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Justin Ryan Horton has two jobs. When he’s not working 24-hour shifts as a firefighter, he’s working as an administrative assistant for a local community college from his home in Colorado Springs, Colo. Firefighting isn’t a work-from-home kind of job, so when the community college position gave him the choice to clock in remotely, he […]

In order to support in-person collaboration while maintaining flexibility, Hootsuite Inc. is encouraging employees to reconnect with their co-workers through its new Perch Days program. “We started our distributed workforce strategy during [the coronavirus pandemic],” says Tara Ataya, the company’s chief people and diversity officer. “With this strategy, we have taken a test-and-iterate approach to […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 17, 2023 November 20, 2023
  • 08:57

Fidelity Canada’s flexible return-to-office rollout landed the company a win in the Future of work strategy category at Benefits Canada’s 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 20. In September 2022, the organization launched its future-of-work program, which classifies each employee’s role as either hybrid, remote or in person. Indeed, 87 per cent of roles at Fidelity are […]

The majority (92 per cent) of Canadian employers say they face challenges hiring skilled talent and 40 per cent say they plan to increase starting salaries in 2024 to attract and retain highly skilled workers, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada. The survey, which polled more than 1,300 employers and more than […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 24, 2023 October 23, 2023
  • 09:00

A Montreal-area company has come up with a novel — if extreme — way to boost employee happiness: buying them a private island. The 30 workers at data services company Mon Technicien are now able to book stays on their employer’s newly acquired, 930-square-metre island in the Laurentian Mountains northwest of Montreal. The getaway in […]

Two-fifths (41 per cent) of Canadian employees say they’re either already looking or plan to look for a new job before the end of the year, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,100 workers, found generation Z employees (64 per cent) were most likely to […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 11, 2023 August 11, 2023
  • 15:00

Victoria, B.C.-based technology company Redbrick is supporting its remote employees through individualized benefits offerings and unique virtual events. “For us, remote work continues to be part of a conscious effort to do what’s best for our employees,” says Christine Tatham, vice-president of people and culture at Redbrick. “We consider remote work in every decision we make. […]

Two-fifths (40 per cent) of Canadian workers say they aren’t fairly paid in their current role, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,100 employees, found while a higher salary is the No. 1 reason (62 per cent) employees are searching for a new job, workers […]

American Express Canada is providing a daily meal stipend and refreshments to employees who are working onsite. With most employees in a hybrid or remote working arrangement, these perks help recreate the work-from-home experience in the office and support employee financial well-being by reducing costs, says Annette Kingsley, AmEx Canada’s vice-president of colleague experience. Employees receive […]

Nearly two-thirds (62 per cent) of Canadian employers say they aren’t making changes to their benefits plans in 2023, according to a new survey by the Harris Poll on behalf of Express Services Inc. The survey, which polled more than 500 employers and more than 1,000 employees, found while more than a quarter (28 per […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 23, 2023 March 22, 2023
  • 09:00