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More than half (55 per cent) of U.S. working parents say they aren’t receiving enough support from their employer while having to care for their teenagers’ mental-health needs, according to a new survey by Economist Impact and Cigna Corp. The survey, which polled 1,100 working parents, found nearly a fifth (18 per cent) of working […]

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  • May 25, 2022 May 25, 2022
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Three-quarters (77 per cent) of employees believe remote and hybrid working has improved their overall well-being, according to a survey by Cisco Systems Inc. The survey, which polled 28,000 full-time employees across the globe, found six in 10 employees who switched to remote working during the coronavirus pandemic reported improvements in their quality of work (61 […]

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  • May 19, 2022 May 18, 2022
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Many U.S. employers are adding travel coverage for employees travelling for an abortion, amid recent restrictions imposed by several states. Among the employers offering this coverage are Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Citigroup Inc., Levi-Strauss & Co., Microsoft Inc. and Yelp Inc. Currently, 13 states have imposed restrictions to abortion access and, if the Supreme Court […]

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A majority (88 per cent) of human resources professionals believe mental-health resources can increase productivity, employee retention (86 per cent) and organizational return on investment (78 per cent), according to a new survey by the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation. It found while 90 per cent of respondents said mental-health resources can serve as […]

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  • May 9, 2022 May 9, 2022
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Best Buy Canada Ltd. is making its remote working model permanent for its 1,200 corporate office workers. Corporate employees began working remotely in the third week of March 2020 after the company reported its first positive case of the coronavirus at its Vancouver-based headquarters. Workers adjusted quickly as videoconferencing became the new normal, says Chris Taylor, […]

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Nearly three-quarters (71 per cent) of U.S. employers feel the deteriorating mental health of their workforce is having a negative financial impact on their companies, according to a survey by the Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. The survey, which polled more than 500 U.S. employers and 1,000 workers, found 34 per cent of employees reported […]

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  • April 28, 2022 April 27, 2022
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A third (33 per cent) of Canadians say their employer doesn’t offer workplace addiction support programs, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest mental-health index. The survey, which polled 3,000 working Canadians, found the overall mental-health score rose very slightly in March to negative 10.5 points from negative 10.6 in February. However, those without workplace addiction support […]

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  • April 22, 2022 April 21, 2022
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More than half (57 per cent) of employees say feeling recognized in their current role would reduce the likelihood that they’d take a call from a headhunter, according to a new survey by Achievers Workforce Institute. The survey, which polled more than 4,200 employees and more than 1,600 human resources leaders, found 64 per cent of […]

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  • April 21, 2022 April 19, 2022
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The Township of Springwater, Ont. is introducing a four-day workweek as part of a five-month pilot program to improve work-life balance for municipal employees. Starting April 25, employees can voluntarily work longer daily hours in a four-day schedule, according to a press release, which noted these employees will be in one of two groups that […]

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  • April 21, 2022 April 20, 2022
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Juno College of Technology is one of many employers implementing a four-day workweek in 2022. During the summer of 2021, Heather Payne, the college’s chief executive officer, decided to constrain the company’s growth rate to focus on more people-first policies. “I had an epiphany . . . and realized that putting my company on a rapid growth […]