Have your say: When is it appropriate for job applicants to ask about benefits?

Jann Lee | March 20, 2017

When should a candidate for a job ask about benefits and compensation? It’s a key question many companies and human resource professionals are asking following a high-profile case of an applicant who lost out on a second interview after she asked about benefits and compensation.

On March 12, the applicant, Taylor Byrnes, tweeted a screenshot of her email exchange with the talent acquisition co-ordinator of online food delivery company SkipTheDishes. The email exchange showed that after her first interview, Byrnes emailed talent acquisition co-ordinator Victoria Karras and asked how much the position paid and whether it included benefits. Karras replied that Byrnes’ questions revealed “her priorities are not in sync” with the company’s and, as a result, there would be no….

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Employment Insurance changes, January 1, 2017

Since 1971 the EI waiting period has been 14 days (payable on day 15). This means that before an employee can qualify for EI, they must be off work for two weeks before they can receive EI benefits. This also means going two weeks without pay. Earlier this year, the Federal Budget announced they will be reducing the waiting period to 7 days (payable on day 8) effective January 1, 2017.

For your employees

In the past, the EI benefit period was 17 weeks, a 2 week unpaid waiting period, followed by 15 weeks of paid benefits. The change to EI starting January 1, 2017 will make the benefit period…

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What’s stopping employers from addressing mental health?

More than half (57%) of Canadian employers have not implemented a mental health strategy in their workplaces, according to a new report published by The Conference Board of Canada.

The report, Healthy Brains at Work: Employer-Sponsored Mental Health Benefits and Programs, which is co-sponsored by SCM Health Solutions….

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