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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 […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 8, 2022 June 8, 2022
  • 15:00

More than half of Canadian employers have considered adjusting employee rewards and benefits (57 per cent) and salary/wages (55 per cent) to contend with rising inflation and an ongoing labour shortage, according to a survey by Ento Canada. The survey, which polled more than 400 human resources leaders, found four in 10 (42 per cent) employers […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 20, 2022 May 20, 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 […]

In 2021, Foresters Financial redesigned its retirement and benefits plans to be more flexible, relevant and competitive, modernizing the plans with the recognition that employees have varying financial priorities. “Overall, we have a very diverse employee base,” says Ken Adams, the financial services company’s vice-president of total rewards. “Someone who is a few years out […]

Only half (51 per cent) of U.S. employees believe the benefits and rewards they receive from their employer are distinctive from what they’d receive from another employer, according to a new survey by tax and advisory firm Grant Thornton LLP. The survey, which polled more than 5,000 full-time employees, also found 24 per cent of […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 12, 2022 April 12, 2022
  • 15:00
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Almost half (46 per cent) of employers say their organizations currently lack clear benefits, recognition and rewards strategies, according to a new survey by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The survey — which polled more than 1,300 employers globally, including almost 600 in North America and around 100 in Canada — found, while 54 per cent said they […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 18, 2022 February 17, 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

Hootsuite Inc.’s director of total rewards talks benefits in a remote working environment, the four pillars of wellness and recharging through physical activity. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: Hootsuite is very big on diversity, equity and inclusion and we operate in multiple countries, so it’s a balance of finding […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 17, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 08:49

Purolator Inc.’s senior director of total rewards and human resources technology talks mental-health leadership, return to the workplace and the benefits of time outdoors. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: We have a very large workforce with different demographics and needs, so it’s really about continuing to evaluate whether our […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 19, 2021 December 13, 2021
  • 08:49

A new study is urging employers to transition from a traditional focus on employee benefits to one that covers job and work design, management, rewards practices, a commitment to psychological safety and fairness and a culture of employee listening. The Josh Bersin Co., a U.S.-based research and advisory company, examined 91 practices and programs in […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 1, 2021 November 1, 2021
  • 15:00