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SAP Canada Inc.’s vice-president and head of human resources talks embracing flexible working, keeping the “human” in HR and winter sports. Q. What top challenges do you face in your role? A. SAP is a global organization, so everything we do must be within the context of what works for us in the country but […]

  • October 15, 2021 October 14, 2021
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Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, mental health was viewed as a workplace challenge waiting in the wings, but it’s moving to centre stage for many employers as companies across the globe prepare to mark a second World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10 in the clutches of this public health crisis. “The pandemic has created […]

  • October 8, 2021 October 8, 2021
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If elected, the Conservative Party is promising to help employers prioritize mental health in the workplace. As part of its election platform, the Conservative Party said it will provide employers with a federal tax credit for 25 per cent of the cost of adding mental-health coverage to their employee benefits plans for the first three […]

  • September 13, 2021 September 13, 2021
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With many women at risk of outliving their retirement savings, employers can help by educating female employees about their investment options, says Michelle Connell, a chartered financial analyst and owner of Portia Capital Management. Since women are often the primary caregivers, she says they tend to put less money into their retirement accounts than men […]

  • September 2, 2021 September 2, 2021
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At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, Julie Gaudry and her colleagues in the industry braced themselves for a surge in disability claims that never came to fruition. “We didn’t know what the prevalence of this virus would be . . . and how significantly it would make people ill,” said Gaudry, head of group […]

  • August 24, 2021 August 24, 2021
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Telus Communications Inc. recognizes that all employees manage their health and well-being in different ways, so it allows staff to choose how they use the company’s flexible wellness offering — they can take time off to enjoy a staycation, pay down student loans or top up their health-care spending accounts. “We provide [employees] with credits […]

  • August 13, 2021 August 11, 2021
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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police group life insurance and disability income insurance plans are now available to members via a secure, self-service digital platform. When the contract with their previous insurance administrator expired, the RCMP began a search for a new provider that could offer flexibility that matched their members’ lifestyle. As of June 14, […]

  • July 7, 2021 July 7, 2021
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The majority (71 per cent) of employees said it’s important to them to work for an organization that values diversity and is equitable and inclusive, according to a new survey for Weber Shandwick Inc. consultancy firm, United Minds, by KRC Research. And the survey, which polled more than 1,500 employees across Canada, the U.K. and U.S, […]

  • June 25, 2021 June 25, 2021
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While more than three-quarters (77 per cent) of Canadians want a hybrid work arrangement once the coronavirus pandemic recedes, a majority (81 per cent) expressed concern that their companies aren’t ready or equipped to successfully manage this model, according to a new survey by KPMG in Canada. The survey, which polled more than 2,000 Canadian […]

  • May 28, 2021 May 28, 2021
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Starbucks Canada is connecting employees across the country through stories of Asian-Canadians’ contributions to the nation’s history and highlighting Pan-Asian employees’ shared personal and career experiences for Asian Heritage Month and beyond. “There’s a large Asian population of partners within Starbucks and the communities in which we serve,” says Sonia Lam, a district manager at […]

  • May 28, 2021 May 27, 2021
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