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The rising costs and challenges of managing benefit plans

By Stéphanie Myner-Nham

 

Affordable benefit plans are an essential incentive for employees, but currently pose challenges for companies as costs continue to rise and health claims and prescription drug requirements become more complex.

With AI set to change everything, here’s what HR leaders can do to prepare the workforce of the future

By Heather Hudson

 

The world is set to be rocked by an innovation that is “more profound than electricity or fire,” said Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, at a Google town hall event in San Francisco in January 2018. “AI (artificial intelligence) is one of the most important things humanity is working on.”

By Karen Stone, CHRE

 

We have been having a lot of conversation in the past few years about the increase of non-traditional work arrangements.

Starting salary: negotiable or not?

Many job postings close with a statement indicating salary is negotiable, but how often do job seekers speak up to secure a better package? According to a survey from global staffing firm Robert Half, 36 per cent of Canadian workers tried to negotiate a higher salary with their last job offer.

Community investment may be the best ROI for recruitment, engagement and retention

By Heather Hudson

Once upon a time, when a company wanted to give back, they’d partner with a reputable umbrella charity like the United Way, set a dollar target, hold a few fundraising events and match donations made by their employees.

The Gender Pay Gap has been making headlines for decades – so how much progress has been made?

By Liz Bernier

Seventy-four cents on the dollar. That’s a figure cited almost endlessly in conversation about the Gender Pay Gap. For every dollar earned by a male worker, a female worker earns an average of 74 cents.