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More than two years into a gruelling pandemic, with many Canadians facing the added challenge of navigating a return to the office, companies are embracing a range of approaches to help workers coping with mental-health challenges. But experts say lip service remains a hazard that too many boardrooms still fall back on. A top-to-bottom shift […]

Editorial: Looking back — and ahead — in an unprecedented year

As the days grow warmer and Canada’s gradual seasonal shift steers toward spring, employers across the country are finally implementing their longstanding and much-delayed plans for returning to in-person offices or worksites — despite the fact that the coronavirus pandemic is deep into a sixth wave. It’s important to recognize that the workplaces we’re returning […]

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect people’s employment experience, four-day workweek trials around the world are testing a new way of working. Tina Dacin, professor and Stephen J.R. Smith chair of strategy and organizational behaviour at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University The seemingly endless ebbs and flows of the pandemic have required people […]

The beginning of the coronavirus pandemic was the catalyst Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. needed to breathe new life into its employee wellness strategy. While the public health crisis altered the traditional workplace in many ways, it also inspired employers to listen to employees about the well-being supports they needed most, says Lito Charet, the organization’s […]

As employers increasingly customize their human resources, benefits and pension communications campaigns, how are these methods connecting with employees? Long gone are the days of chunky tomes of group benefits and pension information. Once the norm, those pages and pages of minutiae have gradually been replaced by more personalized and targeted communications. “Direct communication is […]


Three-quarters (74 per cent) of employees with flexible schedules are working more hours than they were pre-pandemic, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled more than 500 employees, found 60 per cent of all respondents are putting in 40 or more hours a week. Almost half (45 per […]

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  • May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022
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Roughly two-fifths (37 per cent) of U.S. employers are increasing the quality of their existing benefits offerings to help with employee retention and attraction efforts, according to a survey by Principal Financial Services Inc. The survey, which polled 500 employers and 200 employees, found the top three enhanced benefits are short- and long-term disability insurance, […]

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  • May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022
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A majority (88 per cent) of human resources professionals believe mental-health resources can increase productivity, employee retention (86 per cent) and organizational return on investment (78 per cent), according to a new survey by the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation. It found while 90 per cent of respondents said mental-health resources can serve as […]

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  • May 9, 2022 May 9, 2022
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Almost two-thirds (61 per cent) of U.S. employees aged 25 to 35 have changed jobs in the last two years or are planning to make a move by 2024, according to a new survey by Fidelity Investments Inc. The survey, which polled 1,500 employees, found while salary was the most important factor to employees who […]

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  • May 9, 2022 May 5, 2022
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Ian McGrath has made it clear to his bosses: if the company forces staff to return to the office, he’ll tender his resignation. The Halifax-area technology worker says he’s thriving working from home. His productivity has soared, his last annual review exceeded expectations and he’s now one of the company’s top performers. “I’ve also achieved a […]