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BNP Paribas in Canada’s 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards win is reinforcing the company’s goal of expanding its diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, says Flavie Motte, the financial company’s head of human resources. The organization’s extensive efforts to embed DEI policies into its business practices led to its win in the DEI program category of the awards. In […]

Norway, Sweden and Denmark offer the best parental work-life balance, according to a new study by Remote Technology Inc. The global study assessed the quality of parental work-life balance in 20 nations by analyzing factors like parental leave, annual leave entitlement and childcare costs. It found the Nordic nations had an exceptionally high expenditure on family […]

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  • May 24, 2024 May 23, 2024
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CGI Group Inc. is promoting Mental Health Awareness Month for employees through multiple initiatives, including an event to share experiences and a new ‘leading with compassion’ tool. The information technology company recently hosted an event that provided employees with the opportunity to share challenges they’ve had to overcome and how compassion has changed their lives. […]

Fidelity Canada touts preventative, life-sustaining benefits plans

More than three-quarters (77 per cent) of U.K. employees say their employee benefits didn’t meet their needs during their cancer journey, according to a new survey by Reframe Cancer. The survey, which polled 500 U.K. working adults who have personal experience of working with cancer, found among those unsatisfied with their benefits, more than half were male […]

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  • May 15, 2024 May 14, 2024
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More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’d be happier if they had deeper connections with work colleagues, according to a survey by technology company Nectar. The survey, which polled 800 U.S. employees, found while a majority (85 per cent) chat with someone outside of their department regularly, just two-fifths speak with someone […]

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  • April 22, 2024 April 19, 2024
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Organon Canada’s ‘HER Professional Journey’ initiative is addressing women’s unique health experiences, including fertility, parental leave and menopause, so they can feel supported and empowered in the workplace at every stage of their career. The program, which is led by an employee resource group, helps the organization to further advocate for women and help make […]


Canadian employers have taken important steps forward on a range of diversity, equity and inclusion matters. That work continues, particularly in the context of neurodiversity, which applies to an estimated 15 per cent to 20 per cent of the global population. Neurodiversity is a broad category that includes autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, Tourette’s syndrome, […]

The organization’s chief inclusion officer discusses building an inclusive learning roadmap, the adoption of AI in the HR space and finding ways to nourish her soul amid life’s daily demands. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: Harmonizing company objectives with internal and external expectations — which are influenced by cultural […]


Taking a break is always a good idea for employees, whether it’s a mid-morning stretch, a walk around the block, a lunch break in the cafeteria or taking 15 minutes to have a social catch-up with a colleague. Whatever it looks like, taking regular breaks throughout the workday is essential for maintaining positive mental health, […]

Just a few years ago, employee experience wasn’t a top consideration among employers. However, the employee experience movement has recently gained momentum in the workplace, with research indicating companies that invest in these initiatives are four-times more profitable than those that don’t. Read: Employee experience, well-being top priority during pandemic: survey Employee experience is the […]