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Nearly three-quarters (74 per cent) of U.S. employers say they offer hybrid work arrangements, according to a new survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The survey, which polled more than 500 employers, found 55 per cent said they offer fully remote working arrangements while 57 per cent offer flexible work hours. In […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 20, 2022 December 20, 2022
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As the coronavirus crisis moves into an endemic phase, employers are diligently rebuilding their workplaces to suit the new working environment that’s emerged from this cataclysmic disruption. In the meantime, Canadians are facing the rising cost of living and trying to balance the responsibilities in their work and family lives. In the face of all […]

Hybrid work and the rise of the four-day workweek are among the factors shaping employers’ well-being and mental-health strategies in 2023, says Laura Putnam, founder of wellness consultancy Motion Infusion. “These trends point to not only a rise in the recognition of the importance of well-being at work, but there’s also a recognition that check-the-box […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 16, 2022 December 15, 2022
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Ten years ago, while BlackBerry Ltd. was moving from its head office near the University of Waterloo campus to a complex of three office buildings in the city, it took the opportunity to use feedback from employees to influence how it built its new space. A wellness room and a spirituality room were among the requests […]

After two and a half years of coronavirus pandemic-induced remote work, employers are attempting to bring employees back to the office, but many are failing to do so in a way that supports employees’ mental well-being and takes their desire for work-life balance into account, according to Linda Duxbury, a professor at Carleton University’s Sprott […]

In the face of a tight labour market and fierce competition for top talent, employee mental-health and well-being supports are emerging as key components of employers’ attraction and retention strategies. Speaking during a panel session at Benefits Canada‘s 2022 Healthy Outcomes Conference, Zayna Khayat (left), vice-president of growth and client success at Teladoc Health, said […]

Salesforce Inc. is requiring some employees return to the office and abide by other productivity rules amid slowing revenue growth. The organization, which was one of the first technology companies to let employees work from anywhere, mandated that some sales staff who live near offices return to work at these locations Tuesdays through Thursdays as […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 7, 2022 December 6, 2022
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Two-fifths (42 per cent) of Canadian employers say they anticipate obstacles related to recruiting and retaining skilled employees over the next three months, according to a new report by Statistics Canada. The report found more than half of employers in retail trade (53 per cent), construction (52 per cent), accommodation and food services (51 per […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 6, 2022 December 6, 2022
  • 09:00
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The vast majority (87 per cent) of small- and medium-sized employers agreed employee mental health is very important to the success of their business, according to a new survey by the Business Development Bank of Canada. The survey, which polled 750 owners of SMEs, found nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) currently place a high priority on […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 2, 2022 December 2, 2022
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Snap Inc. is the latest technology company requiring employees to return to the office. According to a report by Bloomberg, chief executive officer Evan Spiegel told employees he expects them to be working onsite four days a week starting in February. The policy will also count some tasks, such as client meetings, as time spent […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 2, 2022 December 1, 2022
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