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Expert panel: Supporting employees’ mental health a marathon, not a sprint

Anyone who’s ever run a marathon or completed an endurance race or trek knows the last few miles are the hardest, both physically and mentally.…

Half of Canadians would leave job if flexibility isn’t extended post-pandemic: survey

More than half (54 per cent) of Canadian employees said they’d leave their employer if current flexibility in schedule and work location isn’t extended post-coronavirus…

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  • July 5, 2021 July 2, 2021
  • 09:00
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Lululemon supporting employee well-being amid pandemic

Lululemon Athletica Inc. is helping employees maintain physical and mental well-being amid the coronavirus pandemic with a series of wellness initiatives. In an emailed statement…

Insecure finances, physical health affecting well-being during lockdown: study

Insecure financial situations, worsening physical health and boredom in both work and free time were the biggest factors affecting British and French employees’ well-being during…

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  • June 30, 2021 June 30, 2021
  • 15:00

BMO training program highlighting importance of allyship for LGBTQ2S+ employees

The Bank of Montreal is empowering employees to become allies for their co-workers in the LGBTQ2S+ community. As part of its Zero Barriers to Inclusion…

Editorial: Looking back — and ahead — in an unprecedented year

Editorial: The fourth trimester and the benefits plan

As any new parent can attest to, those early hours, days and weeks with a new baby are beyond challenging. In the fourth trimester (a…

Head to head: Should a hybrid work model be the new normal post-pandemic?

Two human resources experts weigh in on the future of white-collar work once the coronavirus crisis is under control. Carolyn Byer, head of HR for…

Twitter adapting fitness benefit to help employees stay active, connected amid pandemic

Since shifting its employees to remote working at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Twitter Inc. adapted its fitness reimbursement benefit to the new virtual…

How will the potential work-from-anywhere boom post-pandemic impact benefits plans?

Since the global coronavirus pandemic prompted a move to remote working, white-collar employees are looking at jurisdictions from Nova Scotia to Bermuda, enticed by a…

Q&A with Citigroup’s Christine Discola

Citigroup Inc.’s director and country human resources officer discusses encouraging employee self-care, making CANnections and cooking for friends and family. Q: What top challenges do…

Canadians’ financial well-being on the decline: survey

Canadians finding financial stress affecting work, family life: survey

Nearly two in five (38 per cent) Canadians polled said money is their No. 1 source of stress in life, even more than personal health…

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  • June 28, 2021 June 28, 2021
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Manulife supporting employees with new virtual health, wellness program

Manulife Financial Corp.’s new virtual health and wellness program is aiming to help employees keep healthy, engaged and connected amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The…

Employees unsure whether employer provides substance abuse resources

An equal percentage of Canadian employees said their employer does (27 per cent) or doesn’t (27 per cent) provide resources to help those experiencing challenges…

  • By: Staff
  • June 25, 2021 June 24, 2021
  • 15:00

Meet the judges of the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards

With the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards’ nomination process drawing to a close in a couple of weeks, Benefits Canada is pleased to announce this year’s…

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  • June 25, 2021 June 24, 2021
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Working for organization that values DEI issues important for 71% of employees: survey

The majority (71 per cent) of employees said it’s important to them to work for an organization that values diversity and is equitable and inclusive,…

Remote work, employee retention key issues for post-pandemic workplaces: surveys

In an effort to retain employees post-coronavirus pandemic, employers across the country are embracing remote working and signalling it’s here to stay, according to a…

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  • June 23, 2021 June 23, 2021
  • 09:00

Sounding Board: Chiropractic care more vital than ever

There’s a raging epidemic underway in Canada that receives very little attention, despite its devastating impacts. It wreaks havoc on people’s health, fuels the opioid…

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Amazon launching employee health programs in Canada

Amazon.com Inc. is launching a digital health-care platform for its Canadian employees. The My Wellbeing platform provides employees with access to a range of health-care…

Generation Z valuing employee wellness programs for successful remote work: survey

While only 15 per cent of surveyed working Canadians listed wellness programs among their top three factors for successful remote work, the figure is almost…

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  • June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021
  • 15:00
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Deadline extended for 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards

Benefits Canada is extending the deadline for entering the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards to Wednesday, July 7. The annual awards, which will be held virtually on Oct. 14,…

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  • June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021
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Workplace Benefits Awards wins highlight investment in employees’ health, well-being

The TMX Group Ltd.’s double award win at Benefits Canada’s 2020 Workplace Benefits Awards is shining a spotlight on the organization’s efforts to support its…

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North American employees experiencing highest stress levels amid pandemic: survey

North American employees are experiencing the highest daily stress levels in the world during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by Gallup. It…

  • By: Staff
  • June 17, 2021 June 15, 2021
  • 09:00

Investing in iCBT offerings can pay off for employers

As many employees struggle with mental-health issues during these tumultuous times, internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy is one tool that may help them bounce back. Employers…

Pride Month: How employers can create a more inclusive work culture

When Mercer Canada recently partnered with a vendor on an employee well-being initiative, the human resources team noticed the images included in the materials reflected…

Workplace Benefits Awards offers opportunity to learn from other employers, says 2020 winner

Recognition in not one, but two categories at Benefits Canada‘s 2020 Workplace Benefits Awards is helping get the word out to Scotiabank employees that the bank is a…