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Canadian employees are divided on whether there’s a significant difference between the workplace culture cited by their employer and the reality, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest mental-health index. Nearly two-fifths (38 per cent) of employees believe there’s a significant difference. This group also had a lower mental-health score (58.7) than the 37 per cent who believe […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 30, 2022 September 29, 2022
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More than eight in 10 (85 per cent) global company leaders say the shift to hybrid work has challenged their confidence in employee productivity, according to a survey by Microsoft Corp. It found while 87 per cent of employees said they believe they’re productive at work, just 12 per cent of people leaders said they […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 28, 2022 September 28, 2022
  • 15:00
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Canadian online estate planning company Willful is making its remote-working policy permanent and allowing employees to work from anywhere they choose. The employer reopened its Toronto office earlier this year, inviting staff to go in on a voluntary basis. However, the space was under-utilized and wasn’t worth the cost of keeping it open, says Erin Bury, […]

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A Markham, Ont. law firm is balancing the needs of employees and clients in its return-to-office strategy. Laura Williams, founder and managing partner of Williams HR Law LLP, says the firm is requiring employees to work onsite two to three days per week, with Friday a designated remote-working day for all employees. “It depends on […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
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The technology company’s senior benefits consultant on employee well-being, the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion and bikes races in Western Canada. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role?   A: Although there can be day-to-day challenges supporting our employees across Canada, Amazon continues to support the increased needs created by the coronavirus […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
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Just 19 per cent of Canada’s investment managers say they’ve adopted a fully remote working model as of September 2022, according to a survey by the Portfolio Management Association of Canada. The survey, which polled more than 100 investment managers among the PMAC’s membership, also found more than a quarter (26 per cent) said they’re […]

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  • September 14, 2022 September 14, 2022
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The announcement Benefits Canada‘s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards’ finalists was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Which employers are finalists in the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards? 2. Class action suit against Indian solar business backed by Caisse, OMERS seeking lead plaintiff 3. OMERS appointing […]

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  • September 9, 2022 September 9, 2022
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Slightly more than half (51 per cent) of hybrid or remote workers say they’d leave their job if they were mandated to return to the office, according to a new survey by software company Workhuman. The survey, which polled 1,000 full-time employees in the U.S., found although two-thirds (67 per cent) of respondents reported their working […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 6, 2022 September 2, 2022
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Nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of U.S. employees would choose better work-life balance over better pay, compared to 31 per cent who said the opposite or six per cent who were unsure, according to a new survey by FlexJobs. The survey, which polled 4,000 workers from generation Z, millennials, generation X, baby boomers and the […]

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  • August 31, 2022 August 31, 2022
  • 09:00
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An article on the Royal Bank of Canada’s plans for returning employees to the office was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. RBC employees returning to in-office working to foster creativity, collaboration 2. CPPIB backing of grain exporter provides Russia propaganda victory: expert […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 26, 2022 August 25, 2022
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