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Manulife Financial Corp. is supporting its LGBTQ2S+ employees during Pride Month and beyond with speaker sessions and ongoing enhancements to its benefits plan. Throughout June, the insurer held numerous webinars, speaker series and learning sessions that continue to educate employees and support the company’s LGBTQ2S+ workers, said Michelle Taylor-Jones, the company’s global chief diversity, equity and […]

As the coronavirus pandemic recedes, employers planning a return to the office have several legal issues to consider. Hugh Christie, a Toronto-based managing partner at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, suggests employers first ensure their offices are properly set up for each department, as well as the personal situations of employees, such as workers with […]

As mask mandates lift and life gets back to normal, defined benefit plan sponsors and institutional asset managers are looking forward to re-engaging with each other in person. During the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, institutional asset managers and defined benefit plan sponsors — like everyone else — stayed connected virtually, but the vast […]

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An article on the possible surge of disability claims linked to long-haul coronavirus and remote work injuries was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Employers can expect surge of claims linked to long-haul coronavirus, remote work injuries: lawyers 2. 74% of employers say […]

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  • June 17, 2022 June 17, 2022
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More than two years after the coronavirus pandemic shifted many white-collar employees to remote working, some employers are planning their return to the office — even if it means bringing staff back kicking and screaming. Earlier this month, Tesla Inc. founder and chief executive officer Elon Musk made waves when, in internal emails, he demanded […]

How CAA’s wellness app is evolving during the pandemic

While almost two-thirds (67%) of employees agree their leader effectively supports their mental health, there are still some key areas where they feel their leaders are lacking, according to a new survey commissioned by Workplace Strategies for Mental Health complements of Canada Life Assurance Co. and conducted by Mental Health Research Canada. The survey, which […]

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  • May 2, 2022 April 29, 2022
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More than two-thirds (67 per cent) of U.S. employees believe a four-day workweek would alleviate their burnout, according to a survey by Eagle Hill Consulting Ltd. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 employees, found nearly half (49 per cent) said they’re feeling burnt out, with younger workers (53 per cent) and women (52 per cent) feeling […]

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  • May 2, 2022 May 2, 2022
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Since the Alberta Investment Management Corp. introduced an employee networking platform in the fall of 2020, nearly 500 connections have been made, more than 95 per cent of participants feel more connected to the organization’s people and culture and 88 per cent consider the platform to be a valuable addition to their professional network. The […]

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  • April 5, 2022 April 4, 2022
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As employers prepare to bring employees back to their physical workplaces in 2022, they’re planning to position mental health (91 per cent), physical health (60 per cent) and work-life balance (57 per cent) initiatives as integral components of the transition, according to a new survey by Fidelity Investments Inc. and Business Group on Health. The […]

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  • April 4, 2022 March 31, 2022
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An increase in burnout (32 per cent) and work hours (28 per cent), as well as difficulty unplugging (27 per cent) and challenges communicating with colleagues (24 per cent) are among the top reasons Canadian office workers would consider leaving their jobs, according to a new survey by software company ServiceNow. The survey, which polled […]

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  • April 1, 2022 March 31, 2022
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