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While Canada’s rate of employee engagement is in line with the global average of 21 per cent, it remains lower than the U.S. (35 per cent), according to a new survey by Gallup Inc. Among Canadian employee respondents, 63 per cent were likely to describe themselves as thriving compared to a global average of 33 […]

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  • June 20, 2022 June 17, 2022
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An article on the possible surge of disability claims linked to long-haul coronavirus and remote work injuries was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Employers can expect surge of claims linked to long-haul coronavirus, remote work injuries: lawyers 2. 74% of employers say […]

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  • June 17, 2022 June 17, 2022
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Nearly a third (30 per cent) of private sector employers in the U.S. are offering Juneteenth as a paid holiday this year, in addition to any federal U.S. employers already providing it as a paid day off, according to a new survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Juneteenth — also referred to as […]

The ‘Great Resignation’ is ushering in a period of great transformation for employers, the workforce and the workplace of the future, said Charmaine Alexander, senior advisor of disability management at Desjardins Insurance, during a session at Benefits Canada’s 2022 Benefits and Pension Summit on June 1. With labour shortages continuing to plague the workforce, Alexander believes […]

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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As the pandemic winds down, employers can expect to see an increase in disability claims related to long-haul coronavirus infections and compensation claims resulting from injuries incurred while working remotely, says Joshua Goldberg, a Toronto-based personal injury lawyer. The most common long-haul coronavirus symptoms are fatigue, shortness of breath, brain fog and muscle and joint […]

Three-quarters (74 per cent) of employers cite cost as the most important aspect to consider when designing and reviewing their benefits plans, followed by employee attraction and retention (63 per cent), according to a new survey by MBWL International Ltd. and Normandin Beaudry. Daniel Drolet, a senior partner at Normandin Beaudry, says while employers focused […]

More than two-fifths (45 per cent) of employees who work remotely or in a hybrid arrangement say their teams’ performance improved during the past two years, while just a third (34 per cent) of onsite workers feel the same, according to a survey by Eagle Hill Consulting Ltd. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 […]

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  • June 14, 2022 June 13, 2022
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More than two years after the coronavirus pandemic shifted many white-collar employees to remote working, some employers are planning their return to the office — even if it means bringing staff back kicking and screaming. Earlier this month, Tesla Inc. founder and chief executive officer Elon Musk made waves when, in internal emails, he demanded […]

While 88 per cent of global executives say their organizations use succession planning, 74 per cent report their organizations often or always hire external candidates for leadership roles as opposed to promoting from within, according to a new survey by Ceridian HCM Inc. The survey, which polled 2,000 global leaders, found a third (35 per […]

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  • June 13, 2022 June 10, 2022
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