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More than eight in 10 (85 per cent) global company leaders say the shift to hybrid work has challenged their confidence in employee productivity, according to a survey by Microsoft Corp. It found while 87 per cent of employees said they believe they’re productive at work, just 12 per cent of people leaders said they […]

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  • September 28, 2022 September 28, 2022
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Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of Canadian benefits plan members say they’re extremely or very satisfied with working from home, according to the 2022 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey. It found levels of extreme or very high satisfaction were highest among those who also felt most productive working from home (89 per cent) and who were in […]

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  • September 28, 2022 September 27, 2022
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Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is lifting most coronavirus vaccination requirements for employees returning to the office. In a company memo, the bank informed employees that starting next week, they can work onsite regardless of their vaccination status, with no requirements to participate in regular testing or wear face coverings, according to a report by Bloomberg. […]

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  • August 31, 2022 August 31, 2022
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Apple Inc. is making sudden changes to its return-to-workplace strategy for office-based workers. The policy, set to first take effect at the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters on Sept. 5, will require employees to work from the office on Tuesdays, Thursdays and a regular third day that will be determined by individual teams, according to a […]

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  • August 19, 2022 August 18, 2022
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While the latest stage of the coronavirus pandemic is heralding a gradual return to relative calm, plan sponsors are stepping out of the frying pan and into the fire. The pandemic accelerated the ongoing evolution in the relationship between plan sponsors and plan members, with employees now looking to their employers to help them manage […]

The appointment of the TTC pension plan’s first director of investment risk and analytics was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. TTC pension plan appointing Danny Ip director of investment risk and analytics 2. More than 6.6M Canadians participating in employer-sponsored pension plans: […]

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  • July 22, 2022 July 21, 2022
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Employees at Candu Energy Inc. were given just one business day’s notice to return to full-time onsite work, according to the union representing engineers, scientists and technicians at the company. The decision came in the midst of a labour dispute with employees represented by the Society of Professional Engineers and Associates, who began striking at the […]

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  • June 9, 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 […]

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More than two-fifths (44 per cent) of employers believe remote working has led women to exit the workforce due to the potential for longer workdays, according to a new survey by Mercer Canada. The global survey found more than half (52 per cent) of male respondents said they’ve experienced shorter workdays while working remotely, but […]

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  • June 8, 2022 June 7, 2022
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Two-fifths (42 per cent) of Canadian parents postponed returning to work in 2022 due to difficulties finding childcare, according to a new survey by Statistics Canada. The survey, which polled the parents of more than 11,500 children, found roughly four in 10 parents using childcare in early 2022 reported difficulty finding care. Among respondents who looked for childcare […]

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  • June 5, 2022 June 6, 2022
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