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A story discussing the factors leading employees to delay taking time off and instead engage in ‘quiet vacationing’ was the most-read story this week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the past week: 1. Employees hesitant to take time off turning to ‘quiet vacationing’: expert 2. 42% of […]

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  • June 21, 2024 June 20, 2024
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The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released a report calling on the federal government to make permanent its new partial capital gains tax exemption for sales of existing firms to employee ownership trusts and extend it to worker cooperatives. In its 2024 budget, the federal government released further details on the proposed exemption and conditions that […]

While the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on public health and the global economy dominated the news cycle in recent years, there has been no shortage of incidents that draw awareness to social disparities the world over, from the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in 2020 to the ongoing discovery of unmarked graves at Canada’s […]

A fifth of global employees report experiencing loneliness, with the percentage increasing for employees under 35, according to a new report by Gallup Inc. The global report found fully remote employees reported significantly higher levels of loneliness (25 per cent) than those who work fully onsite (16 per cent). Overall, employee well-being declined in 2023 […]

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  • June 21, 2024 June 20, 2024
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One consultant says these campaigns are informing employers’ strategic decision-making, while another stresses the importance of ensuring employees understand the reason for marking these occasions. Michelle Grocholsky, founder and chief executive officer, Empowered EDI Many employers are aligning these monthly campaigns to support and advance strategic diversity, equity and inclusion actions. For example, employee storytelling campaigns […]

When looking at the future of inclusive benefits, it’s important for employers to take a holistic approach and ensure their benefits plans offer something for everyone, says Christine Tatham, chief people officer at Redbrick. “Whether you’re a recent university graduate, a parent, single or married, we try to support people wherever they’re at. For us […]

As the lines between work and family life become increasingly blurred amid the rise of remote working, employees are finding it hard to take time away from the office and, instead, are “quiet vacationing.” According to a recent survey by Harris Poll, more than three-quarters (78 per cent) of U.S. workers said they don’t make […]

More than two-fifths (42 per cent) of workers feel exhausted after work; with a quarter citing excessive workload as the leading cause of their burnout, according to Telus Health’s latest mental-health index. The survey found Canadians’ overall mental-health score declined to 64.0, down from 64.4 in March. Indeed, respondents also cited too many personal demands (20 […]

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  • June 19, 2024 June 18, 2024
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Flight Centre Travel Group’s pair of wins in the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards is reminding employees of the mental and physical wellness offerings available through the company’s benefits plan, says Anna Fisher, the organization’s health and wellness director. “I think, too, that the awards have provided validation for our employees that we do want to […]

Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of U.S. employees are choosing to stay with their employers, a significant change from 2022 when 53 per cent were looking to leave, according to a new survey by WTW. The survey, which polled 10,000 U.S. workers, found, while a quarter were open to offers in 2022, only 11 per […]

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  • June 14, 2024 June 13, 2024
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