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Nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of U.S. employees would choose better work-life balance over better pay, compared to 31 per cent who said the opposite or six per cent who were unsure, according to a new survey by FlexJobs. The survey, which polled 4,000 workers from generation Z, millennials, generation X, baby boomers and the […]

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  • August 31, 2022 August 31, 2022
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Ontario DB pension solvency up again in third quarter: FSRA

A fifth (19 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’ve adjusted their retirement strategy and are taking a more conservative savings approach amid economic uncertainty, according to a new report by Fidelity Investments Inc. It found the total savings rate for the second quarter of 2022 continued the positive momentum achieved in the first quarter, […]

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  • August 19, 2022 August 21, 2022
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While nearly three-quarters (74 per cent) of small- and medium-sized employers say cost is the biggest hurdle to offering employee benefits, a majority of SME workers say low-cost benefits or perks are most important, according to a new survey by software company PeopleKeep. It found 93 per cent of respondents said paid time off is […]

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  • August 17, 2022 August 17, 2022
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Eight in 10 (81 per cent) U.S. employees with an employer-sponsored retirement savings plan say they’re concerned about inflation impacting their retirement, according to a survey by BlackRock Inc. It found nearly two-thirds (64 per cent) of respondents with a workplace retirement savings plan are worried about their nest egg lasting throughout their lifetime, a […]

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  • July 27, 2022 July 26, 2022
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Nearly three-quarters (73 per cent) of Canadian employees aged 18 to 34 and 69 per cent of workers aged 35 to 44 say they’re significantly more likely to leave their current employer for another role offering better benefits, according to a new survey by RBC Insurance Services Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 […]

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  • July 6, 2022 July 5, 2022
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Half (49 per cent) of U.S. employees younger than age 34 are withdrawing early from an individual retirement account or 401(k), according to a new survey by Morgan Stanley. The survey, which polled more than 900 U.S. workers, found among those making early withdrawals, 20 per cent said they needed the money to pay for […]

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  • July 5, 2022 July 4, 2022
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Eight in 10 (83 per cent) North American workers are looking for more non-health benefits from their employer, according to a survey by Ceridian HCM Inc. The survey, which polled more than 3,000 workers in Canada and the U.S., found while 86 per cent said they have access to at least one type of non-health […]

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  • June 24, 2022 June 24, 2022
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Half (48 per cent) of dog owners are willing to leave their current job for a more pet-friendly employer, according to a new survey by pet services marketplace A Place for Rover Inc. The survey, which polled 500 Canadian employees who own dogs, found this percentage increased to 58 per cent among respondents who welcomed […]

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  • June 17, 2022 June 17, 2022
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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 […]