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The vast majority (87 per cent) of small- and medium-sized employers agreed employee mental health is very important to the success of their business, according to a new survey by the Business Development Bank of Canada. The survey, which polled 750 owners of SMEs, found nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) currently place a high priority on […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 2, 2022 December 2, 2022
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Snap Inc. is the latest technology company requiring employees to return to the office. According to a report by Bloomberg, chief executive officer Evan Spiegel told employees he expects them to be working onsite four days a week starting in February. The policy will also count some tasks, such as client meetings, as time spent […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 2, 2022 December 1, 2022
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Employees in most sectors are experiencing an exponential increase in the amount of time they spend in front of screens during work hours, so updates to vision benefits are long overdue. “Current vision coverage isn’t sufficient and it would be great to see some changes,” says Dr. Harry Bohnsack, an optometrist based in Fredericton, N.B. […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 18, 2022 November 17, 2022
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As the coronavirus crisis enters an endemic phase, employers are beginning to see a return to pre-pandemic levels in paramedical benefits’ usage. During the first eight months of the pandemic, many plan members put off paramedical appointments because they were uncomfortable with non-essential, in-person interactions. In addition, many paramedical services were unavailable due to restrictions […]

Yelp Inc. is bringing employees together to highlight the link between wellness and diversity, equity and inclusion. “When we think about wellness, [DEI] is a big piece of the puzzle in terms of how we support employees’ whole professional selves,” says Miriam Warren, the technology company’s chief diversity officer. “In the early days, we thought about […]

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Twitter Inc. employees are returning to the office following the cancellation of the social media company’s remote working policy. In his first email to employees, new Twitter chief executive officer Elon Musk banned remote work unless he personally approved it, according to a report by Bloomberg. Employees are also expected to work in-office a minimum […]

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  • November 11, 2022 November 11, 2022
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An article on Telus Communications Inc.’s win in Benefits Canada‘s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Telus wins award for supporting employees’ holistic well-being 2. Survey finds nearly all young employees globally experiencing burnout 3. Half of employees say employer hasn’t communicated […]

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  • November 4, 2022 November 3, 2022
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Half (52 per cent) of Canadian employees say their employer hasn’t communicated plans for remote working beyond 2023, while 35 per cent of employers say they’ve communicated at least some guidelines, according to a new survey by the Angus Reid Institute on behalf of Staples Canada. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 workers and […]

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  • November 1, 2022 November 1, 2022
  • 15:00
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The Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan’s response to the coronavirus pandemic led to a win in the Coronavirus and benefits category for an employer with fewer than 1,000 employees at Benefits Canada‘s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 18. When the pandemic was declared in March 2020, the organization quickly responded with measures such as […]

Employee burnout rose to 40 per cent in the third quarter of 2022, an eight per cent rise from May, with the most significant increase in the U.S., where 43 per cent of employees reported feeling burned out, according to a new global survey by Future Forum. The survey, which polled more than nearly 11,000 […]

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  • October 24, 2022 October 21, 2022
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