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In 2021, the Saskatchewan Healthcare Employees’ Pension Plan set out to gauge just how well-versed its 60,000 members were about their defined benefit pension plan. The SHEPP launched a six-week survey focused on member demographics, their perception and understanding of the plan, expectations, communications preferences and interest in retirement topics. The survey yielded interesting results, […]

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Amid an ongoing labour shortage, employers of all sizes and sectors are increasingly embracing diversity, equity and inclusion. A recent Statistics Canada report found, as baby boomers retire, immigration has been a driving force behind workforce growth. Meanwhile, younger workers are voting with their feet — no longer satisfied with performative DEI statements, they’re looking […]

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Half (50 per cent) of Canadian employees say they’re currently looking for a new job or plan to begin their search in the first half of 2023, up from 31 per cent in June, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,100 employees, found employees who’ve been […]

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  • December 16, 2022 December 16, 2022
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Workplace pension plans alone aren’t providing adequate retirement income for U.S. government employees, according to a new report by the National Institute on Retirement Security and Aon. It found U.S. state and local employees in a typical public defined benefit pension plan need to save roughly four to six per cent of their salary on their […]

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  • December 13, 2022 December 12, 2022
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More than two-thirds (67 per cent) of U.S. employees say concerns about a recession are impacting their mental health, according to a new survey by Principal Financial Group. The survey, which polled 500 employers and 200 employees, found this percentage increased among millennials (79 per cent) and generation Z (76 per cent). Nearly three-quarters of […]

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  • December 12, 2022 December 9, 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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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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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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