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While flexible working arrangements have reduced operational costs and improved workplace diversity, only 34 per cent of human resources professionals said their company has a formal policy explaining how hybrid work should be organized, according to a new survey by the HR Research Institute. The survey, which polled almost 300 HR professionals, found 48 per […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 28, 2022 January 27, 2022
  • 09:00

About three-quarters (78 per cent) of U.S. employers said they’re more focused on the quality of health care over cost management when making decisions about their benefits plan amid the current war for talent acquisition and retention, according to a new survey by Artemis Health Inc. The survey, which polled more than 300 U.S. human […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2022 January 19, 2022
  • 09:00

As companies adapt their people strategies for return to the office or for a new remote or hybrid work arrangement, employee retention will be a key consideration in 2022. The coronavirus pandemic has created a buyer’s labour market with many people either contemplating or making a change in their employer. Employees are assessing how they […]

  • By: Kim Siddall
  • December 30, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 09:00

Many employers expect to maintain the flexible and remote-working policies they’ve recently put in place once the coronavirus pandemic is over, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson. The survey, which polled 200 U.S. employers, found 59 per cent said they expect their work-from-home policies will remain in effect after the pandemic, while […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 29, 2020 November 30, 2020
  • 15:20
Q&A with Ceridian’s Michelle Bogart

Ceridian HCM Inc.’s director of employee engagement and culture discusses flexible working, parental leave and family bike rides. Q. What top challenges do you face in your role? A. Our team’s area of focus means the tightening labour market will keep us busy in the coming years. Our greatest challenges are identifying programs . . […]

Institutional investors agree profits can’t be top concern for companies: survey

The majority of Canadian institutional investors say they don’t think shareholders should take precedent over all other stakeholders, including employees, at a given company, according to a new survey by Daniel J. Edelman Holdings Inc. It found 91 per cent of respondents said maximizing profits in the interest of shareholders can no longer be the primary purpose of […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 9, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 08:18
New report urges organizations to get workforce ‘age-ready’

An organization that leverages its more experienced workforce — employees aged 50 years and older — will be well-positioned for the future of work, according to a new report by Mercer. The importance of being “age-ready” is underscored for both businesses and economies, because of a rapidly aging labour force coupled with an uncertain global […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 17, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 09:00
Community Food Centres Canada joins OPTrust plan after years of lump-sum retirement payments

Employees of Community Food Centres Canada will join the OPTrust Select defined benefit pension plan after more than 90 per cent voted in favour of the move. CFCC, which operates nine food centres across the country to reduce food insecurity for Canadians, was named one of the plan’s seven inaugural members on April 26. OPTrust […]

Aon sells culture, engagement, leadership development and advisory businesses

Aon has reached a definitive agreement to sell certain businesses within its talent practice, specifically culture and engagement, leadership development and advisory and related products and services to Spencer Stuart, an executive search and leadership advisory firm. “Aon’s investment strategy is centred on growth areas that support its vision to be a pre-eminent professional services […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 18, 2019 September 19, 2019
  • 09:00
Pay equity problem persists in Canadian workplaces: survey

Canadian men earn an average annual salary of $66,504, 25 per cent more than the reported average of $49,721 for women, according to a new survey by Leger Research. It found the gap widens when additional compensation, such as bonuses and profit-sharing plans, are factored in. In this case, annual earnings averaged $5,823 for men and $3,912 for […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 21, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 09:30