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Vestcor Corp. is reporting a 7.5 per cent return for 2023, despite the challenges of rising inflation and high interest rates. The New Brunswick-based investment organization achieved five- and 10-year annualized returns of 6.27 per cent and 6.73 per cent, respectively. In a press release, Vestcor noted these returns ensure its clients continue meeting their […]

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  • April 11, 2024 April 10, 2024
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More than half (57 per cent) of Canadian employees say they’d feel happier in the workplace if they got a raise, according to a new survey by ADP Canada Co. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 employees, found roughly a third said a bonus would make them happier (35 per cent) or more vacation […]

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  • April 8, 2024 April 8, 2024
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While three-quarters (74 per cent) of U.S. companies have increased their commitment to well-being programs in the last two years, just 50 per cent of employees say they’ve seen an increase in support, according to a new survey by Buck, a subsidiary of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The survey, which polled more than 250 […]

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  • March 22, 2024 March 25, 2024
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More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of employees say their mental health has stayed the same or worsened in the past year, according to a new survey by Calm.com Inc. The survey polled more than 150 employers and more than 4,000 workers in the U.S., U.K., Germany and India. It also analyzed usage patterns of more […]

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  • March 18, 2024 March 15, 2024
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Canadian employees who rent or who have mortgage payments are managing economic pressures — like high interest rates and the rising cost of living — by putting off saving for retirement, according to a new survey by Co‑operators Financial Services Ltd. The survey, which polled 1,500 Canadian employees, found 77 per cent of renters said they […]

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  • March 15, 2024 March 14, 2024
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Global pension assets increased by 11 per cent to reach US$55.7 trillion in 2023, up from $50.2 trillion at the end of 2022, according to a new report by WTW’s Thinking Ahead Institute. This growth was attributed to stronger capital market performance following a much more negative impact from markets in the correction of 2022, […]

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  • March 14, 2024 March 13, 2024
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With 2024 well underway, it’s important for employers to adapt their strategies in the ever-evolving landscape of employee benefits. Employee expectations continue to evolve and the emphasis on mental health, well-being and personalized benefits continues to grow, requiring plan sponsors to balance innovation with keeping costs in check during uncertain economic conditions. Read: How family-building […]

More than half (55 per cent) of Americans say they’re worried they won’t achieve financial security in retirement, according to a new survey by the National Institute on Retirement Security. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 individuals aged 25 and older in the U.S., found more than three-quarters (79 per cent) believed there’s a retirement […]

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  • March 1, 2024 February 29, 2024
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Nearly three-quarters (71 per cent) of Canadian workers say their rising cost of living is increasing faster than their income, according to a survey by Scotiabank. The survey, which polled more than 1,500 employees, found Canadians, on average, worry about their finances for 15 hours a week, up from 10 hours last year. Read: Hydro Ottawa providing […]

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  • February 28, 2024 February 26, 2024
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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is reporting a net return of 7.2 per cent for 2023, with net assets increasing to $434 billion. The investment organization’s year-end report said public equities returned 17.7 per cent in 2023, driven by large U.S. technology stocks as well as growth stocks and the Caisse’s large […]

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  • February 23, 2024 February 22, 2024
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