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While diversity, equity and inclusion has been a major focus over the past two years, good intentions must be matched by action. Wendy Cukier, founder of the Diversity Institute at Toronto Metropolitan University There’s been a lot more talk about DEI in recent years, which is a good thing. However, progress in some areas has […]

Employees everywhere are redefining what work means to them and redrawing their expectations of employers. Mental-health supports and flexible working options are now imperative if an organization is to remain competitive. To these ends, workplaces need a mental-health strategy. But a workplace mental-health strategy isn’t ping pong tables and a snack bar. It requires real […]

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More than half (59 per cent) of U.S. workers say it would be easy to find a new job and many have taken or plan to take steps to leave their current role, according to a survey by the Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. The survey, which polled 500 employers and 1,000 employees, found the […]

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  • May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022
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While two-fifths (42 per cent) of U.S. employees believe the culture at their workplace has improved over the past two years, 23 per cent believe it has declined, according to a survey by software company Quantum Workplace. The survey, which polled more than 32,000 employees, found 35 per cent said the culture at their workplace has […]

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  • May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022
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Editorial: Looking back — and ahead — in an unprecedented year

As the days grow warmer and Canada’s gradual seasonal shift steers toward spring, employers across the country are finally implementing their longstanding and much-delayed plans for returning to in-person offices or worksites — despite the fact that the coronavirus pandemic is deep into a sixth wave. It’s important to recognize that the workplaces we’re returning […]

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Three-quarters (74 per cent) of employees with flexible schedules are working more hours than they were pre-pandemic, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled more than 500 employees, found 60 per cent of all respondents are putting in 40 or more hours a week. Almost half (45 per […]

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  • May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022
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More than half (57 per cent) of U.S. employees expect a return to the office will have a positive impact on their well-being, while 12 per cent expect a negative impact and 31 per cent feel neutral or aren’t planning to return to the office, according to a new survey by software company Workhuman. The […]

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  • May 5, 2022 May 3, 2022
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Employers that provides employees with the choice of where to work are the ones that will thrive in the post-pandemic world, according to a new report by Cushman & Wakefield. The report, which is based on the global commercial real estate firm’s analysis of industry leasing data and surveys it has conducted since the onset […]

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  • May 4, 2022 May 3, 2022
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A majority (92 per cent) of Canadian employees feel they’re at risk of experiencing burnout as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, according to a new survey by Mercer. The survey, which polled 11,000 employers and employees from 16 countries, found 59 per cent of employer respondents are concerned about high employee sickness/absence rates and remote […]

More than half (57 per cent) of employees say feeling recognized in their current role would reduce the likelihood that they’d take a call from a headhunter, according to a new survey by Achievers Workforce Institute. The survey, which polled more than 4,200 employees and more than 1,600 human resources leaders, found 64 per cent of […]

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  • April 21, 2022 April 19, 2022
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