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Fluor Canada Ltd.’s manager of Indigenous relations and DEI discussed the post-coronavirus pandemic workplace, employee resource groups and fishing. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: Employee engagement can be challenging in the post-[coronavirus] pandemic hybrid working model. We’ve come out of a strictly work-from-home circumstance to a hybrid model and, […]

  • November 18, 2022 November 17, 2022
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Yelp Inc. is bringing employees together to highlight the link between wellness and diversity, equity and inclusion. “When we think about wellness, [DEI] is a big piece of the puzzle in terms of how we support employees’ whole professional selves,” says Miriam Warren, the technology company’s chief diversity officer. “In the early days, we thought about […]

  • November 15, 2022 November 15, 2022
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The Ottawa Community Housing Corp.’s flexible employee well-being strategy led to a win in the Health/wellness program category for employers with fewer than 1,000 employees at Benefits Canada‘s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 18. “Our organization is happy about the win because this journey in terms of supporting employee health started about two to three years back,” […]

  • November 1, 2022 October 31, 2022
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LifeLabs Inc.’s holistic well-being strategy led to its win in the Coronavirus and benefits category for an employer with more than 1,000 employees at Benefits Canada‘s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 18. In 2021, the organization recognized employees are likely to experience the coronavirus pandemic’s lasting impacts for months and years to come and turned its focus […]

  • October 24, 2022 November 3, 2022
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Capital One Canada is supporting employee well-being by providing six months of protected leave to volunteer, travel or take time with family. The financial organization launched the program in September after noticing requests for leaves were coming up without a formal process in place. While some employees’ requests were in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, […]

  • October 14, 2022 October 14, 2022
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The Royal Bank of Canada is asking employees to return to in-office working to foster more in-person collaboration and creativity, reports Bloomberg. The bank’s hybrid arrangements will involve working in person two to three days a week for most office jobs, according to an email from Rafael Ruffolo, a spokesperson for the bank, who noted these practices are already in […]

  • August 24, 2022 August 24, 2022
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The ‘Great Resignation’ is ushering in a period of great transformation for employers, the workforce and the workplace of the future, said Charmaine Alexander, senior advisor of disability management at Desjardins Insurance, during a session at Benefits Canada’s 2022 Benefits and Pension Summit on June 1. With labour shortages continuing to plague the workforce, Alexander believes […]

  • June 17, 2022 June 17, 2022
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More than two years after the coronavirus pandemic shifted many white-collar employees to remote working, some employers are planning their return to the office — even if it means bringing staff back kicking and screaming. Earlier this month, Tesla Inc. founder and chief executive officer Elon Musk made waves when, in internal emails, he demanded […]

  • June 14, 2022 June 14, 2022
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3M Canada’s two 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards wins are empowering employees to take control of their health and wellness journey, says Jacqueline McLennan, the company’s benefits specialist. The organization’s revamped, targeted mental-health strategy won the mental-health program award for employers with fewer than 5,000 employees. The strategy built on 3M’s existing mental-health programming and includes […]

  • June 10, 2022 June 10, 2022
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While institutional investors have likely relaxed leverage constraint in their private equity portfolios, they could realize better investment outcomes by taking the same approach with their public market exposures “Constraints [on leverage] prevent some of the most useful tools in portfolio management — namely, full diversification,” said Roberto Croce, head of risk parity and liquid […]

  • May 30, 2022 May 26, 2022
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