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As the lines between work and family life become increasingly blurred amid the rise of remote working, employees are finding it hard to take time away from the office and, instead, are “quiet vacationing.” According to a recent survey by Harris Poll, more than three-quarters (78 per cent) of U.S. workers said they don’t make […]

More than two-fifths (42 per cent) of workers feel exhausted after work; with a quarter citing excessive workload as the leading cause of their burnout, according to Telus Health’s latest mental-health index. The survey found Canadians’ overall mental-health score declined to 64.0, down from 64.4 in March. Indeed, respondents also cited too many personal demands (20 […]

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  • June 19, 2024 June 18, 2024
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Nearly half (45 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’ve experienced burnout, down from 58 per cent in August 2020, according to a new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 employees, found women (49 per cent) continued to report higher levels of burnout than men (41 per cent). Across generations, […]

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  • June 13, 2024 June 12, 2024
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While a majority (82 per cent) of Canadian employees say summer flexible working policies help reduce burnout, 42 per cent say they’re less productive during the summer, according to a new survey by Dayforce Inc. The survey, which polled more than 2,800 full-time employees in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., found more than half […]

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  • June 5, 2024 June 4, 2024
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The number of Canadian businesses implementing four-day workweek schedules has increased by 34 per cent over the past year, according to a new study by Bright HR Ltd. It found, overall, there was a 25 per cent increase in the number of businesses implementing four-day workweeks in the past year. There was only a slight increase of […]

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  • May 29, 2024 May 28, 2024
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The rise of remote work has led to a loss of workplace social connections that is negatively affecting employees, according to a new report by the Conference Board of Canada. The report, which is based on multiple surveys conducted between 2022 and 2023, found employers are concerned about workplace isolation as flexible work arrangements become […]

A majority (90 per cent) of U.S. workers have “rage applied” for a new job in the last six months, according to a new survey by Bold Ltd. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 employees, found nearly nine in 10 (88 per cent) said they’ve experienced burnout, with roughly a quarter noting they think about quitting their job every […]

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  • May 1, 2024 May 1, 2024
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An article on how remote and hybrid working arrangements are leading to a ‘Great Exhaustion’ was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the past week: 1. Rise of remote, hybrid working leading employees to a ‘Great Exhaustion,’ says expert 2. Sounding Board: How employers can create […]

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  • April 12, 2024 April 11, 2024
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Taking a break is always a good idea for employees, whether it’s a mid-morning stretch, a walk around the block, a lunch break in the cafeteria or taking 15 minutes to have a social catch-up with a colleague. Whatever it looks like, taking regular breaks throughout the workday is essential for maintaining positive mental health, […]

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The average global workday contracted by 15 per cent between the first quarter of 2021 and the fourth quarter of 2023, from nine hours and 52 minutes to nine hours and five minutes, according to a new report by workforce analytics platform ActivTrak. The report analyzed data collected through the platform between 2021 and 2023 […]

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  • April 9, 2024 April 8, 2024
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