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Half (51 per cent) of knowledge workers who quit their job in the last two years believe a relocation opportunity is a must for new job offers, according to a survey by Wakefield Research for Graebel Companies Inc. The survey, which polled 1,500 employees in 11 global markets, found 70 per cent may have stayed with their […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022
  • 15:00

A majority (92 per cent) of Canadian employees feel they’re at risk of experiencing burnout as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, according to a new survey by Mercer. The survey, which polled 11,000 employers and employees from 16 countries, found 59 per cent of employer respondents are concerned about high employee sickness/absence rates and remote […]

While 82 per cent of employers globally said focusing on employee well-being is helping them combat talent scarcity, just 67 per cent of employers in Canada said the same, according to a new survey by Randstad Sourceright. The global survey, which polled more than 900 human resources and C-suite leaders across 18 countries, found 84 per cent […]

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  • March 1, 2022 March 2, 2022
  • 15:00

KPMG in Canada is piloting a program that taps into the neurodivergent talent pool as part of its ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion strategy to attract, support and retain employees with disabilities. In December 2021, KPMG launched a program with the help of a non-profit to adapt its recruitment process for individuals who are neurodivergent. The […]

Sally Phuong took a four-week sabbatical from her job as an account executive at Sun Life Financial Inc. last year so she could participate in a professional floral design program at the Canadian Institute of Floral Design in Toronto. Phuong, 37, plans to retire at 55 from Sun Life and open her own floral store. […]

The top three factors driving employee retention are benefits (34 per cent), a strong sense of culture (31 per cent) and belief in the senior leadership team (29 per cent), according to a new survey by the Predictive Index. The survey, which polled more than 300 U.S. executives, found career mobility (21 per cent), salary (17 […]

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  • February 2, 2022 February 2, 2022
  • 09:00

The Toronto Dominion Bank is diving into a talent pool that has long gone overlooked by making assistive technology for employees with a disability widely and readily available. “Persons with disabilities are the most under-employed group out there,” says Bert Floyd, the bank’s senior information technology manager of assistive technologies. “There’s a lot of great […]

While many employers are offering bonuses or higher pay these days as a way to attract and retain workers, a central Florida organization is offering staff the chance to win two brand new and mortgage-free houses. Mechanical One will hold the draw next December, says Jason James, the air conditioning and plumbing company’s president and […]

Almost all (94 per cent) small- to medium-sized Canadian employers offer a benefits plan, according to a new survey by Humi. The survey, which polled the organization’s employer clients, found slightly more than a third (42 per cent) of respondents said they’re paying for the full cost of benefits premiums. However, when it comes to […]

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  • December 17, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 09:05

Juno College is planning to move to a 100 per cent employee-ownership model. The Toronto-based college, formerly known as Hacker U, was established by Heather Payne (pictured) nearly 10 years ago to transition workers into careers in the technology sector. Over the next decade, the school will focus on repaying the college’s investors and becoming a […]