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Thomson Reuters Corp. is supporting employee well-being with a new policy that allows workers to choose how many vacation days they take each year. Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, employees in Canada and the U.S. can take vacation time as needed to work on personal well-being, to travel or pursue personal interests. The vacation policy is part […]

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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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More than three-quarters (77 per cent) of Canadian employees face a moderate (45 per cent) to high (32 per cent) mental-health risk, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest mental-health index. The survey’s respondents reported an overall mental-health score of 64.9, down slightly from 65.1 in September. Apart from financial risk (70.2), all mental-health scores declined from […]

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  • December 1, 2022 December 1, 2022
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More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of North American employers have a formal diversity, equity and inclusion policy or program, while 60 per cent offer employee education on DEI, according to two separate surveys by Leger Marketing Inc. on behalf of ESG Global Advisors and ACI Argyle Communications Inc. The surveys, which polled more than 70 […]

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  • November 21, 2022 November 18, 2022
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Six in 10 (60 per cent) U.S. employees say they’re more likely to stay at their current job if their employer offers a retirement savings plan, according to a new survey by Voya Financial Inc. The survey, which polled 1,000 employees, also found respondents are more likely to stay with their employer if they offer physical […]

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  • November 18, 2022 November 18, 2022
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Yelp Inc. is bringing employees together to highlight the link between wellness and diversity, equity and inclusion. “When we think about wellness, [DEI] is a big piece of the puzzle in terms of how we support employees’ whole professional selves,” says Miriam Warren, the technology company’s chief diversity officer. “In the early days, we thought about […]

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Half (52 per cent) of Canadian employees say their employer hasn’t communicated plans for remote working beyond 2023, while 35 per cent of employers say they’ve communicated at least some guidelines, according to a new survey by the Angus Reid Institute on behalf of Staples Canada. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 workers and […]

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  • November 1, 2022 November 1, 2022
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Nearly all (97 per cent) employees aged 18 to 34 say they’re feeling burned out, according to a new survey by Cigna Corp. The survey, which polled about 12,000 employees from across the globe, found half (51 per cent) of young workers said they don’t feel fully present or engaged in their work and 48 […]

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  • October 31, 2022 October 28, 2022
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The Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan’s response to the coronavirus pandemic led to a win in the Coronavirus and benefits category for an employer with fewer than 1,000 employees at Benefits Canada‘s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 18. When the pandemic was declared in March 2020, the organization quickly responded with measures such as […]

Employee burnout rose to 40 per cent in the third quarter of 2022, an eight per cent rise from May, with the most significant increase in the U.S., where 43 per cent of employees reported feeling burned out, according to a new global survey by Future Forum. The survey, which polled more than nearly 11,000 […]

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  • October 24, 2022 October 21, 2022
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