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While more than half (57 per cent) of U.S. employees said they’re comfortable about returning to the workplace, more than a third (40 per cent) still aren’t ready to head back, according to a new survey by data intelligence company Morning Consult. The survey, which polled around 400 U.S. employees who’d usually work from an […]

  • January 21, 2022 January 20, 2022
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The vast majority (88 per cent) of institutional investors have reduced their allocations to fixed income over the past 18 months, according to a survey by Aeon Investments Ltd. The survey, which was based on responses from institutional investors in Europe and the U.S. with a total of US$436.5 billion in assets under management, found more […]

  • January 20, 2022 January 20, 2022
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About three-quarters (78 per cent) of U.S. employers said they’re more focused on the quality of health care over cost management when making decisions about their benefits plan amid the current war for talent acquisition and retention, according to a new survey by Artemis Health Inc. The survey, which polled more than 300 U.S. human […]

  • January 20, 2022 January 19, 2022
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Consensus is building among Canadian business leaders that inflation will average above three per cent over the next two years, according to a new survey from the Bank of Canada. The survey, which polled business leaders in the final quarter of 2021, found two-thirds (67 per cent) of respondents anticipated that inflation will stay above […]

  • January 18, 2022 January 17, 2022
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More than half (58 per cent) of frontline workers said they believe their work stress will either stay the same or worsen in the coming year, according to a global survey by Edelman Data x Intelligence for Microsoft Corp. The survey, which polled more than 9,000 frontline workers, found about half (51 per cent) agreed that labour […]

  • January 18, 2022 January 17, 2022
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Despite the financial challenges experienced by Canadians over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, 40 per cent said they’ve continued to save for retirement, according to a new survey by life insurance provider PolicyMe Corp. More than half (54 per cent) of survey respondents said they’re adding to their emergency funds, while 48 per cent […]

  • January 17, 2022 January 18, 2022
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The Toronto Transit Commission and the City of Toronto are among the latest employers to fire workers for not complying with a mandatory coronavirus vaccination policy. In a press release, Marvin Alfred, president of the Amalgamated Transit Unit Local 113, said the TTC has fired several hundred workers for not receiving vaccines, noting the terminations […]

  • January 11, 2022 January 11, 2022
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Trent University is joining the University Pension Plan. The university, based in Peterborough, Ont., is the UPP’s fourth member institution. It follows Queen’s University, which joined in July 2021, and the University of Guelph and the University of Toronto, which both joined at the beginning of 2022. Read: University Pension Plan names Barbara Zvan inaugural president, […]

  • January 10, 2022 January 10, 2022
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Significant disparities exist between U.S. employers’ and employees’ perceptions of workplace mental-health support, according to a new survey by Lighthouse Research & Advisory. When employers and employees were asked to rank their organization’s support for mental health on a scale of one to 10, the average employer ranking was 7.6, while the average employee ranking […]

  • December 22, 2021 December 21, 2021
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Patagonia Inc. is giving all of its North American employees an additional week of paid time off this holiday season. The clothing retailer’s customer service and distribution centres will be closed from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2, while its stores and offices will close between Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, according to a press release. […]

  • December 22, 2021 December 22, 2021
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