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An article highlighting CGI Group’s initiatives for Mental Health Awareness Month was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the past week: 1. CGI Group promoting mental-health support through compassion tool, employee recognition 2. Gen Z reports worsened communication skills due to remote working, […]

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  • May 24, 2024 May 23, 2024
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Four years ago, as the coronavirus pandemic entered its third month, I unknowingly — and unwittingly — took my first steps towards a new chapter in my career. As a writer for a Canadian travel trade publication, I was suddenly without work as the health crisis brought the global travel industry to a screeching halt. […]

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More than 40 years after Ted Benna conceived of what’s now known as the modern defined contribution pension plan structure, the so-called ‘father of the 401(k)’ is still trying to create a retirement savings plan that’s accessible for employees at all income levels. While working at Johnson Cos. in September 1979, Benna found a way […]

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A story on how Organon Canada is supporting women employees at every stage of their career 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. Organon launching initiative to support women’s career, health journey in the workplace 2. Survey finds 38% of Canadian employees […]

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  • April 19, 2024 April 18, 2024
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Simply put, a glide path is a calculation designed to support an employee’s desired retirement timeline through investments in a target-date fund. When an employee first joins a defined contribution pension plan with a target-date fund, they’re exposed to capital appreciation assets that offer the most attractive risk-adjusted returns in the wealth accumulation phase, typically […]

More than half (55 per cent) of Americans say they’re worried they won’t achieve financial security in retirement, according to a new survey by the National Institute on Retirement Security. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 individuals aged 25 and older in the U.S., found more than three-quarters (79 per cent) believed there’s a retirement […]

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  • March 1, 2024 February 29, 2024
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Fewer than four in 10 Black Americans say they’ve saved or are saving enough for retirement according to a new survey by LIMRA. The survey, which polled 3,000 employees, also found Black Americans were less likely than the general population to have invested in a workplace retirement account (37 per cent compared to 46 per […]

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  • February 16, 2024 February 15, 2024
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An article on the Canada Revenue Agency’s guidance for how employers must determine the province of employment for remote workers was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week: 1. CRA clarifying how employers must determine province of employment for remote workers 2. Quebec’s amendment […]

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  • February 16, 2024 February 15, 2024
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Since decreased cognition can impact retirees’ ability to make sound decisions, the Canadian Union of Public Employees urges its members to discuss financial matters with their families long before exiting the workforce. “If we wait until we’re in distress, we either make very bad decisions or we don’t make any decisions at all, which can […]

While the vast majority (91 per cent) of Canadian workers say they’re saving for retirement, just 69 per cent are confident they’re saving enough, according to a survey by LIMRA. The survey, which polled more than 1,500 retirees and employees aged 40 to 85 years old with at least $100,000 in household investable assets, found fewer […]

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  • January 29, 2024 January 26, 2024
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