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A look at a survey finding employees are prioritizing workplace benefits plans amid an increasingly competitive job market took the top spot as the most-read story over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Canadian employees prioritizing benefits programs over pay: survey 2. Survey finds cost of […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 15, 2021 October 15, 2021
  • 09:00
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The majority (87 per cent) of U.S. millennial employees are more interested in certain benefits this year, with life insurance (39 per cent) topping the list, followed by financial planning tools (34 per cent), dental insurance (31 per cent) and legal plans (29 per cent), according to a new survey by Rainmakers CSI for MetLife […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 13, 2021 October 13, 2021
  • 15:00

The coronavirus pandemic is changing what perks millennial managers consider “must haves,” according to a new survey by MetLife Inc. It found millennial managers (ages 26 to 40) are significantly more likely to describe pet insurance (up 58 per cent), legal services (up 50 per cent) and financial planning tools (up 40 per cent) as “must […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 24, 2021 September 24, 2021
  • 15:00

A court in Amsterdam ruled Sept. 13 that Uber drivers fall under the Dutch taxi drivers’ collective labour agreement — meaning they’re entitled to the same employment benefits as taxi drivers. Uber said it would appeal the ruling. The Amsterdam civil court said in a statement that three judges ruled the legal relationship between Uber and its drivers “conforms to all […]

Providing free pads and tampons in federally regulated workplaces could cost employers more than $1 million annually to become a reality, Canada’s labour minister was told earlier this year. The March briefing note to Filomena Tassi estimated the annual employer costs would likely be $1.17 million to provide free tampons and pads, based on an annual, […]

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 work location that truly fits their lifestyle. And many employers are allowing the option, even post-pandemic, with companies planning out what return to work looks like and how remote work […]

While employees are being more open about their gender identities — whether they identify as gender fluid, intersex, non-binary, transgender or two-spirit — at work these days, there’s still progress to be made when it comes to benefits language, systems, plans and rate tables, says Chantelle Tadman, manager of benefits, savings plans and wellness at […]

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 leading employer when it comes to benefits offerings, says Ayman Alvi, director of global benefits. Read: Who are the winners of the 2020 Workplace Benefits Awards? “We participated in the Workplace […]

While the rates of drug and disability claims are returning to their pre-pandemic levels, employers are still contending with the impact of the coronavirus crisis on their benefits plans. Following the declaration of the pandemic in March 2020, there was a subsequent surge in drug claims attributed to medication stockpiling, said Frédéric Leblanc, strategic advisor […]

For many Canadians, the coronavirus pandemic profoundly changed their daily commute: people used to catching a subway or driving or biking to work now commute just mere steps from their bedroom to their home office, couch or kitchen table. According to Statistics Canada, the pandemic prompted a five-fold increase in the number of Canadians teleworking […]