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More than eight in 10 (82 per cent) senior leaders say they’ve experienced exhaustion indicative of burnout, according to a survey by Deloitte Canada and LifeWorks Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,100 senior leaders from 11 companies in global markets including Canada, Europe and the U.S., found nearly all (96 per cent) of those […]

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  • August 4, 2022 August 3, 2022
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While more than a third of disability claims under Canadian employer-sponsored benefits plans in 2022 were due to mental-health reasons, just two-thirds (63 per cent) of organizations are addressing this risk effectively, according to a new survey by Mercer. The survey, which polled more than 100 organizations globally, found more than half (55 per cent) […]

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  • July 26, 2022 July 25, 2022
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Three-fifths (60 per cent) of Canadian employees are considering leaving their job due to factors such as burnout and a lack of alignment with their employer’s values, according to a new survey by Ceridian HCM Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 employees, found among employees looking for a new role, 39 per cent said […]

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  • July 13, 2022 July 13, 2022
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Employers can help employees achieve an optimal work-life balance by embedding a right-to-disconnect policy into their overall business practices, says Lidia Pawlikowski, associate vice-president of Hub International Ltd. Last month, Ontario’s right-to-disconnect legislation took effect, requiring employers with 25 or more workers to have a written policy for employees to disconnect from their job at […]

When Steph Rebello took her first job spearheading diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, she was excited to make change in the corporate world — but less than two years later, she was burnt out. “I wasn’t playing to my strengths,” says the Toronto woman. “I wasn’t actually fulfilling some of my design research skills and […]

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More than two-fifths (44 per cent) of employers believe remote working has led women to exit the workforce due to the potential for longer workdays, according to a new survey by Mercer Canada. The global survey found more than half (52 per cent) of male respondents said they’ve experienced shorter workdays while working remotely, but […]

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  • June 8, 2022 June 7, 2022
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Three-quarters (77 per cent) of employees believe remote and hybrid working has improved their overall well-being, according to a survey by Cisco Systems Inc. The survey, which polled 28,000 full-time employees across the globe, found six in 10 employees who switched to remote working during the coronavirus pandemic reported improvements in their quality of work (61 […]

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  • May 19, 2022 May 18, 2022
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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect people’s employment experience, four-day workweek trials around the world are testing a new way of working. Tina Dacin, professor and Stephen J.R. Smith chair of strategy and organizational behaviour at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University The seemingly endless ebbs and flows of the pandemic have required people […]

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Three-quarters (74 per cent) of employees with flexible schedules are working more hours than they were pre-pandemic, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled more than 500 employees, found 60 per cent of all respondents are putting in 40 or more hours a week. Almost half (45 per […]

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  • May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022
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Nearly half (47 per cent) of mothers are feeling burnt out trying to balance work and childcare responsibilities, according to a new survey by the Canadian Women’s Foundation. The survey, which polled more than 1,500 working caregivers, found a vast majority (96 per cent) of moms agreed mothers and other caregivers have been significantly impacted by […]

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  • May 11, 2022 May 12, 2022
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