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Half of benefits plan members (49 per cent) and plan sponsors (48 per cent) say they have a health-care spending account in 2022, compared to 39 per cent of both plan members and plan sponsors that said the same in 2021, according to the 2022 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey. In 2017, when this question was […]

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  • October 4, 2022 October 3, 2022
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An article on virtual health-care findings in the 2022 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. 88% of benefits plan sponsors satisfied with virtual health-care offerings: BCHS 2. OTG Management using earned-wage access cards to help employees contend with […]

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  • September 30, 2022 September 29, 2022
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More than eight in 10 (85 per cent) global company leaders say the shift to hybrid work has challenged their confidence in employee productivity, according to a survey by Microsoft Corp. It found while 87 per cent of employees said they believe they’re productive at work, just 12 per cent of people leaders said they […]

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  • September 28, 2022 September 28, 2022
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Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of Canadian benefits plan members say they’re extremely or very satisfied with working from home, according to the 2022 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey. It found levels of extreme or very high satisfaction were highest among those who also felt most productive working from home (89 per cent) and who were in […]

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  • September 28, 2022 September 27, 2022
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Toronto-based financial technology company Givex Corp. is using remote working as a key component of its employee retention strategy. “We’ve found our work-from-home strategy has helped us with retention and we’re hiring on a regular basis,” says Don Gray, chief executive officer of Givex. “We’re trying to stay as flexible as we can with this to make […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • September 26, 2022 September 26, 2022
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More than three-quarters (78 per cent) of Canadian employees say they prefer working from home to their regular workplace, according to a new survey by the Future Skills Centre, the Environics Institute for Survey Research and the diversity institute at Toronto Metropolitan University’s Ted Rogers School of Management. The survey, which polled more than 6,600 […]

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  • September 19, 2022 September 16, 2022
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The financial well-being of working Canadians has fallen sharply and is at its lowest point since January 2021, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest financial well-being index. It found the number of Canadians reporting a worsening financial situation increased five per cent compared to the previous period and those reporting an increase in financial concerns climbed […]

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  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
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Vista is using clear objectives and direct communication to maintain productivity amid its remote working first approach. “We’ve been able to track how we’re meeting our goals and it’s less about how and where you’re doing the work and more about ensuring we’re meeting quarterly and annual milestones and delivering on business objectives,” says Maureen Carroll, […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • September 8, 2022 September 9, 2022
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More than two-thirds (70 per cent) of Canadian employees have enjoyed working from home more than they expected, according to a new survey by VMware Inc. The survey, which polled 1,500 employees, found only 40 per cent feel their employer has clearly explained expectations around a return to the office. More than half (52 per cent) […]

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  • August 3, 2022 August 3, 2022
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Nearly three-quarters (73 per cent) of employers have increased their communications emphasis on mental-health and behavioural health offerings in the past two years, according to a new survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. In addition, the survey found 90 per cent of employers said they offer employee assistance programs, 86 per cent […]

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  • July 27, 2022 July 27, 2022
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