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Employees who identify with three or more dimensions of diversity — such as gender, race or sexuality — have a stronger sense of well-being at work (34 per cent) compared to those who don’t identify with any dimension of diversity (24 per cent), according to a new survey by consultancy Sidekick and advertising firm Humanity […]

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  • June 15, 2022 June 15, 2022
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Employees like Matt Fairbanks are one of the reasons the hospitality and restaurant industry is struggling to find workers even as the coronavirus pandemic wanes. The 34-year-old former bartender has moved from slinging beers in Toronto to selling software to restaurants for a Saskatchewan company, which he does remotely. “I was always kind of one […]

More than a quarter (29 per cent) of global employees said their employers are focusing on supporting workers’ physical and mental well-being to address growing skills and labour shortages, according to a new survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The survey, which polled more than 52,000 employees across 44 countries and territories, found respondents said their employers are also combatting […]

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  • May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022
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Due to inflation, a majority (84 per cent) of U.S. employees believe their money doesn’t go as far as it used to, leaving many to wonder how to prioritize saving for retirement, according to a survey by Voya Financial Inc. The survey, which polled 1,000 adults aged 18 and up, found three-quarters of millennials (73 per […]

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  • April 21, 2022 April 21, 2022
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The focus on environmental, social and governance factors is a train that’s leaving the station, but some pension plan sponsors and institutional investors remain hesitant to hop aboard. Over the past decade, interest in incorporating ESG factors into investment decisions has increased. Indeed, a 2020 survey by investment consulting firm Callan found 42 per cent […]

While the majority (79 per cent) of U.S. employees remain confident they’ll be able to retire when and how they want, a quarter are less confident than they were before the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by Fidelity Investments Inc. The survey, which polled 2,600 workers, also found 71 per cent said they’re […]

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  • March 23, 2022 March 22, 2022
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More than a third (38 per cent) of U.S. employees increased their 401(k) contributions by an average of three per cent in 2021, according to a new survey by Fidelity Investments Inc. By the end of 2021, 83 per cent of workers with a 401(k) received a contribution from their employer, with the average employer […]

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  • February 22, 2022 February 22, 2022
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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure — and nowhere is that more true than when it comes to workplace mental-health supports, said Colleen Adams, manager of health and digital product solutions at Medavie Blue Cross, during a session at Benefits Canada’s 2021 Mental Health Summit. Even before the pandemic, the cost […]

The coronavirus pandemic is changing what perks millennial managers consider “must haves,” according to a new survey by MetLife Inc. It found millennial managers (ages 26 to 40) are significantly more likely to describe pet insurance (up 58 per cent), legal services (up 50 per cent) and financial planning tools (up 40 per cent) as “must […]

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  • September 24, 2021 September 24, 2021
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Income inequality in the U.S. is contributing to the growth of financial insecurity in retirement, exacerbated by a shift from pensions to individual 401(k) savings accounts, according to a new report by the U.S. National Institute On Retirement Security. It found in 2019, white households across three generations — baby boomers, generation X and millennials […]

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  • September 8, 2021 September 7, 2021
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