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Flight Centre’s 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards wins communicating wellness offerings to employees

Flight Centre Travel Group’s pair of wins in the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards is reminding employees of the mental and physical wellness offerings available through…

Deadline extended for the 2024 Workplace Benefits Awards

Benefits Canada is extending the deadline for entering the 2024 Workplace Benefits Awards to Friday, July 5 at 5 p.m. EST. The original industry awards program has been recognizing…

  • By: Staff
  • June 17, 2024 June 14, 2024
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Survey finds 92% of U.S. employees seeking additional financial resources from employer

Nine in 10 (92 per cent) U.S. employees say they need additional financial resources in their employer-sponsored benefits plan, up from 79 per cent in…

  • By: Staff
  • May 30, 2024 May 31, 2024
  • 15:00

A deep dive into health-care navigation guides

With employees often struggling to find benefits offerings related to mental-health support or chronic conditions, demand for health-care system navigation services has increased significantly in…

Q&A with the Royal Bank of Canada’s Jamie Abbott

The RBC’s senior director of North American benefits and global well-being discusses building flexibility into the modern benefits plan, harnessing AI capabilities in the banking…

2024 Workplace Benefits Awards now open for entries

Is your organization leading the way in transforming policies and programs to meet the evolving needs of employees? Are you stepping up your financial wellness…

  • By: Staff
  • April 30, 2024 April 30, 2024
  • 09:00
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Expert panel: How employers can support neurodiverse workers through benefits, workplace policies

Canadian employers have taken important steps forward on a range of diversity, equity and inclusion matters. That work continues, particularly in the context of neurodiversity,…

Editorial: Turning challenge into opportunity

As I write this column, I’m reflecting on the spectrum of weather I’ve witnessed this past winter. From my office window in southwestern Ontario, I…

Q&A with BMO Financial Group’s Vanessa Lewerentz

The organization’s chief inclusion officer discusses building an inclusive learning roadmap, the adoption of AI in the HR space and finding ways to nourish her…

Expert panel: How plan sponsors are navigating benefits costs, innovations in 2024

With 2024 well underway, it’s important for employers to adapt their strategies in the ever-evolving landscape of employee benefits. Employee expectations continue to evolve and…

Survey finds U.S. gen Z employees more likely to expect tailored benefits

U.S. generation Z employees are more likely to expect a tailored, year-round benefits experience than other employees, according to a new survey by MetLife Inc.…

  • By: Staff
  • January 26, 2024 January 25, 2024
  • 09:00

Employers can improve benefits communication, highlight mental-health support for ‘Blue Monday’

Employers can use the time surrounding ‘Blue Monday’ to ensure they’re communicating properly with employees and highlighting mental-health supports, says Gianna Ricciardi, vice-president and practice…

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What do Ontario employers need to know ahead of new pay transparency legislation?

Before new pay transparency legislation takes effect in Ontario, it’s important for employers to ensure their current compensation structure is in order, says Dominic Girard, a senior…

Top 10 benefits stories of 2023

A story on how plan sponsors and insurers are considering covering weight-loss drugs as part of a broader push towards more inclusive benefits was the…

  • By: Staff
  • December 19, 2023 December 18, 2023
  • 09:00

Expert warns against urging employees to use up benefits by end of year

With the end of the year approaching, some employers and health practitioners may feel the need to tell employees to use up their benefits, but…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • December 19, 2023 December 19, 2023
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Coverage of the 2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference

Nearly 50 employers gathered at the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto on Oct. 20 for Benefits Canada’s 2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference, a premier event…

How are pandemic reverberations affecting disability management programs, workplace accommodations?

About a year before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Algonquin College updated its disability management program. The timing set the Ottawa-based college up for…

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RBC educating employees, reducing stigma around money matters through financial wellness hub

During Financial Literacy Month, the Royal Bank of Canada is supporting employees’ financial wellness through a new website that provides financial education and support. The…

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Expert panel: How employers can align their benefits plan and DEI strategy

The documentation of formal diversity, equity and inclusion policies and approaches is one of the most significant changes to the Canadian workplace over the last…

Lululemon’s use of video, social media in benefits communications results in award win

Lululemon Athletica Inc.’s thorough and innovative approach to benefits communications resulted in a win at Benefits Canada‘s 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 20. The apparel company won…

Flight Centre lands win for monthly wellness challenges, health programs for hybrid, remote employees

Flight Centre Travel Group’s holistic approach to employee wellness resulted in a win at Benefits Canada’s 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 20. The company…

Who are the winners of the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards?

Benefits Canada is proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards. The awards, which were presented at the end of the 2023 Healthy…

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74% of U.S. employers increasing benefits, compensation communications: survey

Three-quarters (74 per cent) of U.S. employers say they increased their communications about compensation and benefits in 2023, according to a new survey by Arthur J.…

  • By: Staff
  • October 11, 2023 October 10, 2023
  • 09:00
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Half of benefits plan members understand their plan extremely or very well: survey

Half (51 per cent) of Canadian benefits plan members say they understand their plan extremely or very well, down from 65 per cent in 2018,…

  • By: Staff
  • September 20, 2023 September 19, 2023
  • 09:00

72% of plan members appreciate health benefits more today than before pandemic: survey

Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of Canadian benefits plan members say they appreciate their health benefits more today than they did before the coronavirus pandemic,…

  • By: Staff
  • September 15, 2023 September 14, 2023
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