Home Staff

The union representing roughly 300 employees at American Airlines in Toronto and Montreal has ratified a new two-year agreement that includes pension and benefits improvements. The agreement includes a 0.5 per cent increase to the matching formula for the defined contribution pension plan — from 5.5 per cent to six per cent — plus an […]

  • December 6, 2022 December 6, 2022
  • 09:00

A global four-day workweek pilot program has resulted in positive impacts to employee well-being and productivity, according to a new report by Boston College, Cambridge University and University College Dublin. The report analyzed responses from more than 900 employees and 33 employers participating in the six-month program between February and August. It found the vast […]

  • December 5, 2022 December 2, 2022
  • 09:00

Snap Inc. is the latest technology company requiring employees to return to the office. According to a report by Bloomberg, chief executive officer Evan Spiegel told employees he expects them to be working onsite four days a week starting in February. The policy will also count some tasks, such as client meetings, as time spent […]

  • December 2, 2022 December 1, 2022
  • 09:00

In Canada, the year-over-year cost increase for claims under a medical plan on a per-person basis is projected to reach seven per cent in 2023, according to a new report by Mercer. The report, which analyzed responses from more than 200 insurers across 56 countries, found the global year-over-year cost is expected to increase to […]

  • November 30, 2022 November 29, 2022
  • 09:00

The Saskatchewan government is introducing amendments to its pension legislation that provide additional flexibility for plan sponsors and introduce new decumulation options for members of defined contribution plans. The bill, which passed first reading in provincial parliament last week, includes provisions for DC plan sponsors to offer advanced life deferred annuities and variable payment lifetime […]

  • November 28, 2022 November 28, 2022
  • 15:00

Two-fifths (40 per cent) of all U.S. private sector employees don’t have an employer-sponsored retirement plan and non-white workers have the least access to these plans, according to a report by T. Rowe Price Group Inc. It found that, while 58 per cent of white employees had access to workplace retirement plans, this percentage decreased […]

  • November 25, 2022 November 24, 2022
  • 09:00

Two-thirds (68 per cent) of global employers with high levels of employee engagement say they have a well defined diversity, equity and inclusion plan, according to a new survey by Aon. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 benefits and DEI leaders in 55 countries, found while three-quarters (74 per cent) of employers have an […]

  • November 23, 2022 November 24, 2022
  • 15:00

Canadian investment managers had $3 trillion in assets using responsible investment strategies as of Dec. 31, 2021, down slightly from the $3.2 trillion reported in 2019, according to a survey by the Responsible Investment Association. The survey, which polled 77 asset managers and 13 asset owners, found more than nine in 10 (94 per cent) respondents are […]

  • November 23, 2022 November 23, 2022
  • 09:00

Six in 10 (60 per cent) U.S. employees say they’re more likely to stay at their current job if their employer offers a retirement savings plan, according to a new survey by Voya Financial Inc. The survey, which polled 1,000 employees, also found respondents are more likely to stay with their employer if they offer physical […]

  • November 18, 2022 November 18, 2022
  • 09:01

More than eight in 10 (87 per cent) employees have experienced burnout over the last year, with the number increasing to 89 per cent among middle managers and 92 per cent among senior leaders, according to a new survey by Ceridian HCM. The survey, which polled 8,800 employees globally, found just 29 per cent of respondents […]

  • November 18, 2022 November 18, 2022
  • 09:01