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The rise of remote work has led to a loss of workplace social connections that is negatively affecting employees, according to a new report by the Conference Board of Canada. The report, which is based on multiple surveys conducted between 2022 and 2023, found employers are concerned about workplace isolation as flexible work arrangements become […]

Unions representing more than 270,000 federal public service workers have filed a series of legal challenges to the federal government’s new mandate requiring its workers to report to the office three days per week. The Public Service Alliance of Canada, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, the Canadian Association of Professional Employees […]

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  • May 27, 2024 May 24, 2024
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An article highlighting CGI Group’s initiatives for Mental Health Awareness Month was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the past week: 1. CGI Group promoting mental-health support through compassion tool, employee recognition 2. Gen Z reports worsened communication skills due to remote working, […]

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  • May 24, 2024 May 23, 2024
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Nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) of Canadian employees say return-to-worksite mandates impose a financial burden, a percentage that increases to 70 per cent among hybrid workers due to the cost of working remotely and onsite, according to a new survey by Capterra Inc. The survey, which polled 250 Canadian workers, found 81 per cent said […]

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  • May 22, 2024 May 22, 2024
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A quarter (24 per cent) of Canadian generation Z workers say their verbal skills have worsened due to virtual learning or working during the coronavirus pandemic, compared to only five per cent of baby boomers, according to a new survey by language learning platform Preply Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,500 Canadians, found 92 […]

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  • May 21, 2024 May 17, 2024
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Fidelity Canada touts preventative, life-sustaining benefits plans

More than three-quarters (77 per cent) of U.K. employees say their employee benefits didn’t meet their needs during their cancer journey, according to a new survey by Reframe Cancer. The survey, which polled 500 U.K. working adults who have personal experience of working with cancer, found among those unsatisfied with their benefits, more than half were male […]

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  • May 15, 2024 May 14, 2024
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Working time and work-life balance are key dimensions of an employer’s culture that can impact workers’ health, well-being and quality of life, according to a report by Statistics Canada. It found some flexible working arrangements, such as start and finishing times, can help employees balance work and family commitments, while others, such as long working hours, […]

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  • May 14, 2024 May 14, 2024
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Four years ago, as the coronavirus pandemic entered its third month, I unknowingly — and unwittingly — took my first steps towards a new chapter in my career. As a writer for a Canadian travel trade publication, I was suddenly without work as the health crisis brought the global travel industry to a screeching halt. […]

A consultant says location is one of many factors determining pay, while a human resources specialist argues it shouldn’t be a consideration. Cissy Pau, principal consultant, Clear HR Consulting Inc. Work location is certainly a factor to consider when determining pay for remote workers. When conducting compensation benchmarking, it’s common practice to look at pay […]

More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of working mothers are concerned about losing the level of flexibility they have at work in 2024, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. Over the last 24 months, more companies have mandated employees to work onsite more frequently and that’s a big concern for working parents, […]