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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 […]

Canadian workers’ financial well-being score is declining amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest financial well-being index. The survey, which polled 3,000 working Canadians, found their financial well-being score declined in the fall of 2021 to negative 2.3 from negative 1.6 in the summer and 2.2 in the spring of 2021. As some […]

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  • January 26, 2022 January 26, 2022
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While more than half (57 per cent) of U.S. employees said they’re comfortable about returning to the workplace, more than a third (40 per cent) still aren’t ready to head back, according to a new survey by data intelligence company Morning Consult. The survey, which polled around 400 U.S. employees who’d usually work from an […]

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  • January 21, 2022 January 20, 2022
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Workers turn to them for support, clients rely on them for answers, companies lean on them in times of crisis. Yet, as the coronavirus pandemic stretches inexorably on, the never-ending demands on business leaders are pushing some to the brink of burnout, some experts have warned. “Leaders are under tremendous strain,” says Paula Allen, global […]

With the shift to working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, some leaders are concerned about what employees are actually doing, or not doing, during the workday. Howard Levitt, senior partner at Levitt Sheikh LLP Yes, time theft is a concern when it comes to remote work. A study by Aternity Inc. found overall productivity […]

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A majority of Canadian employers believe providing workplace retirement savings plans can improve employee attraction and retention, according to a survey by Maru Group Ltd. on behalf of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. The survey, which polled 800 Canadian employers, found 88 per cent of those that offer a defined benefit pension plan said […]

Over two-thirds (66 per cent) of Canadian benefits plan members said they feel less connected to their co-workers and employers over the past year since shifting to remote working amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the 2021 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey. That number rose for respondents who said they aren’t satisfied with their jobs (73 […]

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  • November 2, 2021 November 2, 2021
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