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Six in 10 (60 per cent) U.S. employees say they’re more likely to stay at their current job if their employer offers a retirement savings plan, according to a new survey by Voya Financial Inc. The survey, which polled 1,000 employees, also found respondents are more likely to stay with their employer if they offer physical […]

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  • November 18, 2022 November 18, 2022
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More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’re more likely to stay longer at their current job if their employer offers financial wellness benefits, according to a new survey by software platform TalentLMS. The survey, which polled 1,000 employees, found 73 per cent said their employer offers financial wellness benefits. The top […]

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  • November 16, 2022 November 17, 2022
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An article on the Royal Bank of Canada’s plans for returning employees to the office was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. RBC employees returning to in-office working to foster creativity, collaboration 2. CPPIB backing of grain exporter provides Russia propaganda victory: expert […]

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  • August 26, 2022 August 25, 2022
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The vast majority (90 per cent) of low to moderate income workers say they’d open a long-term savings account if they were offered incentives, according to a new survey by the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association and non-profit organization Commonwealth. The survey, which polled nearly 1,000 employees living on low to moderate incomes, found most respondents […]

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  • August 23, 2022 August 23, 2022
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A quarter (25 per cent) of Canadian employees are experiencing increased tension or conflict at work, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest mental-health index. The survey’s respondents reported an overall mental-health score of 65, a slight increase from June’s score of 64.1. By comparison, workers reporting increased conflict or tension had a score of 51.8. Employees age 40 and […]

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  • August 18, 2022 August 17, 2022
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The uniting theme at the 2022 Defined Contribution Plan Summit was financial wellness, a chief concern for any employer that offers a pension plan to its workforce. In particular, with inflation reaching its highest level in four decades and people facing several competing financial priorities, including simple day-to-day expenses, plan sponsors are bringing flexibility to […]

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A quarter (26 per cent) of Canadians say work factors are their primary sources of stress, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest mental-health index. Among this group, the leading sources of stress were volume of work (25 per cent), performance demands (14 per cent) and lack of support (12 per cent). Three-quarters (74 per cent) of all […]

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  • July 25, 2022 July 22, 2022
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A third (34 per cent) of Canadians say their employer doesn’t provide training or support to deal with workplace conflict, while another 20 per cent say they’re experiencing increased aggression at work, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest mental-health index. The survey’s respondents reported an overall mental-health score of 64.9, up slightly from 64.8 in April. […]

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  • June 28, 2022 June 27, 2022
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The ‘Great Resignation’ is ushering in a period of great transformation for employers, the workforce and the workplace of the future, said Charmaine Alexander, senior advisor of disability management at Desjardins Insurance, during a session at Benefits Canada’s 2022 Benefits and Pension Summit on June 1. With labour shortages continuing to plague the workforce, Alexander believes […]

Canadian ESG-related investment assets surge to $3.2 trillion: report

While there’s broad interest in environmental, social and governance factors, the majority of U.S. defined contribution pension plan consultants said their plan sponsor clients are looking for further clarity on the Department of Labor’s proposed guidelines before incorporating ESG into their investment options, according to a new survey by the Schaus Group and T. Rowe […]

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  • June 6, 2022 June 3, 2022
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