Keyword: employee productivity

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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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Almost one in five (19 per cent) employees currently working from home said they’d consider quitting immediately if their employer demanded they return to the office full time, according to a new survey by the Angus Reid Institute. More than a third (39 per cent) said they’d head back to the office without much issue, […]

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  • August 17, 2021 August 18, 2021
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The vast majority (95 per cent) of Canadian employers said enhancing the employee experience is a top priority, compared to just 61 per cent that said the same prior to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson. The survey also found a positive employee experience is a key driver of […]

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  • August 12, 2021 August 13, 2021
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Labour laws and regulations across Canada need to be updated to reflect the new remote working reality, according to a new study by the Fraser Institute. “Just as technological change has made many production procedures and skills obsolete, it’s not surprising that many of the labour policies are, too,” said Jason Clemens, executive vice-president of […]

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  • July 30, 2021 July 29, 2021
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SAP Canada Inc. is accelerating the expansion of virtual wellness offerings through its benefits package amid the coronavirus pandemic. “The pandemic has essentially pressed fast-forward on a direction that the market was already going,” says Megan Smith, vice-president and head of human resources at the software company. “It forced the issue of remote work, causing employers […]

Canadians’ financial well-being on the decline: survey

Nearly two in five (38 per cent) Canadians polled said money is their No. 1 source of stress in life, even more than personal health (26 per cent), work (20 per cent) or relationships (15 per cent), according to a new survey by FP Canada. According to the survey, which polled more than 1,500 Canadians, […]

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  • June 28, 2021 June 28, 2021
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With auto-related accidents contributing to absenteeism and lost workplace productivity, accident prevention is a key component of corporate wellness, said Fernand Vartanian, general counsel and head of corporate development at Onlia Holding Inc., during Benefits Canada’s 2021 Benefits & Pension Summit. Traditionally, corporate wellness programs have focused on areas such as mental health, stress management and physical well-being. […]