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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 […]

As the mental-health concerns of employees in remote working arrangements continue to evolve, Thomson Reuters Corp. is taking a flexible approach to supporting these workers. “Overall, there’s less of a [mental-health] crisis now [than there was at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic], when people felt they needed to always be on [their computers] and […]

The coronavirus pandemic has given rise to the ‘work-from-anywhere’ trend, but what happens when remote employees are working from regions suddenly affected by natural disasters or conflicts? When the pandemic began and people were relocating to different places, employers realized it was possible to conduct business as usual without employees being in a physical office, […]

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 […]

More than a quarter (28 per cent) of employees say they’re planning to leave their current employer within a year, according to a new survey by the Boston Consulting Group. The survey, which polled 11,000 workers across the globe, found nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) cited pay/compensation as their No. 1 reason for seeking a new […]

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  • January 4, 2024 January 3, 2024
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Between 2000 and 2022, the average retirement age among Canadians climbed from 61.6 to 64.6, the highest it’s been since 1982, according to data from Statistics Canada. The agency’s June 2023 labour force survey found 22 per cent of Canadians aged 55 to 59 were either partially or completely retired. The same was true of […]

  • By: Kim Siddall
  • December 18, 2023 December 18, 2023
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With hybrid and remote working arrangements becoming increasingly common, employers can take an inclusive approach to help employees with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder feel more engaged and productive, says Dr. Marie-Hélène Geoffroy, a family medicine physician at the Cleveland Clinic Canada. “ADHD needs structure and remote working requires individuals to manage their own schedule and tasks, […]

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As Ontario prepares to introduce pay transparency legislation, it’s important for employers to consider how much information they want to share in job postings, says Darcy Clark, a principal at Normandin Beaudry. “They could do just enough to meet the legislative requirements or . . . full disclosure where everybody knows everything. There’s also a […]

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The pension indexation rate for federal public sector pensions will be 4.8 per cent in 2024, according to the National Association of Federal Retirees. The rate, which is set by the Treasury Board Secretariat in accordance with the Public Service Superannuation Act and the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act, is a decrease from last year’s indexation […]

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  • November 30, 2023 November 30, 2023
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For Canadians and people around the world, the current news stream can be particularly bleak. While a brief ceasefire between Israeli forces and Hamas punctuated the conflict in Gaza last week, the war’s wider impact on people’s mental health and psychological safety will likely last far into the future. Meanwhile, Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 27, 2023 November 24, 2023
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