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While flexible working arrangements may render the traditional workday obsolete, concepts like triple-peak work hours may jeopardize the work-life balance employees are seeking. A report from Microsoft Corp. found triple-peak work hours — in which employees divide their workday over three separate blocks of time, including late in the evenings — are increasing in popularity. […]

Nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’ve experienced harm to their mental health or experienced harassment at work in the past 12 months, compared to 14 per cent in 2022, according to a new survey by the American Psychological Association. The survey, which polled more than 2,500 employees, found 19 per […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 17, 2023 July 17, 2023
  • 15:00

Like other large employers, Ontario Power Generation Inc. has a diverse workforce that embodies the broader Canadian population across multiple demographics. The Crown corporation uses a variety of methods and measurements for gathering diversity, equity and inclusion data, including engagement surveys and focus groups to establish mental-health indicators by analyzing benefits usage, says Tanya Hickey, […]


For LGBTQ2S+ employees and allies, the current news stream is particularly bleak. In recent months, at least 20 U.S. states have enacted laws restricting or banning gender-affirming medical care for transgender minors. In both Canada and the U.S., LGBTQ2S+ events, such as drag queen story hours at public libraries, are increasingly subject to protest both […]


Two-thirds (67 per cent) of North American men say they earn $55,000 or more, compared to just 39 per cent of women, according to a new survey by the Robert Walters Group. The survey, which polled more than 6,000 employees, found 44 per cent of non-binary employees reported feeling underpaid, followed by 40 per cent […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 7, 2023 June 6, 2023
  • 09:00

American Express Canada is supporting employee well-being with onsite counselling and enhanced mental-health resources. Employees can register for free in-office counselling sessions with a registered psychotherapist or virtual sessions with licensed counsellors. The company also upgraded its digital mental-health resources, including access to meditation and breathing exercises via a wellness app. Annette Kingsley, Amex Canada’s […]


Storytelling is a fundamental part of being human. It’s how information, culture and ways of living are passed down to the next generation. It’s also key to building connections and a sense of community. When people share stories, it creates empathy, which in turn promotes a feeling of emotional connection and is a building block […]

An article on why a higher salary is the No. 1 reason employees are searching for a new job was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. 40% of Canadian workers say they aren’t fairly paid: survey 2. 45% of Canadian autistic employees feel […]

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  • April 14, 2023 April 14, 2023
  • 09:00

Nearly half (45 per cent) of Canadian autistic employees say they have to mask their autistic traits at work, according to a new survey by OnePoll for autism advocacy organization Auticon. The survey, which polled more than 950 autistic adults globally, found among all respondents, only 44 per cent said they could be their authentic […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 10, 2023 April 6, 2023
  • 09:00

Although a majority (86 per cent) of U.S. employees say they experienced at least one mental-health challenge over the past year, just a third (33 per cent) said they received mental-health care during that time, according to a survey by Lyra Health Inc. The survey, which polled more than 2,500 employees and more than 250 employers, […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 7, 2023 March 6, 2023
  • 09:00