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A third (34 per cent) of Canadians say their employer doesn’t provide training or support to deal with workplace conflict, while another 20 per cent say they’re experiencing increased aggression at work, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest mental-health index. The survey’s respondents reported an overall mental-health score of 64.9, up slightly from 64.8 in April. […]

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  • June 28, 2022 June 27, 2022
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Eight in 10 (83 per cent) North American workers are looking for more non-health benefits from their employer, according to a survey by Ceridian HCM Inc. The survey, which polled more than 3,000 workers in Canada and the U.S., found while 86 per cent said they have access to at least one type of non-health […]

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  • June 24, 2022 June 24, 2022
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U.S. employers saw a 41 per cent spike in voluntary employee departures in 2022, according to a new survey by Aon. The survey, which polled 2,000 employers in the U.S., found nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of employees left their jobs last year, 17 per cent of which were voluntary departures. In 2020, a […]

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  • June 8, 2022 June 8, 2022
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Apple Inc. is upping its compensation package and giving its U.S. retail employees a pay increase of 10 per cent or more in a bid to help them combat inflation and stave off a push to unionize across many of its stores. Retail staff will see their wages rise to at least US$22 per hour, up […]

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  • June 3, 2022 June 2, 2022
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More than a quarter (29 per cent) of global employees said their employers are focusing on supporting workers’ physical and mental well-being to address growing skills and labour shortages, according to a new survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The survey, which polled more than 52,000 employees across 44 countries and territories, found respondents said their employers are also combatting […]

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  • May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022
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Close to half (45 per cent) of Canadians say the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted their mental health, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest mental-health index. Although Canadians’ overall mental-health score increased to negative 10 in April from negative 10.5 in March, respondents reported lower scores in terms of work productivity (negative 11.5 from negative […]

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  • May 25, 2022 May 25, 2022
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A story that took an in-depth look at the federal government’s 2022 budget proposals and their potential impacts on employers and employees was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: What’s in the federal budget for employers, employees? Physical health, work-life balance and […]

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  • April 14, 2022 April 13, 2022
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Only half (51 per cent) of U.S. employees believe the benefits and rewards they receive from their employer are distinctive from what they’d receive from another employer, according to a new survey by tax and advisory firm Grant Thornton LLP. The survey, which polled more than 5,000 full-time employees, also found 24 per cent of […]

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  • April 12, 2022 April 12, 2022
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While U.S. employees say most parts of their lives have improved since the coronavirus pandemic was declared in March 2020, their opinions on mental health are divided, according to a new survey by software company Qualtrics. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 employees, found that, while 31 per cent said their mental health has […]

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  • March 15, 2022 March 15, 2022
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A Toronto-based non-profit organization is compensating prospective employees by paying them for their time during interviews. FoodShare Toronto’s new policy, which took effect March 1, pays interviewees a fixed rate of $75, regardless of the position. In addition, if an interview requires the candidate to complete an assignment or prepare a presentation, they’re also compensated […]