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Pet-Friendly Workplaces: A Paw-fect Employee Retention Tool

Offering pet-related perks has been touted as one strategy for employers trying to get a leg up (or a paw up!) when competing for employees. In honor of Take Your… Read more >

Life Skills Initiatives in Apprenticeship Training

The International Foundation has surveyed apprenticeship stakeholders across the U.S. and Canada since 2010, gathering insights on a number of trends impacting their plans, including program challenges, apprentice challenges, recruitment… Read more >

Number of Employers Offering Juneteenth As a Paid Holiday On the Rise

On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a bill establishing Juneteenth as a new federal holiday. Juneteenth National Independence Day is now the 12th legal public holiday in the United States, and… Read more >

Meeting the Benefit Needs of Your LGBTQ+ Plan Members

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Canada and the U.S., a celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people and their history, culture and contributions. To honor this month,… Read more >

Miscarriage and Other Pregnancy Loss Leave

According to the Mayo Clinic, roughly 10 to 20% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. The physical and emotional needs of someone who experiences pregnancy loss vary from one individual… Read more >

Everything Plan Sponsors Need to Know About SECURE Act 2.0

On March 29, 2022, the House of Representatives passed the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2022 (HR 2954), otherwise known as SECURE Act 2.0, by a vote of 414-5…. Read more >

Countering the Great Resignation Through Education

When asked how The Great Resignation of 2021 affected their organizations, one in three respondents indicated it is “somewhat or very difficult” to retain good talent (According to this Bamboo… Read more >

8 Ways to Support Employees With Mental Health Challenges

As Mental Health Awareness Month (in the U.S.) continues, we’re sharing strategies and approaches to help leaders respond to employees with mental illness in a psychologically safe way. When employees have… Read more >

Communicating DEI: Five Critical Questions

Many companies have made progressive changes to their approach in recruiting, hiring and management to make the workplace an environment where everyone can succeed. While diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)… Read more >

The Next Big Thing: How Employers Can Prepare

In early April, the International Foundation hosted the webcast Innovation and the Future of Remote/Hybrid Work. We were lucky enough to bring in Alex Willis, chief executive officer at Leadership… Read more >