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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…

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  • May 6, 2022 May 5, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on how employers can support workers as a record number of Canadians prepare to retire was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the…

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  • May 6, 2022 May 6, 2022
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DCIIA urging U.S. government to develop emergency savings plans

The Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association is calling on the U.S. government to develop flexible emergency savings solutions for employees. The Washington, D.C.-based organization is…

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  • May 6, 2022 May 6, 2022
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57% of workers expect return to office will positively impact well-being: survey

More than half (57 per cent) of U.S. employees expect a return to the office will have a positive impact on their well-being, while 12…

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  • May 5, 2022 May 3, 2022
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Best Buy adopting remote working-first approach for corporate staff

Best Buy Canada Ltd. is making its remote working model permanent for its 1,200 corporate office workers. Corporate employees began working remotely in the third…

LifeLabs adding resources to support employee mental health

LifeLabs Inc. is marking Mental Health Week by offering additional mental-health resources including telemedicine through its benefits program. “We’re hoping it will provide a lot…

How CAA’s wellness app is evolving during the pandemic

67% of employees agree leaders effectively support their mental health: survey

While almost two-thirds (67%) of employees agree their leader effectively supports their mental health, there are still some key areas where they feel their leaders…

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  • May 2, 2022 April 29, 2022
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Survey finds 67% of U.S. employees believe a four-day workweek would alleviate burnout

More than two-thirds (67 per cent) of U.S. employees believe a four-day workweek would alleviate their burnout, according to a survey by Eagle Hill Consulting Ltd. The…

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  • May 2, 2022 May 2, 2022
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2022 Workplace Benefits Awards opens for entries

Does your organization’s benefits plan or financial wellness program deserve recognition? Are you leading the way when it comes to supporting your employees’ mental health? Is…

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  • April 29, 2022 April 29, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

A ruling by the Supreme Court of British Columbia on the B.C. Credit Union Employers’ Pension Plan’s normal retirement date was the most-read story on…

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  • April 29, 2022 April 28, 2022
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Majority of employees, executives missing at least one work day due to mental-health challenges: survey

The majority of chief executive officers (83 per cent) and employees (70 per cent) report missing at least one day of work due to stress,…

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  • April 28, 2022 April 27, 2022
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36% of racialized, Indigenous employees reporting psychological safety concerns: survey

More than a third (36 per cent) of racialized and Indigenous Canadian employees said they feel their colleagues may deliberately act in a way that…

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  • April 28, 2022 April 27, 2022
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U.S. employers financially impacted by employees’ deteriorating mental health: survey

Nearly three-quarters (71 per cent) of U.S. employers feel the deteriorating mental health of their workforce is having a negative financial impact on their companies,…

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  • April 28, 2022 April 27, 2022
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Ontario NDP platform includes dental care, pharmacare, paid leave

Ontario’s New Democratic Party’s election platform includes universal dental care, mental-health care and pharmacare. Following the agreement reached between the federal Liberals and NDP in late…

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  • April 25, 2022 April 25, 2022
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Majority of Canadian employees at risk of burnout amid prolonged pandemic: survey

A majority (92 per cent) of Canadian employees feel they’re at risk of experiencing burnout as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, according to a new…

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United Way B.C., CUPE reach agreement to improve mental-health coverage

The United Way British Columbia and the union representing the organization’s employees have reached an agreement to increase extended mental-health coverage. The coverage, which has…

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  • April 22, 2022 April 21, 2022
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33% of Canadians say employer doesn’t offer workplace addiction support: survey

A third (33 per cent) of Canadians say their employer doesn’t offer workplace addiction support programs, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest mental-health index. The survey,…

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  • April 22, 2022 April 21, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An announcement regarding long-awaited amendments to the Patented Medicines Review Board regulations was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most…

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  • April 22, 2022 April 21, 2022
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Ontario municipality introducing four-day workweek

The Township of Springwater, Ont. is introducing a four-day workweek as part of a five-month pilot program to improve work-life balance for municipal employees. Starting…

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  • April 21, 2022 April 20, 2022
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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…

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  • April 20, 2022 April 20, 2022
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What are the top countries for work-life balance?

The top three countries in the world for work-life balance are the Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden, according to a new report by global employee benefits…

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  • April 20, 2022 April 20, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

A story that took an in-depth look at the federal government’s 2022 budget proposals and their potential impacts on employers and employees was the most-read…

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  • April 14, 2022 April 13, 2022
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2022 Group Benefits Providers Report: Virtual platforms reshaping public, private health-care landscape

Four months ago, my daughter woke up with a stye in one eye. While my 10-year-old was handling her infection like a champ, I wasn’t.…

How to help employees struggling with substance use amid the pandemic and beyond

In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, people found different ways of coping, from baking sourdough bread to clapping for health-care heroes to drinking…

Q&A with Hemalee Sisodraker

Endy’s director of people and culture discusses the importance of the employee experience; diversity, equity and inclusion commitments; and exploring Toronto. Q: What top challenges…