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Employers adjusting benefits, compensation amid inflation, labour shortage: survey

More than half of Canadian employers have considered adjusting employee rewards and benefits (57 per cent) and salary/wages (55 per cent) to contend with rising…

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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

A decision by a British Columbia labour arbitrator on how a drug cost-control program violated a collective agreement was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over…

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  • May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022
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Capital One Canada fostering employee well-being through learning, development

Capital One Canada is providing employees with a free subscription to virtual learning platform MasterClass, to further their career development and foster their overall well-being. “Everybody…

U.S. employers enhancing benefits plans with travel coverage for abortion

Many U.S. employers are adding travel coverage for employees travelling for an abortion, amid recent restrictions imposed by several states. Among the employers offering this…

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Cost, time constraints preventing U.S. employees from accessing health benefits: survey

More than half (52 per cent) of U.S. full-time employees said the health benefits offered by their employer are unaffordable and 47 per cent said…

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  • May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022
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Employees facing work-life balance, mental-health challenges amid return to workplace

Last summer, Julio Carmona started the process of weaning himself off a fully remote work schedule by showing up to the office once a week.…

Implementation of drug cost-control program violated collective agreement: arbitrator

A British Columbia labour arbitration decision is providing insight on how a block level implementation of a benefits provider’s drug cost-control program violated a collective…

Employers, employees facing mental-health challenges amid return to workplace

More than two years into a gruelling pandemic, with many Canadians facing the added challenge of navigating a return to the office, companies are embracing…

How employers are maximizing health-care spending and wellness accounts

Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, health-care spending and wellness accounts have been vital tools in employers’ support toolboxes. Whether it’s increasing the dollar…

Q & A with Courtney McMillian

Twitter Inc.’s head of total rewards discusses personalized offerings, the benefits of an employee learning allowance and travelling post-pandemic. Q: What top challenges do you…

CIBC offering gender affirmation coverage, enhancing fertility benefits, paid parental leave

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is adding gender affirmation coverage to its benefits program and enhancing existing offerings such as paid parental leave and…

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  • May 12, 2022 May 13, 2022
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37% of U.S. employers increasing quality of workplace benefits to attract, retain employees: survey

Roughly two-fifths (37 per cent) of U.S. employers are increasing the quality of their existing benefits offerings to help with employee retention and attraction efforts,…

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  • May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022
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CGI Group marking Mental Health Awareness Month with fundraiser, employee wellness offerings

CGI Group Inc. is marking Mental Health Awareness Month by raising money for mental-health causes through its employee recognition program. Through an internal platform called…

2022 Tech Insights: How virtual pharmacy can improve plan members’ medication adherence, management

The coronavirus pandemic has marked a sea change in how Canadians receive health care. While just four per cent of primary care visits were conducted virtually…

2022 Tech Insights: Using up-to-date benefits technology to help employers with attraction, retention

Canadian employers are turning their focus to updating their benefits plans and ensuring a strong employee experience in an effort to address the challenges employees…

2022 Tech Insights: A look at how new technology can help employees with type 1 diabetes

Living with Type 1 diabetes is like having a full-time job on top of managing a day job and life commitments — one that involves…

2022 Tech Insights: How can employers support employees with moderate mental-health symptoms?

Benefits plans tend to support employees dealing with either mild or severe mental-health symptoms, but an entire middle category of plan members lack a treatment…

2022 Tech Insights: Helping employees manage burden of living with chronic illness, disability

When Kristy Dickinson’s health took a turn eight years ago and she was diagnosed with a rare and complex disease, she stepped away from her…

2022 Tech Insights: Optimizing plan member outcomes with proactive medication assessments

A typical patient’s journey takes plan members from the doctor to the pharmacy for medication and then leaves them on their own. But employees’ lives…

2022 Tech Insights: How digital administration can improve benefits plan access for employees

Employers, employees and benefits advisors alike have long struggled with the inefficient and largely paper-based approach to administrating benefits. Advisors face long wait times for…

2022 Tech Insights: Using technology to build a competitive benefits plan

Employers are increasingly facing a tight labour market and need to compete for top talent with a stronger benefits offering. Using technology to compare offerings…

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Mental-health resources improving employee productivity, retention: survey

A majority (88 per cent) of human resources professionals believe mental-health resources can increase productivity, employee retention (86 per cent) and organizational return on investment…

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  • May 9, 2022 May 9, 2022
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Half of SMEs struggling with mental-health challenges: survey

Half (50 per cent) of small- and medium-sized employers are having trouble coping with mental-health challenges after two years of the coronavirus pandemic, according to…

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  • May 9, 2022 May 6, 2022
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Majority of U.S. young employees switched jobs in last 2 years: survey

Almost two-thirds (61 per cent) of U.S. employees aged 25 to 35 have changed jobs in the last two years or are planning to make…

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  • May 9, 2022 May 5, 2022
  • 09:00

Only 18% of British Columbians using mental-health benefits: survey

While almost two-thirds (62 per cent) of British Columbians said they’re covered by either a group or personal health benefits plan, just 18 per cent…

  • By: Staff
  • May 6, 2022 May 5, 2022
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