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Two-fifths (43 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’re more afraid of working in an office full time than of losing their romantic relationship or getting a divorce, according to a new survey by LiveCareer. The survey, which polled more than 3,800 employees, also found many workers are more fearful of the prospect of full-time […]

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  • April 23, 2024 April 23, 2024
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Two-fifths (38 per cent) of Canadian employees say they spend too much time working and half (52 per cent) of these respondents say they work more than 40 hours per week, according to Telus Health’s latest mental-health index. The survey, which polled 3,000 employees, found the average mental-health score among Canadians in February was 63.2, […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 15, 2024 April 12, 2024
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Canadian employers have taken important steps forward on a range of diversity, equity and inclusion matters. That work continues, particularly in the context of neurodiversity, which applies to an estimated 15 per cent to 20 per cent of the global population. Neurodiversity is a broad category that includes autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, Tourette’s syndrome, […]

While the coronavirus pandemic may be in the rearview mirror for most employers, the Ontario-based Workplace Safety and Insurance Board knows all too well that the shadow pandemic that emerged from the health crisis is still impacting employees in the workplace. At a time when some employers are considering cutting back on mental-health benefits, the […]

While there’s multiple opportunities for the use of artificial intelligence in the employee benefits space — including making the claims process more efficient and personalizing the plan member experience — one of the biggest advantages of the technology is the ability to streamline administrative tasks, allowing employees to focus on more value-added work in addition […]

The organization’s chief inclusion officer discusses building an inclusive learning roadmap, the adoption of AI in the HR space and finding ways to nourish her soul amid life’s daily demands. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: Harmonizing company objectives with internal and external expectations — which are influenced by cultural […]

The majority (93 per cent) of global employees believe well-being is equally important to salary, a significant increase of 10 per cent year over year, according to a recent survey by Gympass. The survey, which polled more than 5,100 employees, found 87 per cent said they’d consider leaving a company that doesn’t focus on employee […]

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  • April 10, 2024 April 9, 2024
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Taking a break is always a good idea for employees, whether it’s a mid-morning stretch, a walk around the block, a lunch break in the cafeteria or taking 15 minutes to have a social catch-up with a colleague. Whatever it looks like, taking regular breaks throughout the workday is essential for maintaining positive mental health, […]


The average global workday contracted by 15 per cent between the first quarter of 2021 and the fourth quarter of 2023, from nine hours and 52 minutes to nine hours and five minutes, according to a new report by workforce analytics platform ActivTrak. The report analyzed data collected through the platform between 2021 and 2023 […]

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  • April 9, 2024 April 8, 2024
  • 15:00

Just a few years ago, employee experience wasn’t a top consideration among employers. However, the employee experience movement has recently gained momentum in the workplace, with research indicating companies that invest in these initiatives are four-times more profitable than those that don’t. Read: Employee experience, well-being top priority during pandemic: survey Employee experience is the […]