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Nearly three-quarters (70 per cent) of global employees say they feel increasingly stressed as their employer has set more aggressive performance goals, with the percentage rising among Canadians (75 per cent), according to a new survey by Dayforce Inc. The survey, which polled more than 8,000 workers across Australia, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 12, 2024 February 9, 2024
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Although mental health is approached differently in workplaces around the globe, most multinational employers want to ensure a continuity of care and maintain a similar experience for all employees, while respecting local cultural and legal considerations. For Scotiabank, these considerations include focusing on what types of support are needed, what the employee experience is going […]

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 […]

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Nearly all Canadian employers that have implemented a four-day workweek report increased employee happiness (96 per cent) and say they’d continue with this schedule indefinitely (93 per cent), according to a new report by York University. The report, which analyzed responses from around 30 Canadian companies across the public and private sectors that have moved […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 29, 2023 November 28, 2023
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When Desjardins Insurance launched a study to redefine employee health and well-being, an unexpected finding came through loud and clear: Canadian employers and insurers should be paying much closer attention to millennial plan members. Millennials are a cohort of people born between 1980 and 1996. Since 2016, the generation has comprised the largest segment of […]

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Two-fifths (38 per cent) of U.S. employees say they haven’t taken a vacation in the past 12 months, according to a new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting. The survey, which polled more than 1,300 workers, found lower-income employees (59 per cent), generation Z (46 per cent) and workers without a college degree (46 per cent) […]

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  • November 20, 2023 November 17, 2023
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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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More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of U.S. employees say they plan to stay with their current employer, up from 64 per cent in 2022 but down from 72 per cent in 2021, according to a new survey by Mercer. The survey, which polled more than 4,500 employees, found three-quarters (74 per cent) said they […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 31, 2023 October 31, 2023
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More than half (57 per cent) of U.S. workers say they’re currently experiencing at least moderate levels of burnout, according to a new report by Aflac Inc. The survey, which polled 2,000 employees, found workplace stress is disproportionately affecting both women and younger workers. Indeed, 75 per cent of women reported experiencing burnout at work, […]

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  • October 20, 2023 October 19, 2023
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Thomson Reuters Corp. is supporting employee mental health by creating opportunities for workers to connect with each other and highlighting resources to support mental health during its month-long ‘Courage to Connect’ campaign. The company will also hold its second annual Global Mental-Health Day Off on Oct. 23, allowing employees to fully check out of work […]