Keyword: Employee engagement

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North American employees are experiencing the highest daily stress levels in the world during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by Gallup. It found employees’ daily stress levels increased by eight percentage points to 57 per cent, compared with 43 per cent globally. Despite this increase, Canadian and U.S. employees said their engagement […]

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  • June 17, 2021 June 15, 2021
  • 09:00
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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 […]

Recognition in not one, but two categories at Benefits Canada‘s 2020 Workplace Benefits Awards is helping get the word out to Scotiabank employees that the bank is a leading employer when it comes to benefits offerings, says Ayman Alvi, director of global benefits. Read: Who are the winners of the 2020 Workplace Benefits Awards? “We participated in the Workplace […]

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Canadian employees’ remote working experiences vary across different generations, according to a new survey by Angus Reid on behalf of ADP Inc. It found while 44 per cent of respondents said they work longer compared to pre-coronavirus pandemic times, 48 per cent of millennials and just 31 per cent of generation Z are clocking extra […]

Amazon.com Inc. and Walmart Inc. are offering bonuses to U.S. employees who show proof of a coronavirus vaccination. Amazon is giving $100 to new hires who show proof of vaccination, according to a press release, which noted the company is also offering sign-on bonuses of up to $1,000 in some locations as it hires more […]

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  • May 26, 2021 May 25, 2021
  • 09:00
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Lafarge Eastern Canada’s new employee wellness program is highlighting the importance of mental and physical health amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “It was always my intention to promote wellness through my communications, but when the pandemic happened, it was really the time to focus on this,” says Jessica Assaf, manager of corporate communications for Lafarge […]

Plan member challenges — from uncertainty about what their benefits plan covers to mundane issues such as struggling with passwords and difficulty accessing their benefits portal — become human resources concerns and create additional work for plan sponsors.  That’s what Canada Life is attempting to address with its new My Canada Life at Work mobile-friendly […]

Just before the coronavirus pandemic arrived in Canada, Scotiabank made a pretty significant change to how it communicated about its benefits plans and programs with employees. With so much information available to employees, the bank realized it might not necessarily be easy to digest or understand, said Ayman Alvi, Scotiabank’s director of global benefits, during Benefits […]

  • May 21, 2021 July 21, 2021
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Amid the rising pressures and challenges of the shift to remote working as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, employers are adjusting organizational programs to meet evolving business and employee needs, according to a new survey by the Conference Board of Canada. A majority (more than 70 per cent) of employers surveyed said they’ve adjusted […]

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  • May 20, 2021 May 20, 2021
  • 15:00

Multinational employers based in Canada and the U.S. spend significantly more on their benefits packages than those in other regions, according to a new survey by U.K.-based Darwin Technologies Ltd. The benefits management and employee engagement company found more than a quarter (27 per cent) of North American survey respondents said they spend more than […]

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  • May 18, 2021 May 25, 2021
  • 16:00