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A majority (92 per cent) of Canadian employees feel they’re at risk of experiencing burnout as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, according to a new survey by Mercer. The survey, which polled 11,000 employers and employees from 16 countries, found 59 per cent of employer respondents are concerned about high employee sickness/absence rates and remote […]

  • April 25, 2022 April 25, 2022
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In 2020, LifeLabs Inc. embarked on a year-long journey to redesign its group registered retirement savings plan and deferred profit-sharing plan to make them less cumbersome, easier to administer and to boost engagement among employees. Under the original plans, which were in place for more than 10 years and linked to employees’ years of service, […]

  • March 18, 2022 March 18, 2022
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Employees from various financial institutions will once again be pounding the pavement as they begin returning to their respective offices starting this week. The Canadian Imperial Bank of Canada, the Bank of Montreal, Manulife Financial Corp. and Scotiabank are all planning to shift back to in-person work throughout March. As of Mar. 14, 2022, Manulife’s fully […]

  • March 17, 2022 March 16, 2022
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IKEA Canada is celebrating the voices and success stories of people from the Black community this Black History Month and beyond. This month, the furniture chain launched a content series on its intranet that highlighted the stories of its employees from the Black community. It featured four employees’ stories each week on its internal and […]

  • February 28, 2022 February 27, 2022
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This summer, KPMG in Canada is helping staff refresh and recharge by making every weekend a long weekend. As the country prepares to enter the third year of the coronavirus pandemic, the professional services firm is giving employees in Canada seven additional paid days off in July and August that will fall on weekends that […]

  • February 14, 2022 February 14, 2022
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Making mental health and well-being the foundation of an organization’s culture wields success for employers. Well before the coronavirus pandemic put mental health in the spotlight, Schneider Electric was taking a proactive approach to psychological safety in the workplace by naming it as a priority and building a culture of inclusion that allows employees to […]

  • February 11, 2022 February 19, 2022
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Five years ago, Rolls Royce Canada Ltd. realized its insurer and one of its European divisions’ insurers had separate reinsurance through a larger multinational company, so it worked out a deal to pool both divisions’ insured benefits. As a multinational company with more than 50,000 global employees, the automaker was an ideal candidate for a […]

  • November 19, 2021 November 19, 2021
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TD Bank is bringing employees together to mark Emancipation Day, the country’s first national holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the British Empire. This spring, the federal government voted unanimously to officially recognize August 1 as a day to reflect on when the Slavery Abolition Act came into effect across the British Empire on Aug. 1, […]

  • July 28, 2021 July 29, 2021
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A labour dispute between hospitality workers and two Vancouver hotels is affecting the employees’ health benefits and pension plan. More than 50 hospitality workers at the Pacific Gateway Hotel near the Vancouver International Airport are striking over the right to be recalled, while another 100 workers employed at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown hotel in Burnaby, B.C., […]

  • July 7, 2021 July 7, 2021
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In hiring its first manager of accessibility, Rogers Communications Inc. isn’t only ensuring it’s compliant with federal legislation, the company is also integrating the practice into its diversity, equity and inclusion goals to remove barriers at a systemic level for employees with disabilities. “I myself am a person with a disability and so starting at […]

  • June 30, 2021 June 30, 2021
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