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The airport hospitality company’s executive vice-president and chief human resources officer talks attraction and retention, succession planning and making memories with family. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: Finding and engaging people. Finding the right mix and opportunities for people and managing in the ever-changing world of human resources. We […]

I was a little daunted to write a piece for Benefits Canada’s 45th anniversary issue — it has been almost 15 years since I last penned a column for the magazine and I’m a little out of practice. The assignment seemed straightforward — 500 to 600 words on how benefits have evolved or what’s expected […]

  • By: Don Bisch
  • October 14, 2022 November 8, 2022
  • 08:52

While ‘quiet quitting’ has emerged as a serious workplace issue over the last few months, it isn’t a new trend; rather, it’s long been a focus for human resources professionals, says Steve Pemberton, chief HR officer at Workhuman. “In the HR community, we call that disengaged. . . . It’s just been rebranded as ‘quiet quitting,'” he […]

Amid a backdrop of economic uncertainty and a tight labour market, Canadian employers are still planning average salary increase budgets of 3.8 per cent, excluding salary freezes, in 2023 — a rate higher than historical trends, according to a survey by Normandin Beaudry. The survey, which polled more than 750 employers and nearly 1.8 million employees, also […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 12, 2022 September 12, 2022
  • 09:01

3M Canada’s benefits specialist discusses absence management, the ‘Great Resignation’ and rock painting. Q: What new programs or initiatives are you looking to implement? A: We recently launched an absence management platform that serves as a one-stop shop for our leaders to refer employees regarding disability leave and to stay informed on the status of […]

More than eight in 10 (82 per cent) senior leaders say they’ve experienced exhaustion indicative of burnout, according to a survey by Deloitte Canada and LifeWorks Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,100 senior leaders from 11 companies in global markets including Canada, Europe and the U.S., found nearly all (96 per cent) of those […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 4, 2022 August 3, 2022
  • 09:00

A majority (88 per cent) of Canadian employees who are considering changing jobs in the next six months say compensation is the most important reason for the switch, according to a survey by ADP Canada. The survey, which polled more than 1,500 employees, found some employers have already adjusted their compensation structure to better help […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 27, 2022 July 27, 2022
  • 15:00

While more than a third of disability claims under Canadian employer-sponsored benefits plans in 2022 were due to mental-health reasons, just two-thirds (63 per cent) of organizations are addressing this risk effectively, according to a new survey by Mercer. The survey, which polled more than 100 organizations globally, found more than half (55 per cent) […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 26, 2022 July 25, 2022
  • 09:00

Cigna is focusing on ‘purposeful presence’ in its return-to-work strategy, amid the ‘Great Resignation’ and employees increasingly choosing roles that align with their values. The strategy stems from the company’s core belief that performance is based on outcomes instead of physical presence, according to a press release, which noted the approach is applied to all […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 19, 2022 July 19, 2022
  • 09:00

Thomson Reuters Corp. is introducing new benefits for its global employees, including an expanded ‘work from anywhere’ policy and a new sabbatical program. To build on its existing Flex My Way program, which offers employees the opportunity to work from anywhere in their country of residence for up to eight weeks, the technology company expanded the […]