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A third (34 per cent) of Canadians say their employer doesn’t provide training or support to deal with workplace conflict, while another 20 per cent say they’re experiencing increased aggression at work, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest mental-health index. The survey’s respondents reported an overall mental-health score of 64.9, up slightly from 64.8 in April. […]

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  • June 28, 2022 June 27, 2022
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Nearly a third (31 per cent) of Canadian employees are currently looking or plan to look for a new role in the second half of 2022, up from 28 per cent in December 2021, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled more than 500 Canadian employees, found those […]

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  • June 20, 2022 June 21, 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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Employees are experiencing more pain than ever before, with nearly half of the workforce diagnosed with some form of chronic pain lasting more than three months, according to Dr. Ayla Azad, chief experience officer at the Canadian Chiropractic Association, during a session at Benefits Canada‘s 2022 Benefits & Pension Summit on June 1. Citing several different […]

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Eight in 10 (81 per cent) white-collar workers cite hybrid work as a top factor when looking for a new job, ranked alongside higher pension contributions (90 per cent), bonuses/profit sharing (85 per cent) and unlimited vacation and holiday allowances (76 per cent), according to a new survey by IWG. The survey, which polled 1,000 […]

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  • June 16, 2022 June 16, 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 […]

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 […]

An article on how pension plans are approaching risk management was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Expert panel: Is risk management the new frontier in pension governance? 2. Sun Life completes acquisition of U.S. dental benefits provider 3. 44% of employers believe remote […]

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  • June 10, 2022 June 9, 2022
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Employees like Matt Fairbanks are one of the reasons the hospitality and restaurant industry is struggling to find workers even as the coronavirus pandemic wanes. The 34-year-old former bartender has moved from slinging beers in Toronto to selling software to restaurants for a Saskatchewan company, which he does remotely. “I was always kind of one […]