February 18, 2023
Labour shortage means business may have to offer more
By Carol Thomson Feb 18, 2023 | 2:52 PM Employees today are not just thinking about the money when choosing an employer. They’re prioritizing what they value in life and looking for workplaces that support work-life balance and a healthier...
January 17, 2023
Attraction and Retention Strategies for 2023
Maximizing Your Pension Strategy for a Multigenerational Workforce According to the Chamber’s annual “Saskatoon Business Barometer,” the forecast for Saskatoon’s business community is bright. The survey revealed confidence in the economic opportunities for businesses to thrive but cited challenges that...
November 3, 2022
Trends in Employee Mental Health & Wellbeing
Mental health “moments” happen, with many of us fluctuating between optimal and poor mental health every day. The pandemic has forced employers to pay greater attention to the mental health challenges many workers face. Before the pandemic, mental health needs...
July 28, 2022
A Win-Win Opportunity
Canada’s annual inflation rate is at its highest point in over 30 years1 which puts pressure on wages as employees’ purchasing power decreases. Not surprisingly, the Canadian Workplace Culture Index recently conducted a survey that revealed 77 per cent of...
July 4, 2022
Changing Perceptions of WORKPLACE SAFETY
What first comes to mind when you think of workplace safety as an employer? Perhaps something related to vehicle inspections, road conditions, ergonomics, personal protective equipment, or chemical hazards. What if you dug deeper and thought of workplace safety from...
April 20, 2022
Employee Loyalty is Fleeting
As COVID-19 subsides, we are seeing the predicted “turnover tsunami” emerge. The Canadian Workplace Culture Index recently conducted a survey that revealed 77 per cent of employees in the Prairies would leave their job for the same position at another...
January 17, 2022
Optimizing compensation beyond “show me the money”
Total rewards comprise many components beyond cash compensation. Employers have conscious decisions to make. Are you going to focus on base salary (the money) or total rewards when trying to attract and retain employees? Employees today are not thinking just...
December 22, 2021
Investing in your Employees (Beyond the Paycheque!)
Saskatchewan employers are finding it challenging to attract and retain good employees. Not only is there a small pool of qualified people in the trades, but high performers are already being well taken care of because smart employers know the...
November 15, 2021
Workplace Culture is Key to Success
Are your benefits and pension plans supporting your culture? Understanding your culture is the key to creating a dynamic team and long-term business success. Company culture has a major influence on employee behaviour and retention and sets the tone for...
October 23, 2021
7 Common Challenges Employers have with their Group Retirement Plan
By Danae Scott, BBA with Tim Hansen, B.Comm, CFP, CEA As an employer, it’s important to leverage your group savings plan as part of your total rewards package, but we all have blind spots. This article highlights common challenges employers...