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More than two years into a gruelling pandemic, with many Canadians facing the added challenge of navigating a return to the office, companies are embracing a range of approaches to help workers coping with mental-health challenges. But experts say lip service remains a hazard that too many boardrooms still fall back on. A top-to-bottom shift […]

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Nearly three-quarters (71 per cent) of U.S. employers feel the deteriorating mental health of their workforce is having a negative financial impact on their companies, according to a survey by the Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. The survey, which polled more than 500 U.S. employers and 1,000 workers, found 34 per cent of employees reported […]

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  • April 28, 2022 April 27, 2022
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As the coronavirus pandemic continues, 96 per cent of U.S. employers say their employees are stressed out, with 58 per cent saying they’re “somewhat” stressed out and 38 per cent saying they’re “very” stressed out, according to a new survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. In addition, 88 per cent said the […]

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  • April 20, 2022 April 20, 2022
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Endy’s director of people and culture discusses the importance of the employee experience; diversity, equity and inclusion commitments; and exploring Toronto. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: Working in a remote environment is difficult at times for our employees and the extended isolation can take a toll on their physical […]

More than two-thirds (71 per cent) of small- and mid-sized U.S. employers said offering more employee benefits helps improve retention, while 70 per cent said benefits help with recruitment efforts, according to a new survey by Principal Financial Services Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 employers, found two-thirds (67 per cent) said employee […]

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  • March 31, 2022 March 30, 2022
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While mental-health apps play an important role in employee benefits offerings, employers must remember apps are the gateway to treatment and not the treatment itself, says the co-author of a new study by the Workplace Safety & Prevention Services. “Don’t outsource your mental-health problems and think digital solutions alone are a panacea, just because it’s […]

Almost half (48 per cent) of Canadian employees are experiencing at least one work-related mental-health risk factor, according to a new report by Manulife Corp. The report also highlighted that 16 per cent of working hours (or 41.2 days) were lost in 2021 due to absences and presenteeism. In addition, mental fatigue was the No. […]

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  • March 29, 2022 March 28, 2022
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The majority (75 per cent) of Canadians believe it’s a priority for their employers to address mental-health problems in the workplace, according to a new survey by software company Capterra. However, among Canadian small- and medium-sized employers, only 39 per cent said they offer mental-health services to their employees, such as flexible scheduling and wellness […]

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  • March 25, 2022 March 25, 2022
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While Canadian employers have spent millions of dollars to address and support employee mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, the co-author of a new study says employee feedback is key to addressing gaps in the improvement of workplace psychological health and safety. “We’ve got random acts of wellness and we’re spending millions of dollars on […]

Sagamok Anishnawbek, a First Nations community in northeastern Ontario, is participating in a pilot benefits plan program that provides plan members with access to traditional Indigenous medicines and services. Located along the north shore between Sudbury, Ont. and Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., the community’s employee base includes fire department workers, school teachers, community planners and […]