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The majority of U.S. employers say recruiting talent (67 per cent) and retaining talent (64 per cent) are their top priorities, according to a new survey by CBIZ Inc. The survey, which polled more than 850 U.S. employers, found the next most important priority was controlling employee medical costs (49 per cent), with these cost-containment […]

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  • March 20, 2023 March 20, 2023
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Three years ago this month, the world was grappling with the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Even then, with very little information available, people were beginning to turn their attention to the anticipated long-term ramifications of the public health crisis. With everyone experiencing this once-in-a-century moment simultaneously, no one had a response for how […]

The Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan has added a lead pharmacy consultant to its group life and disability claims team to assist in managing both early intervention and ongoing disability claims. The role, which was introduced in June 2021, creates a collaborative relationship between the pharmacist and the disability management team, providing further support for plan […]

As the coronavirus pandemic enters its fourth year, it’s perhaps unsurprising that the health crisis has taken its toll on employee mental health. Scotiabank saw a notable rise in claims for mental-health drugs in 2022, says Ayman Alvi, the bank’s vice-president of global pension and benefits, noting the increased use of these medications aligns with […]

During the coronavirus pandemic, most people were forced to work remotely and create makeshift offices in spaces that weren’t designed for that purpose. The result is a serious impact on musculoskeletal issues. Dr. Ayla Azad, interim chief executive officer of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, says remote and hybrid work are having a major effect on […]

The financial services company’s head of global well-being and benefits strategy talks hybrid working, diverse benefits and time outdoors with her dogs. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: Being fairly new to Nasdaq, I’m learning something new every day about our organization, our people and what we do. Did you […]


The vast majority (91 per cent) of Canadian human resources leaders say they use hybrid work to recruit new talent, with 81 per cent saying it’s a “very to extremely effective” recruiting tool, according to a new survey by IWG. The survey, which polled more than 250 Canadian HR leaders, found prior to 2020, only […]

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  • March 16, 2023 March 16, 2023
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As ‘quiet hiring’ becomes more prominent amid a challenging labour market, communication and incentivization are key considerations for employers, says Janet Candido, founder and principal of human resources consultancy Candido Consulting Group. “It can be a great growth opportunity for an employee, whether it’s presented as a stretch assignment or just an upscaling opportunity. You […]


Nearly three-quarters (70 per cent) of U.S. employees say financial stress negatively impacts their work performance, according to a new survey by YouGov and YuLife Insurance Agency Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 workers, found a third (32 per cent) of all respondents and 42 per cent of employees aged 18 to 35 said financial […]

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  • March 13, 2023 March 13, 2023
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Two-thirds (65 per cent) of working mothers in Canada are experiencing a difficult mental-health load caused by balancing their work and family responsibilities, according to a new survey by Capterra Inc. The survey, which polled nearly 1,000 Canadian employees, found 46 per cent of working mothers felt more likely to be overlooked for promotion opportunities, […]

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  • March 10, 2023 March 10, 2023
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