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The federal government recently announced plans to introduce legislation in the fall expanding pension eligibility to frontline public safety and law enforcement workers in Canada. The legislation is welcomed by the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Customs and Immigration Union after they’ve advocated for more than a decade for equitable retirement benefits for […]


An article outlining the implications of a single-payer universal pharmacare system was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investmnet stories of the past week: 1. Sounding Board: What plan sponsors should know about pharmacare 2. Meet the 2024 Workplace Benefits Awards judges 3. Mental-health claims by Canadians up […]

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  • July 5, 2024 July 4, 2024
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Half (50 per cent) of Canadian employees say they’re planning to search for a new job in the second half of 2024, up from 41 per cent during the same period last year, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled 600 workers and more than 200 hiring managers, […]

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  • July 4, 2024 July 3, 2024
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Amid an uncertain job market and cost-of-living worries, employers can harness the benefits of artificial intelligence to help employees with reskilling and career development, says Candy Ho, professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and board chair at non-profit organization CERIC. “I think we’ve got a huge opportunity ahead of us with AI and, not jobs being […]

The concept of “chronoworking” is an emerging flexibility trend that can help with employee engagement and productivity, as well as attraction and retention. Similar to autonomous working, chronoworking tailors an individual’s work schedule around their circadian rhythm and optimum times of productivity. In 2021, the Alberta Investment Management Corporation implemented its own results-oriented, flexible working […]

While employers in the financial services industry have made some progress in attracting diverse talent across the traditionally male-dominated sector, there’s still a long way to go. To this end, BNP Paribas is widening its talent pool and supporting a diverse workforce through a comprehensive diversity, equity and inclusion strategy that encompasses recruitment, leadership training […]

Based on multiple studies, it’s estimated that roughly 15 to 20 per cent of the global population is neurodivergent, an umbrella term that includes autism, dyslexia, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and Tourette’s syndrome. With a significant portion of employees identifying as neurodiverse, organizations that aren’t tapping into this talent pool could struggle to remain competitive, says […]

Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of U.S. employees are choosing to stay with their employers, a significant change from 2022 when 53 per cent were looking to leave, according to a new survey by WTW. The survey, which polled 10,000 U.S. workers, found, while a quarter were open to offers in 2022, only 11 per […]

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  • June 14, 2024 June 13, 2024
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Nearly half (45 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’ve experienced burnout, down from 58 per cent in August 2020, according to a new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 employees, found women (49 per cent) continued to report higher levels of burnout than men (41 per cent). Across generations, […]

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  • June 13, 2024 June 12, 2024
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While nearly half (45 per cent) of Canadian workers say they feel recognized by their employer at least once a month, fewer than a fifth (17 per cent) say they feel meaningfully recognized, according to a new survey by Achievers Solutions Inc. The survey, which polled more than 3,600 employees and more than 1,390 human […]

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  • June 11, 2024 June 12, 2024
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