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90% of U.S. employers planning to invest more in mental-health benefits in 2022: survey

As competition to attract talent continues to heat up amid a tight labour market, the vast majority (90 per cent) of U.S. employers are planning…

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

A story on the Toronto-Dominion Bank’s enhancement to its benefits offerings in 2022 with expanded family planning coverage took the top spot over the past week…

  • By: Staff
  • January 21, 2022 January 21, 2022
  • 09:00

78% of U.S. employers focusing on quality of health benefits over cost: survey

About three-quarters (78 per cent) of U.S. employers said they’re more focused on the quality of health care over cost management when making decisions about…

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2022 January 19, 2022
  • 09:00
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TD expanding fertility treatment coverage, bereavement policy

The Toronto-Dominion Bank is enhancing its benefits offerings in 2022 with expanded family planning coverage. The bank’s benefits program is now covering fertility and reproductive…

Business leaders ‘out of gas’ as pandemic drags on

Workers turn to them for support, clients rely on them for answers, companies lean on them in times of crisis. Yet, as the coronavirus pandemic…

58% of frontline workers expect work stress will stay the same or worsen in 2022: survey

More than half (58 per cent) of frontline workers said they believe their work stress will either stay the same or worsen in the coming year,…

  • By: Staff
  • January 18, 2022 January 17, 2022
  • 09:00

Maple acquiring Wello, CloudMD finalizes MindBeacon deal

Toronto-based virtual-care platform Maple Corp. is acquiring Wello, a Calgary-based virtual health-care brand. Wello, which was founded in 2017, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coril…

  • By: Staff
  • January 18, 2022 January 18, 2022
  • 09:00

Blue Monday: Wattpad offering meditation classes to workers amid stressful times

Employees don’t usually meditate together during work hours, but these aren’t usual times. Every month, the team at Wattpad gathers (virtually, for now) and is…

35% of working Canadians feeling burned out: survey

Almost two years into the global coronavirus pandemic, more than a third (35 per cent) of working Canadians are feeling burned out, according to a…

  • By: Staff
  • January 17, 2022 January 17, 2022
  • 09:00
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Benefits, pension plan administrators face bevy of challenges in 2022: webinar

The shift to hybrid and remote work models during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is one of several issues impacting pension plan and group benefits administrators…

Top 5 HR, pension and benefits stories of the week

As right-to-disconnect legislation gains steam across Canada and around the world, a story on how employers are dealing with this movement in 2022 took the…

  • By: Staff
  • January 14, 2022 January 13, 2022
  • 09:00

82% of Canadian workers think employers should provide virtual health-care services for employees: survey

A majority (82 per cent) of working Canadians believe employers should provide virtual care services for their employees, according to a survey conducted by Environics…

  • By: Staff
  • January 14, 2022 January 13, 2022
  • 09:00

Most coronavirus vaccine refusers won’t get federal pandemic benefits: minister

The federal minister in charge of aid to the unemployed says jobless Canadians who refuse to get vaccinated may find themselves blocked from benefits so…

Liberals eye easing access to maternity, parental leave in EI review: minister

The minister in charge of Canada’s federal social safety net for workers says the government is looking at removing rules that make it difficult for…

Liberals once again delay PMPRB changes to lower price of medicines in Canada

Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos has put a six-month pause on new regulations designed to lower the cost of patented medicines in Canada. Health Canada…

How Accenture, Traction on Demand are supporting working parents in 2022

A new year is bringing back old issues for employers and employees alike. The rise of the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus variant meant many students…

TTC, City of Toronto terminating unvaccinated employees

The Toronto Transit Commission and the City of Toronto are among the latest employers to fire workers for not complying with a mandatory coronavirus vaccination…

  • By: Staff
  • January 11, 2022 January 11, 2022
  • 15:00

Expert panel: Designing a benefits plan for the new world of work in 2022 and beyond

As companies adapt their people strategies for return to the office or for a new remote or hybrid work arrangement, employee retention will be a…

  • By: Kim Siddall
  • December 30, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 09:00

My take: Employers can play key role in supporting employees’ estate planning efforts

Ah, the sights and sounds of the holidays: trees and homes covered in lights, meticulously wrapped gifts piling ever higher and radios blaring the same…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 27, 2021 December 17, 2021
  • 09:00

Toronto’s Juno College planning to move to 100% employee-ownership model

Juno College is planning to move to a 100 per cent employee-ownership model. The Toronto-based college, formerly known as Hacker U, was established by Heather…

Employees seeking pet-friendly workplaces, benefits: survey

More than three-quarters (78 per cent) of U.S. employees said they want their employer to offer paid leave after adopting a new pet, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • December 8, 2021 December 8, 2021
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