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Expert panel: How employers can support working parents this summer

Heading into the summer months, parents of young or school-aged children are likely juggling work with gaps in their childcare needs. While many working parents…

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Expert panel: Considerations for disability management in a hybrid work environment

As this wave of the coronavirus pandemic abates and more organizations settle into their respective futures of work, leadership teams are considering how the many…

Expert panel: Designing a benefits plan for the new world of work in 2022 and beyond

As companies adapt their people strategies for return to the office or for a new remote or hybrid work arrangement, employee retention will be a…

  • By: Kim Siddall
  • December 30, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 09:00

Expert panel: Six ways to incorporate green initiatives into benefits offerings

The Council of Parties to the United Nations’ climate convention, known as COP26, which is currently underway in Glasgow has put climate change on the…

How employers can help staff dive back into in-person work

As Canadians watch the U.S. reopen with life returning to normal in various stages, in addition to thoughts of attending sporting events, concerts and gathering…

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New research finds asset owners largely satisfied with pandemic performance

The vast majority of investors (82 per cent) are satisfied with how their portfolios performed in the first half of 2020, despite some weak results…

  • By: Les Marton
  • August 18, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 07:43
Mindful benefits plan design should consider mental health

Mindful benefits plan design should consider mental health

Mental illness and problems with mental health cost employers $20 billion annually, and it’s the cause of one in every three claims for short- and…

  • April 2, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:30
Evolving trends in absence and disability management

Evolving trends in absence and disability management

With the start of a new year, organizations have new goals and budgets to meet. Many organizations take the new year as an opportunity to…

  • January 15, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:00

How to use benefits to support diversity and inclusion

Creating and supporting an environment of diversity and inclusion is top of mind for most employers today. With increasing globalization and a highly competitive marketplace,…

  • October 2, 2018 March 21, 2022
  • 08:30
Tips for workforce planning amid the changing landscape for leaves of absence

Tips for workforce planning amid the changing landscape for leaves of absence

Life doesn’t always happen outside of business hours. Everyone experiences the challenges of managing elements of their personal lives while being physically and mentally present at…

  • June 4, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 15:30
Seven benefits trends to watch in 2018

Seven benefits trends to watch in 2018

As a new year begins, many organizations are considering their strategies for benefits plan management in 2018 and beyond. Faced with the challenge of balancing employee needs and…

  • January 8, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 15:49
Using benefits design to drive employee engagement

Using benefits design to drive employee engagement

As employee engagement garners more attention as a key performance indicator, it’s also weaving its way into the way employers design and construct their workplace…

  • October 4, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 15:27
The challenges of terminating benefits for employees on disability

The challenges of terminating benefits for employees on disability

Canadian employers are generally familiar with dealing with employees with disabilities from the outset of a condition through to accommodation and helping them return to work…

  • April 26, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 09:00
Tackling the challenges of benefits provision for employees over age 65

Tackling the challenges of benefits provision for employees over age 65

Increasing longevity, better health and the elimination of mandatory retirement means many Canadians are delaying their retirement past age 65, presenting employers with both advantages…

  • September 12, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 09:36
How to successfully reintegrate a returning worker from disability leave

How to successfully reintegrate a returning worker from disability leave

Temporary workplace accommodation is one of the cornerstones of disability management. It helps employees return to work safely and aids in their recovery as they return…

  • May 23, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 09:30
New Year’s resolutions for your benefits program

New Year’s resolutions for your benefits program

The start of a New Year brings with it new beginnings and new possibilities. As a result, many of us choose to make resolutions to…

  • January 7, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 10:59
Benefits considerations for your international workers

Benefits considerations for your international workers

The global economy continues to drive employers to send their employees abroad. But you, as the employer, need to have a solid plan in place…

  • December 7, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 08:00
Trends in workplace wellness

Trends in workplace wellness

Workplace wellness programs have come a long way in recent years. Once considered fluff by many, most organizations have embraced wellness in the workplace, and…

  • September 24, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 07:00
Should you let employees buy and sell vacation days?

Should you let employees buy and sell vacation days?

I’m going to go out on a limb here, and guess that vacation has been on your mind recently. With the sun shining and patios…

  • August 5, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 11:38
How to handle a workplace accommodation

How to handle a workplace accommodation

Your employee has come to you to tell you that they’re having a difficult time with tasks at work. They don’t want time off, but…

  • June 23, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 11:56
How to help employees build resilience

How to help employees build resilience

With recent changes in the Canadian economy, work these days might look and feel a bit different. Your workplace may have had to tighten spending…

  • May 8, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 12:18
Navigating the world of specialty drugs

Navigating the world of specialty drugs

Maneuvering through treatment plans can be challenging for plan members who are both managing a chronic health condition and have been prescribed a specialty biologic…

  • April 13, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 11:59
How to help employees stay motivated for wellness

How to help employees stay motivated for wellness

Your organization has gone to great lengths to put in a thoughtful and comprehensive wellness program for your employees. You’ve chosen elements of your program…

  • February 17, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 11:26
Genetic testing: The next employee benefit?

Genetic testing: The next employee benefit?

Organizations often look to their benefits for innovative ways to differentiate themselves from others as they compete for talent. A look to recent developments in…

  • December 17, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 10:42
Workplace worries about Ebola

Workplace worries about Ebola

With developments in the Ebola outbreak in the news most days, employers may be thinking about how this virus might impact their workplace and the…

  • November 6, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 11:55