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Overseeing a team serves up its share of challenges, from personality clashes to deadline crises. But as companies increasingly outsource work to independent contractors, there’s a new challenge emerging: managing workers they never see. That’s where hiring a chief freelance officer comes in. That person can oversee all aspects of working with independent contractors—anything from […]

  • January 18, 2016 September 13, 2019
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Why Wishabi’s growth-focused philosophy is a perfect fit.

  • December 1, 2014 September 13, 2019
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TELUS’s Living Lab is a numbers game that’s coming out on top

  • August 1, 2014 September 13, 2019
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Want to boost engagement? Make sure your new tools put the employee first.

  • June 1, 2014 September 13, 2019
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For the past few years, two groups have dominated any discussion of demographics—that being, of course, the boomers and the millennials, two large populations that have, in many ways, dictated media, trends and technology.

  • May 8, 2014 September 13, 2019
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How traditional is your total rewards plan? How flexible should a total rewards plan be? This was the focus of the “How to Get—and Keep—the Right Talent” session at Benefits Canada's Benefits and Pension Summit, held in Toronto.

  • May 7, 2014 September 13, 2019
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"We are trying to solve the wrong problem,” Jacqueline Taggart, associate partner and regional practice leader with Aon Hewitt, told the audience in the Getting It Right: Tailoring Benefits Plan Communications session at Benefits Canada’s Benefits &; Pension Summit in Toronto. She was talking about benefits communications and why so many plan sponsors are struggling to make members care about their plans.

  • May 6, 2014 September 13, 2019
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There’s no turning back now. As technology advances and we become more mobile and more accustomed to on-demand access, plan sponsors have no choice but to keep up if they want to keep their members engaged.

  • May 5, 2014 September 13, 2019
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When it comes to retirement and pensions, one eye is always on the future. So it makes sense that Ian Markham, Canadian retirement innovation leader with Towers Watson—a man who has dedicated much of his life to the Canadian pension industry—loves looking ahead.

  • June 1, 2013 September 13, 2019
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Harry Arthurs is the first to admit he didn’t have any academic or practical experience in the area of pension policy when he took on the role of chair with the Ontario Expert Commission on Pensions in 2006. But he thinks that’s precisely why he was the right man for the job.

  • October 11, 2012 September 13, 2019
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