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Long before the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe in early 2020, a massive transformation of the workplace was well underway. Advanced technologies, growing demand for better work-life balance and rising commercial real estate costs forced many organizations to reimagine the traditional way of working and, more broadly, the relationship between employer and employee. The pandemic […]

Two-fifths (40 per cent) of U.S. employees and one in five U.K. workers say their employer has introduced new childcare programs or subsidies over the past year, according to a survey by software company Beqom. The survey, which polled 2,000 employees in the U.K. and the U.S., found 45 per cent of U.S parents and 42 […]

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  • June 27, 2022 June 27, 2022
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Nearly a third (31 per cent) of Canadian employees are currently looking or plan to look for a new role in the second half of 2022, up from 28 per cent in December 2021, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled more than 500 Canadian employees, found those […]

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  • June 20, 2022 June 21, 2022
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While Canada’s rate of employee engagement is in line with the global average of 21 per cent, it remains lower than the U.S. (35 per cent), according to a new survey by Gallup Inc. Among Canadian employee respondents, 63 per cent were likely to describe themselves as thriving compared to a global average of 33 […]

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  • June 20, 2022 June 17, 2022
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More than two years after the coronavirus pandemic shifted many white-collar employees to remote working, some employers are planning their return to the office — even if it means bringing staff back kicking and screaming. Earlier this month, Tesla Inc. founder and chief executive officer Elon Musk made waves when, in internal emails, he demanded […]

An article on how pension plans are approaching risk management was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Expert panel: Is risk management the new frontier in pension governance? 2. Sun Life completes acquisition of U.S. dental benefits provider 3. 44% of employers believe remote […]

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  • June 10, 2022 June 9, 2022
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An in-depth look at LGBTQ+ benefits

Scotiabank is marking Pride Month by setting new targets for LGBTQ2S+ representation and connecting employees with volunteering opportunities in a range of communities. Dominic Cole-Morgan, senior vice-president of total rewards with responsibility for diversity and inclusion, says the bank is working toward a representation target of seven per cent in Canada by 2025, noting the […]

U.S. employers saw a 41 per cent spike in voluntary employee departures in 2022, according to a new survey by Aon. The survey, which polled 2,000 employers in the U.S., found nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of employees left their jobs last year, 17 per cent of which were voluntary departures. In 2020, a […]

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  • June 8, 2022 June 8, 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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