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U.S. employers, employees divided over workplace DEI efforts: survey

While 80 per cent of U.S. employers say their company is doing enough to address diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, just 66 per…

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  • March 6, 2023 March 6, 2023
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72% of Canadian employees plan to take a bizcation in 2023: survey

Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of Canadian employees who have the option of taking a bizcation plan to do so this year, according to a…

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  • March 6, 2023 March 5, 2023
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Survey finds 83% of global employers have an employee well-being strategy

The majority (83 per cent) of global employers say they have an employee well-being strategy, up significantly from 55 per cent in 2020, according to…

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  • March 3, 2023 March 3, 2023
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Employee mental well-being begins with supportive workplace culture: webinar

While employee benefits are an important part of supporting mental health, these programs must be supported by a workplace culture that encourages mental well-being, said…


Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on a private member’s bill prohibiting the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board from making certain investments was the most-read story on over…

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  • March 3, 2023 March 2, 2023
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Sodexo launches global benefits program including parental leave, life insurance

Sodexo Group is supporting its multinational workforce with parental and care leave, life insurance and an employee assistance phone line. The food services company will…

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  • March 2, 2023 March 1, 2023
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MVF supporting employees’ financial wellness needs through new cost-of-living benefit

MVF is supporting its multinational workforce amid rising inflation with a new cost-of-living benefit. The U.K.-based marketing company introduced the new benefit last October, after…

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68% of workers say focus on employee well-being, DEI drives trust in company: survey

More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of Canadian workers say their employer’s focus on employee safety and well-being drives trust in the company’s brand, according…

Mosaic, Unifor agreement includes pension, paid leave gains

The union representing 750 mining workers at Mosaic Potash Esterhazy Ltd. in Esterhazy, Sask. has ratified a four-year collective agreement that includes pension and benefits…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • February 28, 2023 February 28, 2023
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Coverage of the 2023 Chronic Disease at Work conference

For almost 10 years, Benefits Canada’s Chronic Disease at Work conference has examined the current trends in chronic disease in Canada and what they mean for plan…

Proactive, customized health and wellness strategies must consider pandemic impacts

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, employers will likely start to see more chronic diseases in their employee population and should consider proactive strategies…

What employers need to know about alopecia areata

In just three months, Jennifer Krahn’s life completely changed. The vivacious and confident ex-athlete and biology teacher began her journey with alopecia areata when she…

A look at the impact of shingles in the workplace

In 2021, Marcy came into Pavithra Ravinatarajan’s pharmacy with a handful of blisters on her face, which she thought was the result of a new…

How employers can support plan members with multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, which tends to strike at the height of people’s working years, can have a significant impact on their productivity at work, as well…

Return-to-work strategies, open communication help alleviate employee stress, anxiety

While the World Health Organization defines stress as any type of change that causes physical, emotional or psychological strain, simply put, it’s the body’s response…

Evidence-based treatments key to effective obesity management

We live in an information ecosystem — especially when talking about obesity — that’s full of misinformation, fads and gimmicks, said Ian Patton, director of…

Supporting employees with chronic, complex conditions helps manage benefits costs

When it comes to chronic conditions, there’s a difference in understanding and appreciating — “and this difference goes a long way in helping employers navigate their…

Addressing substance use as a health concern, not a performance issue

Stigmatization is a pervasive issue for people living with a substance-use disorder, said Anthony Esposti, chief executive officer at the Community Addictions Peer Support Association,…

A third of Canadian workers at high mental-health risk: survey

A third (32 per cent) of Canadian workers are at high mental-health risk — considerably higher than the 14 per cent who were found to be…

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  • February 24, 2023 February 23, 2023
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Nearly all U.S. workers say it’s important for employers to provide a retirement savings plan: survey

Nearly all (98 per cent) U.S. employees believe it’s important for their employer to provide a retirement savings plan, according to a new survey by…

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  • February 23, 2023 February 22, 2023
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Four-day workweek pilot participants benefit from reduced burnout, better mental health

The vast majority (91 per cent) of U.K. organizations participating in a four-day workweek pilot project say they’ll continue with a four-day workweek after the…

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  • February 22, 2023 February 22, 2023
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How employers can support employees with psoriatic conditions

In 2021, more than 50 per cent of people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis said their condition has had a negative impact at work, according…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • February 21, 2023 February 21, 2023
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Hybrid work expectations differ between employers, employees

For public relations executive Terance Brouse, the office is where creativity flows. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, employees at Maverick PR work from the firm’s…


Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on how employers can close the pension gap among BIPOC employees was the most-read story on over the last week. Here are…

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  • February 17, 2023 February 16, 2023
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