Employee Benefits

What 77% of Canadians Would Switch Jobs For

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More than three-quarters of Canadians (and 70% of small business workers) workers would swap employers if offered this benefit

Do Your Staff Want Benefits for Their Pets?

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One U.S. firm is offering healthcare coverage for cats and dogs, to appeal to the huge number of workers with pets

Why Offer Health Benefits to Employees?

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Employers tend to see these incentives as a way of boosting productivity, while workers consider them to be compensation or a useful resource

Why It’s Time for an Employee Work-Life Balance Strategy

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As young people enter the workforce, employers will need to offer more scheduling flexibility and separation between the office and home

Ask a Millennial: Do Perks Really Trump Salary?

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Our Senior Millennial Correspondent Anna Fitzpatrick weighs in on what young employees are really looking for in a compensation package

When Firms Can No Longer Afford Their Perks

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Company-wide Fridays off and other once-common benefits are proving difficult to sustain for some oilpatch players

What You Need to Know About the Expanded Canada Pension Plan

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As Canada's finance ministers agree a deal, an economist's look at how we got here, where we are now, and what's next

Why Vancouver’s Housing Price Crisis Should Worry Employers

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The city is in the midst of a jobs boom, but young workers still can't afford housing. So they're leaving

What Keeps a Worker With the Same Employer for Decades

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Age and income are the major factors in long-term retention per a new survey of U.S. baby boomers

The Business Case for Giving Caregiver Employees More Flexibility

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British firms have seen the benefits of supporting staff who look after loved ones. Why you should too