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Two-fifths (40 per cent) of U.S. employees and one in five U.K. workers say their employer has introduced new childcare programs or subsidies over the past year, according to a survey by software company Beqom. The survey, which polled 2,000 employees in the U.K. and the U.S., found 45 per cent of U.S parents and 42 […]

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  • June 27, 2022 June 27, 2022
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KPMG in Canada is allowing employees to work remotely from another province or country in a bid to attract and retain talent amid a crowded labour market. The company’s Roam program allows eligible employees to work in any Canadian province for up to eight weeks per year or four weeks abroad in designated countries that […]

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Half (48 per cent) of dog owners are willing to leave their current job for a more pet-friendly employer, according to a new survey by pet services marketplace A Place for Rover Inc. The survey, which polled 500 Canadian employees who own dogs, found this percentage increased to 58 per cent among respondents who welcomed […]

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  • June 17, 2022 June 17, 2022
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Eight in 10 (81 per cent) white-collar workers cite hybrid work as a top factor when looking for a new job, ranked alongside higher pension contributions (90 per cent), bonuses/profit sharing (85 per cent) and unlimited vacation and holiday allowances (76 per cent), according to a new survey by IWG. The survey, which polled 1,000 […]

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  • June 16, 2022 June 16, 2022
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Employees who identify with three or more dimensions of diversity — such as gender, race or sexuality — have a stronger sense of well-being at work (34 per cent) compared to those who don’t identify with any dimension of diversity (24 per cent), according to a new survey by consultancy Sidekick and advertising firm Humanity […]

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  • June 15, 2022 June 15, 2022
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Half (51 per cent) of knowledge workers who quit their job in the last two years believe a relocation opportunity is a must for new job offers, according to a survey by Wakefield Research for Graebel Companies Inc. The survey, which polled 1,500 employees in 11 global markets, found 70 per cent may have stayed with their […]

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  • May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022
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A majority (88 per cent) of human resources professionals believe mental-health resources can increase productivity, employee retention (86 per cent) and organizational return on investment (78 per cent), according to a new survey by the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation. It found while 90 per cent of respondents said mental-health resources can serve as […]

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  • May 9, 2022 May 9, 2022
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Ian McGrath has made it clear to his bosses: if the company forces staff to return to the office, he’ll tender his resignation. The Halifax-area technology worker says he’s thriving working from home. His productivity has soared, his last annual review exceeded expectations and he’s now one of the company’s top performers. “I’ve also achieved a […]

BDO Canada is offering free lunches at its Waterloo, Ont. office to draw employees back to the workplace. The program, offered through the Hungerhub app, allows employees to order free lunches from local restaurants. Rob Wayne, managing partner for the greater Kitchener/Waterloo area at BDO Canada, says while the office’s employees are still working in […]

A story on a pilot benefits plan program that provides plan members with access to traditional Indigenous medicines and services was the most read article over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. First Nations community providing Indigenous wellness benefits to plan members 2. Just 52% of Canadians […]

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  • March 25, 2022 March 25, 2022
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