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One consultant says these campaigns are informing employers’ strategic decision-making, while another stresses the importance of ensuring employees understand the reason for marking these occasions. Michelle Grocholsky, founder and chief executive officer, Empowered EDI Many employers are aligning these monthly campaigns to support and advance strategic diversity, equity and inclusion actions. For example, employee storytelling campaigns […]

When looking at the future of inclusive benefits, it’s important for employers to take a holistic approach and ensure their benefits plans offer something for everyone, says Christine Tatham, chief people officer at Redbrick. “Whether you’re a recent university graduate, a parent, single or married, we try to support people wherever they’re at. For us […]

Based on multiple studies, it’s estimated that roughly 15 to 20 per cent of the global population is neurodivergent, an umbrella term that includes autism, dyslexia, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and Tourette’s syndrome. With a significant portion of employees identifying as neurodiverse, organizations that aren’t tapping into this talent pool could struggle to remain competitive, says […]

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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A quarter (24 per cent) of Canadian generation Z workers say their verbal skills have worsened due to virtual learning or working during the coronavirus pandemic, compared to only five per cent of baby boomers, according to a new survey by language learning platform Preply Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,500 Canadians, found 92 […]

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  • May 21, 2024 May 17, 2024
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CGI Group Inc. is promoting Mental Health Awareness Month for employees through multiple initiatives, including an event to share experiences and a new ‘leading with compassion’ tool. The information technology company recently hosted an event that provided employees with the opportunity to share challenges they’ve had to overcome and how compassion has changed their lives. […]

The federal government has begun imposing financial sanctions on the Canada Life Assurance Co. after months of outcry from public servants, retirees and their families who were left fighting for medical claims to be covered, according to a report by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Public Services and Procurement Canada said it’s “taking steps to address startup delays faced by […]

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  • May 3, 2024 May 3, 2024
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While menopause impacts more than half of the workforce, there’s a critical lack of support in the workplace for women employees experiencing health issues related to menopause, according to a new report by McLean & Co. Menopause is a natural stage of life with symptoms that can vary greatly, including emotional symptoms like anxiety and […]

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  • May 2, 2024 May 1, 2024
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A majority (90 per cent) of U.S. workers have “rage applied” for a new job in the last six months, according to a new survey by Bold Ltd. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 employees, found nearly nine in 10 (88 per cent) said they’ve experienced burnout, with roughly a quarter noting they think about quitting their job every […]

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  • May 1, 2024 May 1, 2024
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The Public Service Alliance of Canada recently filed a policy grievance against the Treasury Board for its management of the transfer of the Public Service Health Care Plan to Canada Life Assurance Co., which has impacted tens of thousands of federal public service workers covered under the plan. In 2023, the federal government implemented two […]