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With climate change impacting the lives of Canadian employees, there’s a range of things employers can do to tackle the issue head on. As people in the southern and coastal regions of B.C. cope with catastrophic atmospheric rivers, SAP Labs Canada is among the employers that’s ready to support workers. Agnes Garaba, chief operating officer […]

The University Pension Plan is appointing Omo Akintan as chief people officer, effective February 2022. Prior to joining the UPP, Akintan was the chief people officer at the City of Toronto since January 2019. She was also the City’s acting director of equity, diversity and human rights division from 2017 to 2018. Before that, she […]

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  • November 29, 2021 November 29, 2021
  • 09:00

As Citigroup Inc. begins rolling out its plans for returning to the workplace, it’s focusing on supporting employees’ mental health and wellness throughout the transition. Although Citi has yet to formally announce its full return-to-work plans for its employees who were shifted to remote working in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the organization expects […]

By beefing up its benefits programs and putting flexibility at the core of its offerings, Willful has been able to grow its staff amid a coronavirus pandemic-fueled tight labour market. The online estate planning company credits its fulsome total rewards package and its flexible workplace culture for its recruitment success. As a very small employer […]

Fuse Create is adopting a hybrid work policy and leaving the decision to continue working from home or return to the office entirely up to employees. “We’ve been able to do good work virtually, so this concept of making employees return to the office five days a week doesn’t make sense, especially to our employees […]

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A majority of Canadian employers believe providing workplace retirement savings plans can improve employee attraction and retention, according to a survey by Maru Group Ltd. on behalf of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. The survey, which polled 800 Canadian employers, found 88 per cent of those that offer a defined benefit pension plan said […]

A majority (83 per cent) of Canadian benefits plan members have at least one concern regarding returning to the workplace, including commuting time (44 per cent), people who don’t follow public health safety measures (42 per cent) and working/interacting with co-workers who aren’t vaccinated against the coronavirus (38 per cent), according to the 2021 Benefits Canada […]

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  • November 3, 2021 November 2, 2021
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More than a third (35 per cent) of employees said they’re considering leaving their job or are unsure about whether to stay with their company, according to the latest monthly mental-health index by LifeWorks Inc. Additionally, the mental-health scores of these groups (negative 21.9 and negative 16.7, respectively) were more than three-times worse than for […]

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  • October 28, 2021 October 28, 2021
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SAP Canada Inc.’s vice-president and head of human resources talks embracing flexible working, keeping the “human” in HR and winter sports. Q. What top challenges do you face in your role? A. SAP is a global organization, so everything we do must be within the context of what works for us in the country but […]

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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