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Employee mental health top well-being issue for 72% of Canadian employers: survey

Employee mental health is the top well-being issue in Canada, according to 72 per cent of employers, surveyed for Aon’s 2021 global well-being survey. Work-life…

  • By: Staff
  • April 26, 2021 April 26, 2021
  • 09:00

Coinbase soars in market debut, valued near US$86 billion

Coinbase made a rousing debut on Wall Street last week, with shares of the digital currency exchange rising as high as US$429, briefly giving it a…

Manulife making virtual physiotherapy platform available to plan members

Manulife Financial Corp. is making Phzio Canada’s virtual physiotherapy platform available to its plan members, noted a press release. Approximately one in five employees will…

  • By: Staff
  • April 19, 2021 April 19, 2021
  • 09:00

Sobeys reinstating ‘hero pay’ for employees amid third wave of pandemic

Sobeys Inc. is reinstating a lockdown bonus for employees in areas with renewed stay-at-home orders, said a statement by the grocery retailer, which also noted…

When the bubble bursts, what you don’t own will make all the difference

Sir John Templeton once said, “Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria.” He was describing the…

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Majority of Amazon workers at Alabama warehouse vote not to unionize

Amazon workers voted against forming a union at a warehouse in Alabama, handing the online retail giant a decisive victory and cutting off a path…

Dialogue going public amid strong appetite for virtual health-care offerings

When Dialogue Health Technologies Inc. made its Toronto Stock Exchange debut this week, there was no traditional market opening with staff packing a room cheering and…

HOOPP, Social Capital Partners financing Taylor Guitars’ move to 100% employee-ownership

Taylor Guitars is moving to a 100 per cent employee-ownership model with the help of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan and Canadian non-profit Social…

NDP tabling motion for all LTC homes, including the PSP’s Revera, to become non-profits

The New Democratic Party tabled a motion on March 22 that would immediately turn Revera Inc. — a company that runs more than 500 seniors’…

Q&A with Coca-Cola Canada’s Martha Callum

Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd.’s senior director of total rewards, talks about the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, diversity and inclusion initiatives and perfecting her baguette…

How should investors interpret the recent rise in interest rates?

United States 10-year bond yields have risen substantially from their lows of 0.50 per cent last summer, hitting 1.6 per cent by late February. Canadian…

Are target-benefit pension plans the answer to a secure, sustainable retirement?

More Canadian employers should consider target-benefit pension plans for their employees these days. The model is gaining steam. In mid-December, 2020, the Quebec legislator signed into…

Confidence in Bitcoin up among institutional investors: survey

The vast majority (85 per cent) of institutional investors that already engage with Bitcoin plan to increase their investment in the cryptocurrency over the next…

  • By: Staff
  • March 15, 2021 May 18, 2021
  • 15:00

Five lessons for employers to apply to the pandemic’s second wave

As coronavirus cases rise across the country and some return-to-work plans become return-to-home plans, many employers are wondering how to help their employees adapt once again…

A legal update on the government’s CEWS and CERB programs

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many complicated issues for employers. Prudent employers should ensure they’re aware of the resources that may be available during this…

  • By: Rayaz Khan
  • April 14, 2020 November 11, 2020
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Considering how mental-health support, accommodation is changing

Sixty per cent of working Canadians have experienced a mental-health issue, an increase from 52 per cent in 2017, according to Sun Life’s 2019 barometer survey.…