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Organon Canada’s ‘HER Professional Journey’ initiative is addressing women’s unique health experiences, including fertility, parental leave and menopause, so they can feel supported and empowered in the workplace at every stage of their career. The program, which is led by an employee resource group, helps the organization to further advocate for women and help make […]

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association has released a critical illness insurance guide to help Canadians better understand the benefits of critical illness insurance and how it works. Critical illness insurance is less well known than other types of insurance, so the guide helps to fill in the blanks for Canadians who may have […]

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Employers can support sandwich generation caregivers by providing extensive well-being benefits, flexibility and leadership training, says Michael Mousseau, national well-being practice leader at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Sandwich generation caregivers are people, typically middle-aged individuals, who find themselves tasked with taking care of their children while also looking after their parents or older family members. […]

Since menopause often hits women at the peak of their careers and can have an impact on their workplace productivity, employers must re-evaluate their benefits plans and workplace policies to better support women through the transition. While the common age range for menopause is between 45 and 55, it can also happen before age 40, […]

Employees who have unlimited vacation are 43 per cent more likely to feel a sense of belonging at work, according to a new survey by Achievers Solutions Inc. The survey, which polled more than 3,500 employees in Australia, Canada, Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S., found employees with unlimited vacation also reported higher levels of […]

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  • November 15, 2023 November 14, 2023
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Just four in 10 (43 per cent) U.S. employees say their company supports them with resources to better manage and improve their well-being, down from 53 per cent in 2022, according to a new survey by human resources consultancy Alight Solutions. The survey, which polled more than 2,000 employees, found fewer than half rated their mental/emotional […]

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  • September 26, 2023 September 25, 2023
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The Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan is reporting increased employee engagement following a pair of wins in Benefits Canada’s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards. The ASEBP’s extensive mental-health strategy led to a win in the Mental health program category for an employer with fewer than 1,000 employees. In 2021, the organization launched a campaign called It Takes a […]

More than half of U.S. women say they aren’t financially secure, a percentage that increases to 77 per cent among low-income women, according to a survey by Public Opinion Strategies and Lake Research Partners on behalf of the National Council on Aging and the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement. The survey, which polled more […]

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  • May 29, 2023 May 26, 2023
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As Canadians deal with an uncertain labour market, a public relations professional, who sought out a new job, and a marketing professional, who stayed with her employer, reflect on whether it’s better to stick it out at your current job or find a new one. Aaliyah Corbin, account coordinator at Media Profile A lot of […]

Nearly three-quarters (73 per cent) of U.S. employees who are caregivers for dependants with mental-health challenges wish their employers would offer more mental-health benefits, according to a new survey by the New York Life Insurance Co. The survey, which polled 1,000 employees, found mental-health benefits play a key role in employee satisfaction. The vast majority of […]

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  • March 29, 2023 March 29, 2023
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