Sixty per cent of Canadian employees say they’d consider leaving their jobs for a role that offers more inclusive benefits, according to a new survey by Medavie Blue Cross.

The survey, which polled 1,000 employees and 500 employers in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada, also found employees want to work for an organization that supports the needs of their colleagues. Indeed, two-fifths (40 per cent) of workers said they’d consider leaving their job for benefits that are more inclusive of their colleagues’ diverse needs, a percentage that rises to 60 per cent among respondents aged 30 and younger.

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A majority (80 per cent) of respondents said their employer is committed to creating an inclusive environment. However, while nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) said they believe it’s important for their employer to implement a formal approach to diversity, equity and inclusion, fewer than a third (30 per cent) noted their employer has a DEI strategy.

Among employers, nearly all (90 per cent) said they believe their approach to DEI impacts recruitment and retention, but just 75 per cent said they have a formal DEI strategy.

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