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As competition to attract talent continues to heat up amid a tight labour market, the vast majority (90 per cent) of U.S. employers are planning to invest more in employee mental-health support, according to a new survey by Wellable. The survey, which polled almost 200 U.S. health insurance brokers and wellness consultants, found slightly more than […]

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  • January 21, 2022 January 20, 2022
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A story on the Toronto-Dominion Bank’s enhancement to its benefits offerings in 2022 with expanded family planning coverage took the top spot over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. TD expanding fertility treatment coverage, bereavement policy 2. N.S. Pension Services Corp. appoints new CIO 3. 82% of Canadian workers think […]

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  • January 21, 2022 January 21, 2022
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About three-quarters (78 per cent) of U.S. employers said they’re more focused on the quality of health care over cost management when making decisions about their benefits plan amid the current war for talent acquisition and retention, according to a new survey by Artemis Health Inc. The survey, which polled more than 300 U.S. human […]

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  • January 20, 2022 January 19, 2022
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Workers turn to them for support, clients rely on them for answers, companies lean on them in times of crisis. Yet, as the coronavirus pandemic stretches inexorably on, the never-ending demands on business leaders are pushing some to the brink of burnout, some experts have warned. “Leaders are under tremendous strain,” says Paula Allen, global […]

More than half (58 per cent) of frontline workers said they believe their work stress will either stay the same or worsen in the coming year, according to a global survey by Edelman Data x Intelligence for Microsoft Corp. The survey, which polled more than 9,000 frontline workers, found about half (51 per cent) agreed that labour […]

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  • January 18, 2022 January 17, 2022
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Toronto-based virtual-care platform Maple Corp. is acquiring Wello, a Calgary-based virtual health-care brand. Wello, which was founded in 2017, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coril Holdings Ltd. and provides access to virtual primary medical care to employees of more than 350 companies across Canada. Maple was founded in 2015 and is billed as “Canada’s largest […]

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  • January 18, 2022 January 18, 2022
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Employees don’t usually meditate together during work hours, but these aren’t usual times. Every month, the team at Wattpad gathers (virtually, for now) and is guided through a meditation class to help calm frayed nerves amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Abby Yew, the multi-platform entertainment company’s head of marketing, says she started taking sound-bath and […]

Almost two years into the global coronavirus pandemic, more than a third (35 per cent) of working Canadians are feeling burned out, according to a new survey commissioned by Canada Life’s Workplace Strategies for Mental Health and conducted by Mental Health Research Canada. The study measured a range of factors related to how employees are […]

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  • January 17, 2022 January 17, 2022
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A majority (82 per cent) of working Canadians believe employers should provide virtual care services for their employees, according to a survey conducted by Environics Research and sponsored by Dialogue Health Technologies Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,700 Canadians, found six in 10 said they’d likely use virtual care if it was available […]

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  • January 14, 2022 January 13, 2022
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A new year is bringing back old issues for employers and employees alike. The rise of the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus variant meant many students once again switched to online schooling. And while some schools across Canada are now reopening, employers continue to use a combination of flexible schedules and benefits offerings to support working […]