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Harnessing the power of laughter to improve mental health

Harnessing the power of laughter to improve mental health

Mental illness isn’t a laughing matter…or is it? At the 2011 Mental Health Summit, hosted by Benefits Canada at the Sutton Place Hotel in Toronto…

Employers need mental health road map

Employers need mental health road map

Mental illness affects all organizations, and many struggle to address the problem in a manner that is both humane and fiscally responsible.

How the Canadian Forces keep mentally fit

How the Canadian Forces keep mentally fit

The physical dangers associated with a career in the Canadian Forces are readily apparent. Less obvious, perhaps, is the mental strain faced by military personnel…

  • By: Neil Faba
  • November 11, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 11:13
HSAs benefit U.S. employers and employees

HSAs benefit U.S. employers and employees

Two U.S. surveys reveal that health savings accounts (HSAs) are helping both employers and consumers manage healthcare costs.

  • By: Neil Faba
  • November 11, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 08:54
Office holiday parties a victim of budget cuts

Office holiday parties a victim of budget cuts

Santa Claus may not be coming to town after all, as office holiday parties have become a casualty in many Canadian organizations facing budget considerations…

  • By: Staff
  • November 10, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 09:57
Keep employees healthy during flu season

Keep employees healthy during flu season

‘Tis the season—for the flu, that is. And that means it’s time to consider ways to keep your employees healthy and your business running smoothly.

  • By: Tammy Burns
  • November 7, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 14:33
5 ways to improve corporate wellness

5 ways to improve corporate wellness

With insurance costs rising for North American companies and their employees, implementing innovative solutions to improve wellness and slow down costs has become a business…

Tuition assistance benefits employers

Tuition assistance benefits employers

Helping employees go back to school isn’t just good for the worker—it’s good for the employer, too. According to the Tuition Assistance Value Study, conducted…

  • By: Staff
  • November 3, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 08:37
Q&A: Lafarge’s health director talks about wellness

Q&A: Lafarge’s health director talks about wellness

From Lafarge’s perspective, why is focusing on health and wellness a good business strategy? If we’re spending money on benefits above and beyond what the…

The battle to keep employees healthy

The battle to keep employees healthy

Lafarge North America is a leading supplier of construction materials. Until a few years ago, it was losing its battle against increasing healthcare costs in the…

Accommodating dependency in the workplace

Accommodating dependency in the workplace

For individuals who are dependent on alcohol and/or drugs, that dependency can be more than just a social issue—it can also can impact their performance…

More U.S. companies using carrots and sticks to promote employee health

More U.S. companies using carrots and sticks to promote employee health

(Note: The survey findings reported here are based on the responses of 248 companies based in the U.S. Findings based on the responses of Canadian…

  • By: Staff
  • November 1, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 12:05
More employees using auto-enrollment

More employees using auto-enrollment

The number of U.S. employees using auto-enrollment features for their benefits plans has more than doubled since 2005, reports the Guardian Life Insurance Company of…

  • By: Staff
  • November 1, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 10:29

Employers should weigh human rights, health risks when drafting pandemic policies

Employers are facing a growing number of legal considerations as they continually adapt policies amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a recent webinar hosted…

Feds supporting B.C. workplace violence-, harassment-prevention training program

The federal government, the B.C. Maritime Employers Association and its partners, the Warehouse Union Canada, and the Ending Violence Association of B.C., are launching a comprehensive…

  • By: Staff
  • February 11, 2021 March 26, 2021
  • 09:00

B.C. making it easier for employees to make coronavirus compensation claims

A recent change to British Columbia employment law is making it easier for workers to claim compensation related to a coronavirus infection. Last August, B.C.…

  • By: Staff
  • February 10, 2021 March 26, 2021
  • 09:00

How employers are supporting the big shift to remote work

For years, many employees had ad hoc, work-from-home arrangements with their employers. Then came the coronavirus pandemic, which kicked the shift to remote working into…

Q&A with Coca-Cola Canada’s senior director of total rewards

Martha Callum, Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd.’s senior director of total rewards, talks about the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, diversity and inclusion initiatives and perfecting…

How to communicate the value of a benefits plan to employees

It’s often said perception is reality and that’s definitely true when it comes to benefits plans. If employees can’t easily perceive the value in their…

  • By: Tom Milne
  • March 9, 2021 March 22, 2021
  • 09:00

New Zealand now offers paid leave for miscarriage, should Canada follow suit?

New Zealand’s parliament unanimously approved legislation last month that gives couples the right to three days of paid leave after a miscarriage or stillbirth, making…

90% of Canadian remote workers say working from home hasn’t hurt productivity: survey

It’s been almost 13 months (and counting) since the coronavirus pandemic sent millions of Canadians home to work for what was supposed to be the…

  • By: Staff
  • April 7, 2021 April 8, 2021
  • 09:00

Employers must weigh several factors while planning for post-pandemic future: webinar

Many white-collar employees were forced to work from home when a global coronavirus pandemic was declared last March, but now, with an eye toward the…