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Employers can use the time surrounding ‘Blue Monday’ to ensure they’re communicating properly with employees and highlighting mental-health supports, says Gianna Ricciardi, vice-president and practice leader at Vita Assure Inc. Blue Monday — typically the third Monday in January — is considered to be the saddest day of the year because the combination of dreary weather […]

More than half (53 per cent) of Canadian employees say they feel negatively about work and 30 per cent feel tired and overworked, according to a new survey by ADP Canada. The survey, which polled more than 1,800 employees, found two-thirds (68 per cent) said work-life balance was among their top three priorities (along with […]

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  • November 1, 2023 November 1, 2023
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As several U.S. states enact legislation restricting gender-affirming care, Indeed Inc. is offering US$10,000 to transgender employees or those with transgender children who want to relocate, according to a report by the Financial Post. The hiring company will cover any tax liability created by the payment, which is considered income, said Misty Gaither, Indeed’s vice-president […]

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  • September 6, 2023 September 5, 2023
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Though still a fairly new concept, pet benefits are becoming a more common consideration when employers are expanding their offerings and looking to stand out. In August 2022, Talk Shop Media introduced a ‘pawrental’ leave policy, which allows employees to take time off around the adoption of a new pet to focus on ownership duties, […]

Sun Life Financial Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dialogue Health Technologies Inc. for roughly $365 million. The insurer initially invested in the virtual-care platform in 2020 and subsequently expanded the relationship as a large shareholder and partner. Dialogue will maintain its head office in Montreal and will continue to operate as a […]

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  • July 26, 2023 July 26, 2023
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Navacord Corp. is partnering with Belay Advisory, an Edmonton- and Calgary-based benefits consulting and wealth advisory firm. “We were drawn to Navacord because of their decentralized model that fosters strong entrepreneurial spirit, which has always been a cornerstone of our success at Belay,” said John Goode, a partner at Belay Advisory, in a press release. […]

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  • July 14, 2023 July 14, 2023
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Canadian generation Z employees experienced a decrease in happiness of 0.4 points in April, according to a new survey by ADP Canada. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 employees, found that, on a scale of one to 10, baby boomers reported the highest happiness score (7.3), followed by millennials (6.6), generation X (6.5) and […]

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  • April 27, 2023 April 26, 2023
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Even though the pandemic phase of the coronavirus crisis may be waning, two winners and three finalists in the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards’ mental-health categories are keeping their feet on the gas in making employee support a priority and overcoming the lingering stigma. Regardless of the sector in which they operate, all of these organizations […]

BluePrint CPAs is offering a paid gym membership exclusively to its in-office employees as part of the firm’s strategy to encourage a healthy workplace and incentivize in-person work. The Chatam, Ont.-based firm is also offering one paid hour per day for exercise, but employees can allot two hours per day to be out of the […]

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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, according to a new survey by LIMRA. It also found workplace supplemental health insurers reported a combined total of $453 million in the third quarter of 2022, three per cent […]

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  • January 17, 2023 January 16, 2023
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