Keyword: Total rewards

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Coronavirus changing how employers value, measure human capital: report

While intangible assets like human capital and culture are increasingly at the forefront of employers’ concerns, frameworks to manage these factors are lagging, according to a new paper by Willis Towers Watson and the World Economic Forum. As the world resets to a new reality amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it noted, it will be critical to an […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 25, 2020 November 24, 2020
  • 09:15
Canadian salary increase budgets dropping in 2020: survey

Organizations in all Canadian provinces and territories are seeing a drop in their salary increase budgets for 2020, according to a new survey by WorldatWork. Alberta and Saskatchewan (both dropping from 2.8 per cent to 2.3 per cent), the Northwest Territories (from 2.7 per cent to 2.1 per cent), Nunavut (from 2.7 per cent to […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 13, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:18
U.S. employers maintaining health benefits, considering other cost-cutting measures: survey

In the group benefits world, the first rumblings of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic came when plan sponsors started asking, as early as January, about their travel insurance provisions. “Clients were worried about their business travellers and expatriate employees, in China mostly, and afterwards for their employees travelling for their winter vacations,” said Daniel […]

Competitive total rewards programs are a critical component of Canadian organizations’ human resources and corporate strategy, according to a new survey by WorldatWork. The survey, which polled 150 Canadian employers in February, found 96 per cent offer drug, dental, life insurance/accidental death and dismemberment, long-term disability and employee assistance programs. Additionally, 93 per cent of […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 20, 2020 November 24, 2020
  • 15:15
U.S. employers maintaining health benefits, considering other cost-cutting measures: survey

North American employers are attempting to strike a balance between supporting employees and reducing costs during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by Aon. The survey, which polled more than 1,400 North American companies, found 70 per cent said they’re giving their working parents additional flexibility around their schedules, while 57 per cent said they’re […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 23, 2020 November 30, 2020
  • 15:00

Over the last decade, the group benefits space has been all about digitizing documents and data, embracing a mobile-first mindset and urging plan sponsors and members to ditch paper and go online for a more customized experience. The next decade will build on all of that, pushing group benefits plans into the era of hyper-personalization, […]

Many Canadians planning to switch jobs for better benefits: survey

Canadians on the hunt for a new job want improved benefits and better control over their schedule, according to a new survey by Indeed. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 full-time employees, found 32 per cent said they plan to change jobs within the next one to two years. A quarter said they’ve been actively recruited by another […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 14, 2020 February 23, 2021
  • 15:00
CN Rail workers continue strike over drug benefits, safety concerns

Roughly 3,200 Canadian National Railway Co. workers are on strike with outstanding issues including time-off provisions and lifetime caps on certain benefits. The strike, which began at midnight on Nov. 19, has seen conductors, train personnel and yard workers represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference pushing for further bargaining progress on these issues and others, including safety and fatigue. […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 21, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 09:23
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
Morneau Shepell adds Sandy Innes as client relationship partner

Morneau Shepell Ltd. is appointing Sandy Innes as a client relationship partner in Western Canada. In the role, Innes will be responsible for supporting some of the consultancy’s largest plan sponsor clients with strategic insights, innovation and best practices. Read: Morneau Shepell closes acquisition of some of Mercer’s U.S. health, DB businesses  He joins Morneau Shepell with more […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 24, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00