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As ‘quiet hiring’ becomes more prominent amid a challenging labour market, communication and incentivization are key considerations for employers, says Janet Candido, founder and principal of human resources consultancy Candido Consulting Group. “It can be a great growth opportunity for an employee, whether it’s presented as a stretch assignment or just an upscaling opportunity. You […]


Nearly half (46 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’re feeling burned out from their jobs, down slightly from 49 per cent in 2022, according to a new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 workers, found women (58 per cent) and younger employees (51 per cent) were more likely […]

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  • March 9, 2023 March 8, 2023
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Although a majority (86 per cent) of U.S. employees say they experienced at least one mental-health challenge over the past year, just a third (33 per cent) said they received mental-health care during that time, according to a survey by Lyra Health Inc. The survey, which polled more than 2,500 employees and more than 250 employers, […]

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  • March 7, 2023 March 6, 2023
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When it comes to chronic conditions, there’s a difference in understanding and appreciating — “and this difference goes a long way in helping employers navigate their disability claims and accommodations,” said Yvonne Murphy, director of disability claims and group benefits at Sun Life Financial Inc., during a session at Benefits Canada’s Chronic Disease at Work conference in […]


The vast majority (91 per cent) of U.K. organizations participating in a four-day workweek pilot project say they’ll continue with a four-day workweek after the project, according to non-profit 4 Day Week Global. The pilot program, which was conducted in the U.K, guided more than 60 organizations and almost 3,000 workers through a six-month trial […]

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  • February 22, 2023 February 22, 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 […]

Exactly a decade ago this month, Canadian employers were introduced to the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace — a global first-of-its-kind framework designed to guide organizations looking to shift their workplace culture towards one that promotes mental health and prevents psychological harm at work. While the standard is still being […]

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 recognize an employee needs help. The scripts guide managers through broaching the conversation, directing employees to the appropriate company support tools, following up with the individual and maintaining confidentiality. Company […]

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More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of employees say their manager impacts their mental health as much as their spouse or partner, according to a new survey by human resources consultancy UKG. The survey, which polled 2,200 employees from around the world, found 70 per cent of respondents said their employer needs to do more […]

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  • January 27, 2023 January 26, 2023
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A four-day workweek may be gaining mainstream momentum in corporate Canada as workplaces continue to fine tune schedules and working conditions, suggests new research. A survey by recruitment firm Robert Half Canada Inc. found 91 per cent of senior managers said they would support a four-day workweek for their team. Most managers also anticipate their […]