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Canadian employers are using bonuses to attract and retain employees in a difficult labour market, according to a new survey by Mercer. Half (50 per cent) of respondents said they’re providing sign-on bonuses for select new non-executive hires. And while 55 per cent aren’t offering retention bonuses, 35 per cent said they’re being provided for […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2021 September 29, 2021
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When employees are financially stressed, they’re distracted and less productive at work and more likely to leave their jobs, according to a new survey by the Canadian Payroll Association. Though the survey found personal finances have improved for many Canadians in 2020 and 2021, 30 per cent of respondents who indicated they experience financial stress […]

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  • September 29, 2021 September 29, 2021
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The union representing employees at the Globe and Mail has ratified a new three-year contract that will provide a $1,500 mental-health benefit. Howard Law, director for the media sector at Unifor, says the mental-health benefit was increased from $850 and won’t be subject to the overall paramedical cap of $1,500. Read: Reliance Home Comfort, Unifor […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2021 September 20, 2021
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Wages are going up in Canada, with employers projecting an average annual pay increase of 2.5 per cent for next year, according to a new survey by LifeWorks Inc. When excluding organizations that are planning salary freezes, the poll found average salaries are expected to rise 2.7 per cent in 2022. It demonstrates growing confidence […]

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Amazon.com Inc. is expanding its education benefits to cover college tuition expenses for frontline workers in the U.S. The benefit is available to U.S. employees after three months with the company, according to a press release, which noted the program also assists employees obtaining high school diplomas as well as certificates for general education development […]

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With 57 per cent of Canadian employees expecting flexible working arrangements to continue post-coronavirus pandemic, 54 per cent of Canadian employers are adopting a hybrid working arrangement, according to a new survey by Mercer Canada. The survey found 61 per cent of employees said they prefer to work from home and, currently, 77 per cent […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 13, 2021 September 10, 2021
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It’s 18 months this week since a global coronavirus pandemic was first declared and employers are applying many hard lessons learned as Canadian organizations and employees stare down further uncertainty wrought by the Delta variant, fourth wave and stagnant vaccination rates. As the country and world looks towards another tumultuous fall and winter, employers are […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 10, 2021 September 9, 2021
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Amid the ongoing federal election campaign, the Liberal Party is promising to table legislation that would allow employers to request proof of a coronavirus vaccination without fear of a legal challenge. While few details were provided, the legislation would pertain to vaccination requirements for employees and customers, according to a press release. Read: Where do […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
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More than half (53 per cent) of Canadian job seekers are looking for better pay and benefits, according to a new survey by data intelligence company Morning Consult. While 35 per cent of respondents said they’re switching roles because of the coronavirus pandemic, 87 per cent said they’re either somewhat concerned, concerned or very concerned […]

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  • September 2, 2021 September 2, 2021
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The federal government is taking steps to close the gender wage gap with the Pay Equity Act, which came into effect on Aug. 31. The legislation requires federally regulated public and private sector employers to ensure workers receive equal pay for work of equal value, according to a press release, which noted employers have three […]