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The most important asset in the world is people’s personal information because every piece of data that we provide to the internet through social media or through interactions with pension funds and online banking are valuable information sources, said Darace Rose, co-founder and chief technology officer at Oppos Inc., during the Canadian Investment Review’s 2022 […]

  • January 16, 2023 January 13, 2023
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In the current market, institutional investors should consider increasing allocations to real estate and real estate investment trusts, said Joseph Shaw, managing partner and head of institutional sales at Hazelview Investments, during the Canadian Investment Review’s 2022 Defined Benefit Investment Forum.  In the past decade, the average defined benefit pension plan’s allocation to real estate has risen, […]

  • December 19, 2022 December 18, 2022
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The airport hospitality company’s executive vice-president and chief human resources officer talks attraction and retention, succession planning and making memories with family. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: Finding and engaging people. Finding the right mix and opportunities for people and managing in the ever-changing world of human resources. We […]

  • December 16, 2022 December 15, 2022
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A bill intended to provide defined benefit pension plan members with super-priority in the event of a plan sponsor’s insolvency passed in the House of Commons last week, furthering division among stakeholders on whether the legislation will cause more harm than good in the long term. The Association of Canadian Pension Management, the Canadian Chamber of […]

  • November 28, 2022 November 28, 2022
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The provision of employer-sponsored benefits has evolved significantly over the last 45 years, with the past decade ushering in the most consequential changes, fueled by technology, increased competition and demand. In the 80s and 90s, benefits plans were very siloed and one size fits all, says Chris Pryce, founder and president of Human Capital Benefits, […]

  • October 14, 2022 October 21, 2022
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When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, it triggered a flurry of questions — and some confusion — from employers on how they could continue to provide abortion coverage in their health benefits plans while complying with various state laws, says Sarah Raaii, a lawyer and senior associate with McDermott Will & Emery […]

  • August 10, 2022 August 9, 2022
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With more data emerging showing vaping can lead to lung injuries and other adverse health issues, many employers have concerns about the potential cost of providing extended health-care benefits to employees who vape, says Julie Stich, vice-president of content at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. “We’re seeing more and more evidence coming forth […]

  • July 25, 2022 July 22, 2022
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AstraZeneca is supporting its LGBTQ2S+ workers and drawing new talent with a new employee resource group. The AZPride Canada ERG will focus on providing social support, as well as career and employment development and education, for LGBTQ2S+ workers. The group recently co-hosted several Pride Month events, including a lunch using vendors from the LGBTQ2S+ community, […]

  • June 30, 2022 June 30, 2022
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LifeLabs Inc.’s 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards win is helping the company communicate the value of its mental-health support offerings to employees. The organization’s holistic wellness strategy took home the mental-health program award for companies with more than 5,000 employees. When the coronavirus pandemic hit in March 2020, LifeLabs strengthened its mental-health strategy to address employees’ […]

  • June 24, 2022 June 24, 2022
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AstraZeneca is taking steps to dismantle unconscious bias in the workplace as part of its wider efforts to embed diversity, equity and inclusion into its business practices. DEI has been a priority for the multinational pharmaceutical company for many years, specifically in the area of unconscious bias, says Gena Restivo, its vice-president of human resources, […]

  • June 24, 2022 June 23, 2022
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