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When looking at the future of inclusive benefits, it’s important for employers to take a holistic approach and ensure their benefits plans offer something for everyone, says Christine Tatham, chief people officer at Redbrick. “Whether you’re a recent university graduate, a parent, single or married, we try to support people wherever they’re at. For us […]

As the lines between work and family life become increasingly blurred amid the rise of remote working, employees are finding it hard to take time away from the office and, instead, are “quiet vacationing.” According to a recent survey by Harris Poll, more than three-quarters (78 per cent) of U.S. workers said they don’t make […]

Warehouse workers and transportation drivers employed by Martin Brower in Ontario have ratified a three-year collective agreement that includes pension and benefits gains. The workers, who are members of Unifor Local 1285, reached an agreement that will see pension contributions increase by $100, up to $700 over the life of the agreement, and the employer […]

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  • May 10, 2024 May 10, 2024
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More than half (57 per cent) of Canadian employees say they’d feel happier in the workplace if they got a raise, according to a new survey by ADP Canada Co. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 employees, found roughly a third said a bonus would make them happier (35 per cent) or more vacation […]

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  • April 8, 2024 April 8, 2024
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Nearly three-quarters (71 per cent) of employees in Canada are considering leaving their current jobs and exploring better opportunities elsewhere this year, according to a new survey by Hays PLC. The survey, which polled 4,500 respondents, found among workers planning to stay at their current jobs, a quarter (25 per cent) said they’d consider leaving […]

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  • March 25, 2024 March 22, 2024
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While more than a third (38 per cent) of U.S. employers are offering employees a paid-time-off bank, up slightly from in 2017 (34 per cent), nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) say most workers don’t use it due to a heavy workload, according to a new survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The […]

Nearly a third (30 per cent) of Canadian employees say they aren’t working any extra hours before or after taking a one-week vacation, according to a new survey by ADP Canada Co. The survey, which polled more than 850 workers, found this ‘time-off tax’ — the additional hours worked before and after a week of […]

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  • January 3, 2024 January 3, 2024
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In a bid to improve working conditions for people who deliver food and offer rides through smartphone apps, the European Union gave provisional approval Wednesday to rules that determine who should get the benefits of full-time employees and restrict the way online platforms use algorithms to manage their workers. The European Parliament and the EU’s […]

Though summer is drawing to a close, employers can help employees prevent post-vacation burnout year-round by balancing their workloads and offering extensive mental-health supports, says Dr. Matthew Chow, chief mental-health officer at Telus Health. “It’s critical for people to have regularly scheduled time off and time away from their work. What has been proven time and […]

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The union representing more than 250 employees at Woodbridge Foam Corp. in Woodbridge, Ont. has ratified a three-year agreement that includes pension and benefits gains. The agreement includes the introduction of the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology’s DBplus pension plan at a two per cent employer match. It also increases annual vision coverage from […]