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Two-fifths (42 per cent) of U.S. workers say they’re highly stressed due to their financial health, up from 35 per cent in 2022, according to a new survey by the Harris Poll on behalf of Franklin Templeton. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 employees, found two-thirds (66 per cent) of respondents said they’re experiencing […]

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  • February 3, 2023 February 3, 2023
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Nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of U.S. workers say their financial stress increased in 2022, according to a new survey by the Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. The survey, which polled more than 900 employees, found more than half (56 per cent) said their financial stress negatively impacted their mental health, a percentage that increased […]

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  • December 19, 2022 December 16, 2022
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The vast majority (87 per cent) of small- and medium-sized employers agreed employee mental health is very important to the success of their business, according to a new survey by the Business Development Bank of Canada. The survey, which polled 750 owners of SMEs, found nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) currently place a high priority on […]

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  • December 2, 2022 December 2, 2022
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Two-fifths (41 per cent) of U.S. women say they expect to retire at age 70 or older or don’t plan to retire at all, according to a survey by the Harris Poll on behalf of the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. Among women who plan to work past age 65 or who don’t plan to retire, […]

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  • November 24, 2022 November 23, 2022
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More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’re more likely to stay longer at their current job if their employer offers financial wellness benefits, according to a new survey by software platform TalentLMS. The survey, which polled 1,000 employees, found 73 per cent said their employer offers financial wellness benefits. The top […]

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  • November 16, 2022 November 17, 2022
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While Canadian employers recognize the value of retirement benefits, the current high inflation environment is driving them to favour wage hikes instead, according to a new survey by the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan and Angus Reid Group. The survey, which polled nearly 800 business owners and senior leaders, found employers’ leading concerns are greater […]

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  • November 3, 2022 November 1, 2022
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Canadians’ financial well-being on the decline: survey

Employees worrying about their finances on the job will cost Canadian employers more than $40 billion in 2022, almost double the $26.9 billion in lost productivity calculated in 2021, according to a new survey by the National Payroll Institute. The survey, which polled more than 3,000 Canadian employees, found a fifth (20 per cent) of […]

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  • November 2, 2022 November 1, 2022
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The majority (84 per cent) of U.S. employers are increasing their benefits offerings to help with attraction and retention efforts, according to a new survey by CITE Research on behalf of Lively Inc. It found almost all (94 per cent) respondents said they believe parental leave benefits are the most important offering to attract and […]

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  • October 24, 2022 October 21, 2022
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A survey on employee attitudes towards remote working was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Survey finds 78% of Canadian employees prefer working from home 2. 84% of stressed Canadian employees saving less than 5% of their pay: survey 3. ‘Quiet quitting’ a rallying […]

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  • September 23, 2022 September 22, 2022
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A fifth (22 per cent) of Canadian benefits plan members report their mental health over the past year was generally poor, more than twice the percentage (11 per cent) who said their overall health was poor, according to the 2022 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey. The survey, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, found […]

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  • September 22, 2022 September 21, 2022
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