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A majority of Canadian employees want minimal commuting and flexible work arrangements post-coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by Angus Reid on behalf of IWG. Two-thirds (68 per cent) of respondents said they want their commute to be no longer than 30 minutes each way, with 31 per cent preferring a commute of no […]

For many Canadians, the coronavirus pandemic profoundly changed their daily commute: people used to catching a subway or driving or biking to work now commute just mere steps from their bedroom to their home office, couch or kitchen table. According to Statistics Canada, the pandemic prompted a five-fold increase in the number of Canadians teleworking […]

While the coronavirus pandemic is increasing employee burnout globally, the impact differs across countries, according to a new work trends index by Microsoft Corp. The survey, which polled more than 6,000 information and frontline workers in eight countries, including Australia, Brazil, Germany, Japan, India, Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S., found more than 30 per […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 24, 2020 November 16, 2020
  • 15:15
Canadian workers want to maintain flexible, remote work after pandemic: survey

While 87 per cent of Canadian employees who started working remotely for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic believe it will have a long-term impact on the way they work, just 22 per cent said their employer has confirmed working arrangements will be more flexible permanently, according to a new survey by technology solutions […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 24, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:15
Flexible offices could contribute to local Canadian economies in next decade: study

Flexible office spaces and co-working locations could contribute more than $13.7 billion to local Canadian economies in the next decade as they become more prevalent outside of major urban centres, according to a new study commissioned by global flexible working space firm Regus. The study found, on average, 144 new jobs are created in Canadian communities […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 21, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 08:30
Vancouver workers want offices with commuter options, workplace experiences

Office workers in Vancouver are increasingly placing high value on workplace amenities that influence healthy and eco-friendly choices, according to a tenant satisfaction study by GWL Realty Advisors Inc.  The survey examined office design and building amenity preferences along with the commuting methods of 573 office workers at three Vancouver GWLRA-managed office buildings. In total, it canvassed […]

Third of employees have left job for flexible working options

A third (30 per cent) of employees said they’ve left a job because it didn’t offer flexible working options, according to a new survey by FlexJobs. The survey, which polled more than 7,000 workers, found 80 per cent would be more loyal to their employers if they had flexible working options and 52 per cent […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 16, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 09:15

Employees who think about their upcoming role at work during their morning commutes are less likely to be negatively affected, according to a recent study by the Harvard Business School. The study noted the average commute time for employees is 38 minutes each way, meaning each commuter spends nearly 300 hours travelling between work and home in […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 27, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:45
What are the benefits of offering commuting perks to employees?

Commuting to work is part of daily life for many Canadians. In the 2016 census, Statistics Canada found 15.9 million citizens were commuters, spending an average of 26.2 minutes travelling to work each day. So how do employers make commuting easier? And how do they communicate perks, such as free parking, discounted transit passes and bike-friendly […]

  • By: Ryan Murphy
  • November 22, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:00
Location tops salary when employees consider job offers: survey

Work location narrowly outranks work-life balance and salary as the most important factor when considering a job offer, according to a new survey by Ceridian HCM Inc. The survey, which polled nearly 1,700 workers in Canada and the United States who’d been offered a new job in the past year, found 68 per cent consider location the most important […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 9, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 15:45