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Dexcom Canada’s taking the sting out of monitoring glucose levels with its G6 CGM system

Uncontrolled diabetes can have a major impact on the workplace, driving absenteeism and impaired presenteeism rates, as well as short- and long-term disability, said Sarah…

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Morneau Shepell’s digital mental-health service easing pandemic stress

As Canadians face worsening overall mental health and heightened levels of stress during the coronavirus pandemic, internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy can be a powerful tool…

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SEB’s FlexPlus is simplifying the benefits plan enrolment process

Navigating the benefits plan enrolment process — and the multiple service providers in a benefits offering — can be a challenge for employees with plenty…

Canadians’ financial well-being on the decline: survey

Canadians’ financial well-being on the decline: survey

The financial well-being of Canadians has declined over the last year, according to a new survey by Morneau Shepell Ltd. It rated Canadians’ overall financial…

  • By: Staff
  • February 11, 2021 March 24, 2021
  • 09:00
Microsoft Canada advancing DEI goals with new partnership

Microsoft Canada advancing DEI goals with new partnership

Microsoft Canada is partnering with the Black Professionals in Tech Network to grow Black talent at the company, in line with advancing its own culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Microsoft executives…

  • By: Staff
  • February 8, 2021 March 26, 2021
  • 15:00
To achieve DEI goals, plan sponsors can start by reviewing benefits plans

To achieve DEI goals, plan sponsors can start by reviewing benefits plans

After a turbulent 2020 brought with it the coronavirus pandemic and a global call for social justice, companies prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion in its…

Hard Rock paying staff cash bonuses to ‘show appreciation’ amid pandemic

Hard Rock paying staff cash bonuses to ‘show appreciation’ amid pandemic

Hard Rock Cafe International Inc. is handing out cash bonuses to its workers in several U.S. states to thank them for their efforts during the…

Alberta’s public-sector pension plans reassuring members amid worry over ministerial order

Alberta’s public sector pension plans reassuring members amid worry over ministerial order

Alberta’s public sector pension plans are reassuring members their pensions are safe, following a recent ministerial order enacted by the provincial government. The order was…

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2021 April 23, 2021
  • 15:00

Citigroup stretching into virtual fitness programming amid pandemic

This time of year, Citigroup Inc.’s fitness centre would likely usually be packed with New Year’s resolutioners working out and catching up with colleagues. Not…

Half of Canadians taking less time off in December due to pandemic: survey

Half of Canadians taking less time off in December due to pandemic: survey

Nearly half of working Canadians (49 per cent) will be taking less or no vacation time this December as a result of the ongoing coronavirus…

  • By: Staff
  • December 18, 2020 April 23, 2021
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2020 CAP Suppliers Report: Stretching into the financial wellness space

2020 CAP Suppliers Report: Stretching into the financial wellness space

In the old days, employers would often gather employees in a dusty conference room and pass around a box of Timbits while talking at a…

  • December 18, 2020 April 23, 2021
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Why you should hire a chief positivity officer

Why you should hire a chief positivity officer

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Town of Newmarket is prioritizing the well-being of its staff and its community by creating a new…

Q & A with Aramark Canada’s Eva Tentere de Metz

Q&A with Aramark Canada’s Eva Tentere de Metz

Aramark Canada Ltd.’s director of total rewards talks balancing total rewards priorities, employee assistance programs and children’s psychological development. Q. What top challenges do you…

FSRA issues final guidance on missing pension plan members

FSRA issues final guidance on missing pension plan members

Ontario’s pension plan administrators and plan members share the responsibility of maintaining current contact information, according to the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario’s final…

  • By: Staff
  • December 16, 2020 April 28, 2021
  • 09:00
An employer’s guide to curating a suite of voluntary benefits

An employer’s guide to curating a suite of voluntary benefits

In an art gallery, people often recognize and appreciate the arrangement of the pieces as much as the works of art themselves. When employers offer voluntary…

Editorial: Consumerism in the world of employee benefits

Editorial: Consumerism in the world of employee benefits

With the coronavirus pandemic forcing us all into social distancing measures for the majority of 2020, one inevitable side-effect is the substantial growth in our…

Sleep Country Canada is connecting with employees via a new app

Sleep Country Canada is connecting with employees via a new app

Like many national retailers, Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. has a diverse group of employees across the country, working in more than 250 stores, as…

A look at consumer-grade benefits plan technology, communications

A look at consumer-grade benefits plan technology, communications

Today’s consumer culture includes shopping online, booking vacations on smartphones and receiving recommendations for the next must-watch movie or television show based on most recent…

Injecting communications with kindness and confidence during the coronavirus crisis

Injecting communications with kindness and confidence during the coronavirus crisis

In this pandemic year, with workers suddenly physically distant and deeply stressed, employers have been forced to make swift changes to how they manage employee…

Q&A with the Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education’s Beverly Silver

Q&A with the Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education’s Beverly Silver

Beverly Silver, the Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education’s employee benefits officer, talks employee assistance programs, employee training and independent coffee shops. Q. What top challenges…

  • November 20, 2020 March 3, 2021
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Arthritis Society focusing on responsive approach to financial education

Arthritis Society focusing on responsive approach to financial education

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic raising economic concerns, the Arthritis Society is taking a responsive approach with its Financial Literacy Month initiatives during the month…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 16, 2020 November 16, 2020
  • 09:00
Magna’s data-driven wellness strategy proving focus on analytics reduces costs

Magna’s data-driven wellness strategy proving focus on analytics reduces costs

Magna International Inc. is using data to personalize its wellness program, increase employee engagement and reduce costs. In 2012, the Canadian automobile parts manufacturer established…

Five lessons for employers to apply to the pandemic’s second wave

Five lessons for employers to apply to the pandemic’s second wave

As coronavirus cases rise across the country and some return-to-work plans become return-to-home plans, many employers are wondering how to help their employees adapt once again…

Award finalists talk managing employee stress, wellness and productivity amid pandemic

Like a spiky meteorite, when the coronavirus pandemic hit earlier this year it demolished employer’s best-laid plans and is forcing them to find innovative ways…

Should Canadian employers consider offering emergency savings plans?

Should Canadian employers consider offering emergency savings plans?

With Canadian employees feeling the toll the coronavirus pandemic is taking on the economy, should policy-makers facilitate the use of workplace emergency savings plans? “We…