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As competition to attract talent continues to heat up amid a tight labour market, the vast majority (90 per cent) of U.S. employers are planning to invest more in employee mental-health support, according to a new survey by Wellable. The survey, which polled almost 200 U.S. health insurance brokers and wellness consultants, found slightly more than […]

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  • January 21, 2022 January 20, 2022
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While more than half (57 per cent) of U.S. employees said they’re comfortable about returning to the workplace, more than a third (40 per cent) still aren’t ready to head back, according to a new survey by data intelligence company Morning Consult. The survey, which polled around 400 U.S. employees who’d usually work from an […]

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  • January 21, 2022 January 20, 2022
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About three-quarters (78 per cent) of U.S. employers said they’re more focused on the quality of health care over cost management when making decisions about their benefits plan amid the current war for talent acquisition and retention, according to a new survey by Artemis Health Inc. The survey, which polled more than 300 U.S. human […]

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  • January 20, 2022 January 19, 2022
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Employers are continuing to feel the squeeze, with rising prices set to push wages higher this year in a “feedback loop building” as the annual pace of inflation climbed in December 2021 to its highest rate since September 1991. In December, the consumer price index was up 4.8 per cent, compared with a year ago, reported Statistics […]

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The Toronto-Dominion Bank is enhancing its benefits offerings in 2022 with expanded family planning coverage. The bank’s benefits program is now covering fertility and reproductive treatments and offering support for surrogacy or donor costs and adoption costs, with a $20,000 lifetime maximum for each benefit, says Melanie Burns, TD’s senior vice-president of human resources and talent […]

Workers turn to them for support, clients rely on them for answers, companies lean on them in times of crisis. Yet, as the coronavirus pandemic stretches inexorably on, the never-ending demands on business leaders are pushing some to the brink of burnout, some experts have warned. “Leaders are under tremendous strain,” says Paula Allen, global […]

More than half (58 per cent) of frontline workers said they believe their work stress will either stay the same or worsen in the coming year, according to a global survey by Edelman Data x Intelligence for Microsoft Corp. The survey, which polled more than 9,000 frontline workers, found about half (51 per cent) agreed that labour […]

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  • January 18, 2022 January 17, 2022
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Employees don’t usually meditate together during work hours, but these aren’t usual times. Every month, the team at Wattpad gathers (virtually, for now) and is guided through a meditation class to help calm frayed nerves amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Abby Yew, the multi-platform entertainment company’s head of marketing, says she started taking sound-bath and […]

Women in the U.S. with newly-minted bachelor’s degrees earn an average of US$52,266, compared to $64,022 earned by their male peers, according to a new study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The gender pay gap at the beginning of women’s careers mirrors the overall pay gap nationally, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor […]

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  • January 14, 2022 January 14, 2022
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A new year is bringing back old issues for employers and employees alike. The rise of the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus variant meant many students once again switched to online schooling. And while some schools across Canada are now reopening, employers continue to use a combination of flexible schedules and benefits offerings to support working […]