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96% of U.S. employers say workers are stressed amid ongoing pandemic: survey

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, 96 per cent of U.S. employers say their employees are stressed out, with 58 per cent saying they’re “somewhat” stressed…

  • By: Staff
  • April 20, 2022 April 20, 2022
  • 15:00

How Foresters Financial redesigned its pension, benefits plans to provide employees with more flexibility

In 2021, Foresters Financial redesigned its retirement and benefits plans to be more flexible, relevant and competitive, modernizing the plans with the recognition that employees…

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Mental-health apps just one part of support, treatment process

While mental-health apps play an important role in employee benefits offerings, employers must remember apps are the gateway to treatment and not the treatment itself,…

75% of Canadians want employers to address mental-health problems at work: survey

The majority (75 per cent) of Canadians believe it’s a priority for their employers to address mental-health problems in the workplace, according to a new…

  • By: Staff
  • March 25, 2022 March 25, 2022
  • 15:00

Employee feedback key to assessing impact of workplace mental-health supports

While Canadian employers have spent millions of dollars to address and support employee mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, the co-author of a new study…

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46% of employers lacking clear benefits, recognition and rewards strategy: survey

Almost half (46 per cent) of employers say their organizations currently lack clear benefits, recognition and rewards strategies, according to a new survey by Arthur…

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

A spotlight on six employers’ winning mental-health strategies

Nearly two years into the coronavirus pandemic, leading Canadian employers are demonstrating their unwavering commitment to supporting their employees’ mental health. In fact, Benefits Canada’s…

How to build a psychologically safe workplace

Making mental health and well-being the foundation of an organization’s culture wields success for employers. Well before the coronavirus pandemic put mental health in the…


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
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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
Half of Canadians report worsening mental health: survey

Employers, employees offer differing opinions on mental-health support: survey

Significant disparities exist between U.S. employers’ and employees’ perceptions of workplace mental-health support, according to a new survey by Lighthouse Research & Advisory. When employers…

  • By: Staff
  • December 22, 2021 December 21, 2021
  • 09:00

Editorial: Promising signposts for the year ahead

Once again, the end of year is near. Besides the extraordinary presence of vaccines and the movements in public health restrictions across the country, most…

2021 CAP Suppliers Report: Helping employees plan for retirement while saving for a rainy day

As the coronavirus pandemic sent the global economy into a tailspin, many Canadians grew increasingly concerned about whether they’d amassed enough savings to weather the…

Employer, employee views on well-being support shows major disconnect: survey

While nearly half (47 per cent) of global human resources leaders said their company supports employee well-being, just 24 per cent of employees agreed, according…

  • By: Staff
  • December 13, 2021 December 13, 2021
  • 15:00

2021 Mental Health Summit: Fraser Health Authority takes steps to supporting staff with substance use issues

The Fraser Health Authority has always taken care of its employees when they go on disability leave, but the organization recently decided to change the…

2021 Mental Health Summit: A look at one employee’s struggle with mental health during the pandemic

When Nasreen, a 32-year-old marketing manager at a Toronto firm, started to suffer from anxiety and depression related to her isolation during the coronavirus pandemic,…

Fluor Canada cares for employee well-being during coronavirus

2021 Mental Health Summit: How Fluor Canada is supporting employee well-being through the pandemic

When the coronavirus pandemic hit in March 2020, Fluor Canada was ready with ample mental-health supports for its employees, all thanks to a mental-health strategy…

2021 Mental Health Summit: Using mental-health supports to attract, retain talent in tight labour market

Benefits plans with a wide range of mental-health supports are taking on new importance as employers look to attract and retain key talent in a…


How employers can solve the inflation puzzle amid war for talent

As inflation hits a record high in Canada, employers are helping workers weather the storm through various benefits and compensation offerings, according to several experts.…

Q&A with Purolator’s Anna Manocchio

Purolator Inc.’s senior director of total rewards and human resources technology talks mental-health leadership, return to the workplace and the benefits of time outdoors. Q:…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 19, 2021 December 13, 2021
  • 08:49

Webinar coverage: How can employers earn employees’ trust?

Trust isn’t something organizations can build, but rather something they must earn, according to Dr. Rumeet Billan, president and chief executive officer at Viewpoint Leadership…


RBC focusing on mental health as hybrid work model rolls out

The Royal Bank of Canada is focusing on mental health to engage and retain employees as the bank shifts to a hybrid work model. While…

Expert panel: Six ways to incorporate green initiatives into benefits offerings

The Council of Parties to the United Nations’ climate convention, known as COP26, which is currently underway in Glasgow has put climate change on the…

People-centric approach to work builds holistically healthy employers, finds study

A new study is urging employers to transition from a traditional focus on employee benefits to one that covers job and work design, management, rewards…

  • By: Staff
  • November 1, 2021 November 1, 2021
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