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Between 2000 and 2022, the average retirement age among Canadians climbed from 61.6 to 64.6, the highest it’s been since 1982, according to data from Statistics Canada. The agency’s June 2023 labour force survey found 22 per cent of Canadians aged 55 to 59 were either partially or completely retired. The same was true of […]

  • By: Kim Siddall
  • December 18, 2023 December 18, 2023
  • 09:00

With more than 40,000 employees across the country, Amazon Canada is a microcosm of the wider national workforce. Comprising five generations, the online retailer’s workers represent a wide spectrum of savings goals and related challenges. And to support these goals, it has developed a diverse array of options to meet staff at every stage of […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 15, 2023 December 14, 2023
  • 08:57

Discouraged with the state of the current economy, more and more younger workers are abandoning saving for retirement and focusing on ‘soft saving.’ Soft saving is when employees, many of whom started their careers later than previous generations, decide to take a more laid-back approach to saving for the future, rather than adopt the FIRE concept — […]

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Nearly half (47 per cent) of Canadian employees say they feel happy with their current job and responsibilities, according to a new survey by ADP Canada. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 employees, found that, on a scale of one to 10, workers reported an average happiness score of 6.8, up from 6.7 in […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 1, 2023 December 3, 2023
  • 15:00
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Just a third (31 per cent) of U.S. employees say their employers has asked for their input on remote and hybrid working arrangements, according to a new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting. The survey, which polled more than 1,300 workers, found half (49 per cent) said they prefer an employer that offers remote and hybrid […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 6, 2023 November 6, 2023
  • 15:00

Defined contribution pension plan members are currently in a different place, especially the younger generations, who are likely feeling as though their financial priorities don’t line up with workplace pensions the way they did for previous generations. “What I’m getting at here is the idea that retirement saving isn’t the undeniable consensus top priority it […]

Lululemon Athletica Inc.’s thorough and innovative approach to benefits communications resulted in a win at Benefits Canada‘s 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 20. The apparel company won in the Benefits plan communications category for its detailed communications strategy — which includes professionally developed benefits overview videos and detailed guides for workers going on leave — and the […]

While U.S. generation Z workers want to retire at age 61, 99 per cent of these employees say they’re facing obstacles to saving for a comfortable retirement, a nine per cent increase from 2022, according to a new survey by Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. The survey, which polled 1,000 401(k) plan participants, found the […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 19, 2023 October 18, 2023
  • 09:00
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Just four in 10 (43 per cent) U.S. employees say their company supports them with resources to better manage and improve their well-being, down from 53 per cent in 2022, according to a new survey by human resources consultancy Alight Solutions. The survey, which polled more than 2,000 employees, found fewer than half rated their mental/emotional […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 26, 2023 September 25, 2023
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More than half (53 per cent) of U.S. workers say diversity, equity and inclusion is a key factor when considering a new job, a percentage that increases among millennials (63 per cent) and generation Z (77 per cent), according to a new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting. The survey, which polled nearly 1,400 workers, found […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 13, 2023 September 12, 2023
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