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As the effects of the coronavirus pandemic reshape the Canadian workplace and employees struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy, Citigroup Inc. is preparing for the future of work by rolling out a suite of paid-leave programs that aim to support employee work-life balance in 2021 and beyond. To meet the needs of shifting employee […]

Employees less confident in employers’ ability to provide benefits

Some employees are seeing less value in their benefits and are less confident in their employers’ ability to provide them, according to a new survey by the Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. The survey polled U.S. workers in March 2020 and again in June. In March, 80 per cent of survey respondents said they value […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 24, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:15
Manulife investing $3.5M in workplace diversity, inclusion

Manulife Financial and its U.S. division John Hancock are investing more than $3.5 million over the next two years to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and in the communities they serve. In a press release, the organizations said the goals of these investments are three-fold: to increase the representation of diverse talent […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 25, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00
Canadian pension players making donations, investments to alleviate coronavirus pressure

With a world in turmoil, some of Canada’s public pension plans and investment managers are considering how they can use their economic clout to help. The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. realized there was a responsibility in its staff working from home because of the coronavirus. Normally, staff are encouraged each year to take a day of […]

Best Buy fosters charitable giving during the holidays and beyond

Helping employees find meaningful ways to give back to their communities helps energize them, even during the busiest retail season of the year, says Chris Taylor, chief human resources officer at Best Buy Canada. “We have so many programs throughout the year, but like at many companies it really ramps up during the holidays,” he says. In […]

GoodLife launches employee giving and volunteering program

Goodlife Fitness Centres Inc. is launching a giving and volunteering program for its employees. On the new GoodLife Gives platform, which is provided by Canadian company Benevity, employees will be able to donate to more than a million causes globally, with the employer matching their donations dollar for dollar, to a maximum of $200 per […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 4, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 09:15
Half of Canadians consider employer’s commitment to charity, community: survey

Half (50 per cent) of employees said they considered their employer’s reputation for charitable and community work before accepting their position, according to a new survey by Imagine Canada. Its annual corporate community investment report, which surveyed more than 1,500 private sector employees, found 28 per cent of employee respondents would be willing to take […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 13, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:15

Epcor Utilities Inc.’s senior manager of pension and benefits talks mental-health training, volunteering benefits and whitewater canoeing. Q. What top challenges do you face in your role? A. A big challenge is employees . . . thinking the company is 100 per cent responsible for all of their paramedical [and] dental costs, and that any […]

Lush closing Friday to allow staff to march in climate strike

Students around the world have been skipping school to march in protest of global leaders’ inaction on  climate change, and now certain employers are enabling their employees to do so as well. Vancouver-based Lush Cosmetics North America will be shutting down its 50 Canadian stores, as well as its online shopping system and its manufacturing […]

Most organizations support charities in their communities through a variety of means — donations supporting specific initiatives, sponsorships, by purchasing tables for events or donating items to auctions, team participation in walks and runs or through volunteerism. Philanthropy has been a key facet of good corporate citizenship for a long time. However, in many organizations, philanthropy and the decisions […]

  • July 23, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 08:00