Keyword: Telecommuting

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U.S. employers with flex work rethinking approach to total rewards, pay: report

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. employers are embracing flexible working arrangements and considering adopting a hybrid model for rewards and pay, said a report by Willis Towers Watson. The report showed a majority (59 per cent) of employers surveyed have workers who are currently telecommuting, including 25 per cent who are able […]

  • December 9, 2020 April 28, 2021
  • 09:00
Half of employers plan to continue flexible working policies post-pandemic: survey

A majority (52 per cent) of human resources managers said they’ll continue with flexible working policies to support their employees’ work-life balance once the coronavirus pandemic is over,  according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. “The recent pivot to new working models has made managers more aware of the importance of work-life balance,” said […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 24, 2020 November 24, 2020
  • 15:30
LinkedIn, Microsoft embracing flex-work policy for post-pandemic life

As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, LinkedIn Corp. and its parent company Microsoft Corp. are removing the asterisk around what the 21st century workplace will look like post-pandemic. Microsoft has introduced guidance for employees on its new flexible working policy in preparation for the future of work after the current crisis is over. The new policy will also apply […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 5, 2020 November 5, 2020
  • 15:15

In this unprecedented time, it’s more evident the physical, psychological and financial components of health are all interconnected, said Charmaine Alexander, senior disability management advisor at Desjardins Insurance, during a webinar hosted by Benefits Canada. Prior to the pandemic, in May 2018, Desjardins conducted a survey to measure these interactions to better understand how they […]

How is coronavirus impacting Canadian LGBTQ+ workers?

In April, Pride at Work Canada convened nine professionals across the country to discuss the specific impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on LGBTQ+ employees. “We wanted to ensure everyone was working together to gather nationwide perceptions because each jurisdiction is viewing things differently,” says Colin Druhan, the organization’s executive director. “We also wanted to guarantee […]

Flexible offices could contribute to local Canadian economies in next decade: study

Flexible office spaces and co-working locations could contribute more than $13.7 billion to local Canadian economies in the next decade as they become more prevalent outside of major urban centres, according to a new study commissioned by global flexible working space firm Regus. The study found, on average, 144 new jobs are created in Canadian communities […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 21, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 08:30
Diversity and inclusion, education support increasingly part of total rewards: survey

In 2019, employers are increasingly making diversity and inclusion initiatives and education assistance for employees part of their total rewards offerings, according to new research by WorldatWork. Its annual inventory of total rewards programs and practices, which surveyed more than 700 U.S. employers, found the percentage of organizations offering employees some form of education assistance — through scholarship, student […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 20, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00
Fidelity Canada wins award for holistic health program

Fidelity Canada’s traditional health and wellness program has evolved into a holistic initiative that incorporates every aspect of working life, leading to its award win for a health and wellness program for an organization with more than 1,000 employees at Benefits Canada’s 2019 Workplace Benefits Awards in Toronto on Oct. 17. “I think the reality […]

Telecommuting becoming standard in Canadian workplaces: survey

Part-time telecommuting is becoming the norm for many global workplaces, with 50 per cent of Canadian employees working at least 2.5 days a week outside the office, according to a new survey by IWG. The survey, which polled more than 18,000 professionals in 96 countries, found 74 per cent of Canadians work away from the office at least […]

  • By: Jann Lee
  • November 28, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 08:45
Employers, staff not on same page for perks: survey

Employers and employees aren’t on the same page when it comes to non-monetary perks and incentives, according to a survey by staffing company Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled 1,500 workers and 600 human resources managers in North America, found flexible work schedules, compressed workweeks and the ability to work remotely are the most […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 25, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 16:45