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The technology company’s senior benefits consultant on employee well-being, the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion and bikes races in Western Canada. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role?   A: Although there can be day-to-day challenges supporting our employees across Canada, Amazon continues to support the increased needs created by the coronavirus […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
  • 08:51

The majority of Canadian employers are aware of workers who can’t conform to their normal schedule because of family responsibilities while working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. According to a survey by the Conference Board of Canada, 86 per cent of employers are aware they have employees in these situations. Three-quarters (76 per cent) of these employers […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 15, 2020 November 23, 2020
  • 16:00
How employers can help staff take care of aging parents

Nola Miller remembers the day she received 19 calls from her mother at work. As a group home co-ordinator for Winnipeg Child and Family Services, she’d mastered the demands of her job, but the stress of caring for her aging mother was weighing on her. “When you’re at work, and you’re getting calls like that, […]

Demands of elder caregiving impacting employees: study

Working Canadians are negatively impacted by the demands of caring for an elderly relative, according to a new study from Ryerson University. Michael Halinski, assistant professor of organizational behaviour and human resource management at the university’s Ted Rogers School of Management, found the demands of elder care results in less sleep and time to pursue […]

Target expanding family care benefits for U.S. staff

Beginning June 30, Target Corp. will extend its backup care offerings to hourly and salaried employees at all U.S. stores and distribution centres. The program will include 20 days of in-centre childcare or in-home child- and elder care. The enhancements are intended to pick up where traditional parental leave policies end so employees can support their families, according to a press release. “Our […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 17, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 16:30
Caregiving responsibilities costing U.S. workers their jobs, benefits: research

Forty-three million Americans are currently acting as an unpaid caregiver for a family member, according to a report by the U.S.-based business research organization LIMRA. It also suggested half of these unpaid caregivers work full time outside the home, with the demands of taking care of a loved one impacting their career. Indeed, it found […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 14, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 09:15
More women leaving work to care for older relatives: study

As the need for elder care is increasing so are the related work disruptions, with more women than men taking on the responsibility, according to a new study by the Institute for Work and Health. The study used figures from Statistics Canada’s labour force survey, which compiled responses from more than 5.8 million workers, aged 40 and […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 9, 2019 September 19, 2019
  • 15:00

Employees have multi-dimensional lives, with responsibilities outside the workplace that affect how they perform within it. This is why companies that are consistently recognized as family-friendly are maximizing their workers’ potential by helping take care of their families through benefits and wellness programs. Samuel, Son & Co., a family owned and operated metal and distribution […]

Employers continue to adopt non-traditional perks: study

More employers are adding unique perks to their traditional benefits packages to meet the changing demands of their workforces, according to a new study by human resources association WorldatWork and management consulting firm Korn Ferry. The study, which surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. employers, found more organizations are offering unique benefits such as employee discounts, eldercare resource and referral services, telemedicine […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 15:15
More than 8,000 caregiving EI benefits claims since Dec. 2017: Feds

In the first year since the federal government made changes to employment insurance benefits aimed at helping caregivers and new parents, it has received more than 8,300 caregiving benefits claims. The government expects that number to grow, estimating about 22,000 claims for caregiving benefits by fall 2019. It also found that, as of September 2018, more […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:00