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Employees who feel they don’t belong at work more likely to quit: survey

Employees who feel like they don’t belong at their workplace are 59 per cent more likely to consider quitting their job due to mental-health concerns,…

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  • January 19, 2023 January 18, 2023
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Acera Insurance merging with Calgary-based Fairfield Watson

Acera Insurance is merging with Fairfield Watson Inc., a Calgary-based consulting firm specializing in employee benefits, insurance and retirement. The new company will retain the Acera…

  • By: Staff
  • January 18, 2023 January 18, 2023
  • 15:00

CIBC prioritizing accessibility, inclusion in new office space

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is prioritizing accessibility and inclusion in its new offices at CIBC Square in downtown Toronto. “The building was formally announced…

Walmart enhancing benefits plan with fertility treatments, gender affirmation

Walmart Canada is enhancing its employee benefits plan with coverage for fertility treatments and gender affirmation. Nadia Cerisano, vice-president of total rewards and global mobility…

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Survey finds sales of U.S. supplemental health insurance products increasing

Sales of U.S. workplace supplemental health insurance products totalled US$2.1 billion in the first nine months of 2022, rising 11 per cent year over year,…

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  • January 17, 2023 January 16, 2023
  • 09:00

Microsoft’s U.S. employees receiving unlimited vacation days

Microsoft Corp. is providing its full-time U.S. employees with unlimited time off, effective this week. The policy, which will only apply to salaried U.S. workers,…

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  • January 16, 2023 January 16, 2023
  • 15:00

Employers can use ‘Blue Monday’ to reset workplace mental-health strategies

The third Monday in January, also known as ‘Blue Monday,’ is considered to be the saddest day of the year, as people contend with frigid…

62% of U.S. women expect to postpone retirement due to inflation: survey

Nearly two-thirds (62 per cent) of U.S. women say they expect to retire later than originally planned or not at all due to rising inflation,…

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  • January 13, 2023 January 13, 2023
  • 15:00
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on the potential impacts of Alberta withdrawing from the Canada Pension Plan was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here…

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  • January 13, 2023 January 12, 2023
  • 09:00
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Wage costs up, working hours down due to absenteeism: report

While employment is more than three per cent higher than it was at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, working hours are up by only…

  • By: Staff
  • January 13, 2023 January 12, 2023
  • 09:00

Employer-sponsored health benefits costs projected to rise 7.5% in 2023: report

The costs of employer-sponsored medical benefits in Canada are expected to rise 7.5 per cent in 2023, according to a new report by Aon. The…

  • By: Staff
  • January 13, 2023 January 12, 2023
  • 09:00

How employers can ease return to office for employees with disabilities

Employers requiring workers with disabilities to return to the office should increase flexibility and regularly check in with these employees to make the transition as…

Flexible workplaces a win-win for workers, employers: report

Flexible schedules and shorter workweeks can lead to more productive, healthy and loyal workers, according to a new report on work-life balance by the United Nations’…

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

An article about an open letter that highlighted how proposed amendments to the federal Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act could have a positive impact on defined benefit…

  • By: Staff
  • October 21, 2022 October 21, 2022
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Apple withholding employee benefits from unionized store

Apple Inc. is withholding its latest employee benefits from workers at one of its unionized retail stores. The technology giant is set to provide employees…

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  • October 19, 2022 October 19, 2022
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SIGA liable for $1.2M in LTD benefits following termination without cause: Saskatchewan court

The Saskatchewan Court of King’s Bench has held the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority liable for more than $1.2 million in long-term disability benefits owed to…

Telus training managers to recognize signs of employees experiencing mental-health struggles

Telus Communications Inc. is training its people leaders to recognize when employees are experiencing mental-health struggles. The organization provides leaders with scripts to refer to when they…

Editorial: Wrapping up 2022 with healthy outcomes, award winners and a glimpse at the future of work

The autumn is typically a busy one for the industry, but this year was especially eventful over at Benefits Canada. After a brief hiatus, the…

Coverage of the 2022 Healthy Outcomes Conference

After a brief hiatus, Benefits Canada’s long-standing Healthy Outcomes Conference returned as an in-person event designed for employers to exchange ideas and best practices for…

StoneRidge Insurance Brokers acquiring benefits consultancy MultiCare Group

Ontario-based StoneRidge Insurance Brokers Corp. is acquiring employee benefits consultancy MultiCare Group. The acquisition will allow StoneRidge to provide a full range of insurance, risk…

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  • September 21, 2022 September 21, 2022
  • 15:00

Lussier acquiring HR consultancy Matière Grise

Insurance broker Lussier Inc. is acquiring human resources consultancy Matière Grise. The acquisition will allow the Quebec-based broker to expand its employee benefits consulting services,…

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  • September 19, 2022 September 19, 2022
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How employers can leverage pay transparency to achieve pay equity

Just because employers are transparent with their compensation philosophy or ranges, it doesn’t always mean they’re equitable in their compensation process, says Andrea Bartlett, director…