the greater Kitchener/Waterloo area at BDO Canada, says while the office’s employees are still working in […]

Employers that provides employees with the choice of where to work are the ones that will thrive in the post-pandemic world, according to a new report by Cushman & Wakefield. The report, which is based on the global commercial real estate firm’s analysis of industry leasing data and surveys it has conducted since the onset […]

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  • May 4, 2022 May 3, 2022
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Two-fifths (43 per cent) of global employees said they’re likely to quit their job in the next 12 months, citing factors such as higher total pay (35 per cent) and career growth opportunities (25 per cent), according to a new survey by EY. The survey, which polled more than 1,500 business leaders and more than […]

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  • April 27, 2022 April 27, 2022
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