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Half (49 per cent) of C-suite leaders at Fortune 500 companies are women (40 per cent) and people from historically under-represented ethnic and racial backgrounds (16 per cent), including nine in 10 (89 per cent) chief inclusion and diversity officers and a fifth (19 per cent) of chief operating officers, according to a new survey […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 2, 2024 December 21, 2023
  • 09:00

RendA+, an innovative bond instrument in Brazil, is serving as a relatively safe asset for defined contribution pension plans and lowering retirement risk, especially for those without a workplace pension plan. At a 2019 retirement security conference held in Brazil, Arun Muralidhar, chairman and chief investment officer at AlphaEngine Global Investment Solutions, proposed the introduction […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • December 15, 2023 December 14, 2023
  • 08:55

The organization’s vice-president of talent acquisition and total rewards discusses promoting careers to equity-deserving communities, a new menopause policy and the stability of joining a defined benefit pension plan. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: One of the organization’s commitments to creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture is to […]

Employees who have unlimited vacation are 43 per cent more likely to feel a sense of belonging at work, according to a new survey by Achievers Solutions Inc. The survey, which polled more than 3,500 employees in Australia, Canada, Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S., found employees with unlimited vacation also reported higher levels of […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 15, 2023 November 14, 2023
  • 09:00

Dalhousie University is ensuring a menopause-inclusive workplace by offering resources such as a monthly support group for employees and manager training. “We took a leap in 2022 to include menopause as part of our wellness activities and have now expanded to a monthly support group that’s grown to more than 80 employees exploring the transition […]

Nearly three-quarters (71 per cent) of women say financial struggles due to inflation are impacting their mental health and finances are becoming more of a barrier to accessing mental-health support, according to a new survey by GreenShield and Mental Health Research Canada. The survey, which polled more than 12,000 Canadians, found women were 30 per […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 16, 2023 October 13, 2023
  • 09:00

While employees’ overall view of their employer’s workplace mental-health efforts are on the rise, workers were 49 per cent less likely to say their employer made significant positive changes to support mental health in 2023 compared to 2022, according to a new report by LifeSpeak Inc. and Lighthouse Research & Advisory. The report, which consisted […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2023 September 27, 2023
  • 15:00

More than two-thirds (70 per cent) of U.S. small- and medium-sized employers that offer parental leave are providing the same leave option to all employees, according to a new survey by Hub International Ltd. The survey, which polled more than 500 employers, found 26 per cent provide paid parental leave, up from 23 per cent […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2023 September 20, 2023
  • 09:00

While Canada has had pay equity laws since the 1970s, gender pay gaps still exist, but new pay transparency legislation in British Columbia is aiming to make an impact. Paulette Senior, president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Women’s Foundation The pace of closing the gender pay gap is glacial. All kinds of reports […]

Working in the pension industry has always been aligned with Shannan Corey’s personal interests and values. Her father was an actuary so she was exposed to the pension industry from a very young age. After earning her mathematics degree at the University of Saskatchewan, she became an associate actuary, spending a few years in consulting […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • September 15, 2023 September 14, 2023
  • 08:56