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Three-quarters (74 per cent) of employees with flexible schedules are working more hours than they were pre-pandemic, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled more than 500 employees, found 60 per cent of all respondents are putting in 40 or more hours a week. Almost half (45 per […]

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  • May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022
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Canadian employers are turning their focus to updating their benefits plans and ensuring a strong employee experience in an effort to address the challenges employees are facing in the coronavirus pandemic and to attract key talent in a tight labour market. “Many companies are adding new services to their benefits plans to support their employees […]

The focus on environmental, social and governance factors is a train that’s leaving the station, but some pension plan sponsors and institutional investors remain hesitant to hop aboard. Over the past decade, interest in incorporating ESG factors into investment decisions has increased. Indeed, a 2020 survey by investment consulting firm Callan found 42 per cent […]

While the majority (79 per cent) of U.S. employees remain confident they’ll be able to retire when and how they want, a quarter are less confident than they were before the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by Fidelity Investments Inc. The survey, which polled 2,600 workers, also found 71 per cent said they’re […]

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  • March 23, 2022 March 22, 2022
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Half (50 per cent) of Canadian workers are now more likely to prioritize their health and well-being over work, compared to a global average of 53 per cent, according to a new survey by Microsoft Corp. The survey, which polled more than 31,000 full-time employed or self-employed workers across 31 countries, found 37 per cent […]

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  • March 18, 2022 March 17, 2022
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More than a third (38 per cent) of U.S. employees increased their 401(k) contributions by an average of three per cent in 2021, according to a new survey by Fidelity Investments Inc. By the end of 2021, 83 per cent of workers with a 401(k) received a contribution from their employer, with the average employer […]

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  • February 22, 2022 February 22, 2022
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While 70 per cent of benefits-eligible U.S. workers said they’re more likely to work for an employer that offers employee-paid voluntary benefits, just 49 per cent said they’ve taken advantage of these offerings, according to a new survey by Voya Financial Inc. The survey, which polled around 1,000 respondents, found 31 per cent don’t fully […]

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  • February 16, 2022 February 16, 2022
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The majority (69 per cent) of employed generation Z and millennial Canadians are struggling with anxiety, while 59 per cent are dealing with depression, according to a new survey by Ipsos for RBC Insurance. The survey, which polled more than 1,500 employed Canadians aged 18 and over, found those aged 18 to 34 were significantly […]

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  • February 2, 2022 February 10, 2022
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Just over half (51 per cent) of U.S. employees — including 65 per cent of generation Z respondents — agreed employers have a responsibility to help workers improve and maintain financial wellness, according to a new survey by the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America-College Retirement Equities Fund. The survey, which polled more than […]

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  • January 13, 2022 January 13, 2022
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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure — and nowhere is that more true than when it comes to workplace mental-health supports, said Colleen Adams, manager of health and digital product solutions at Medavie Blue Cross, during a session at Benefits Canada’s 2021 Mental Health Summit. Even before the pandemic, the cost […]