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Workplace issues like missed deadlines or tardiness may mean employees are being careless or not managing their time well, but they could also be the signs of a much bigger problem, an expert suggested last week. During a Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute webinar on mental health on Wednesday, Jonathan Zinck, a wellness facilitator at […]

  • July 1, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 12:04

Millennials make up the largest cohort of the workforce, at about 37 per cent of Canadian employees. For information technology consulting company Capgemini, however, its millennial workforce is almost double that percentage. “We have a fairly significant population,” says chief executive officer Sanjay Tugnait, citing the 61 per cent of the company’s 190,000 employees around […]

  • May 9, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 08:57

While Canada Post Corp. has withdrawn the lockout threat it issued in early July to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, the two sides remain at odds with few signs of progress. “Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers remain at the negotiating table, but progress is discouraging,” said Canada Post in an […]

  • August 11, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 10:17

With summer in full swing, many employees are using some vacation time to take advantage of the nice weather and get a break from the daily grind. But for some people, that also means packing their laptop along with their swimsuits and beach towels. While a working vacation — sometimes dubbed a workcation — may […]

  • July 29, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 09:00

While some employers have responded to employee requests for more workplace flexibility by offering unlimited vacation time, professional services firm KPMG has taken a different tactic. It allows its staff to buy extra vacation time. Canadian employees at KPMG get three to five weeks of vacation a year, depending on years of service. But those […]

  • June 21, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 09:27

If productivity and efficiency are the pillars of corporate competency, the quest for success might be the demise of employee health.

  • April 1, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 15:29

There’s no sweeter time than maple syrup season for Stéphane Grenier, lead consultant with Mental Health Innovations Consulting.

  • April 1, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 07:00

Shared-risk plans are gaining traction in Eastern Canada with the City of Fredericton, the latest employer to move to this pension arrangement. This move was unanimously approved by the city council on Monday, March 11, after a special meeting.

  • March 19, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 10:06

When the B.C. legislature adjourned on March 14, the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act, which was awaiting second reading, got a death sentence.

  • March 19, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 09:49

One province is finally listening to Minister of State for Finance Ted Menzies’ persistent call to take action with pooled registered pension plans (PRPPs). The provincial government of British Columbia tabled PRPP legislation yesterday. If approved during the spring session of parliament, B.C. will break ground on pension reform and be the first province to […]

  • March 1, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 09:28