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Cigna is focusing on ‘purposeful presence’ in its return-to-work strategy, amid the ‘Great Resignation’ and employees increasingly choosing roles that align with their values. The strategy stems from the company’s core belief that performance is based on outcomes instead of physical presence, according to a press release, which noted the approach is applied to all […]

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  • July 19, 2022 July 19, 2022
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Approximately two in five Canadians live with a mental-health disorder and about eight million are struggling with non-prescriptive addiction. Medically managed intensive outpatient programming, or MMIOP, provides rapid access to treatment, resolution of symptoms and rapid return to work, said Dr. Rob Tanguay, vice-president and chief medical officer at the Newly Institute, during a session […]

As the country began shutting down to focus on beating back the coronavirus at the height of the pandemic in March 2020, people with chronic health conditions fell to the back of the health-care line. “While all Canadians probably faced — to some extent — a negative impact due to some of the public health […]

Editorial: Looking back — and ahead — in an unprecedented year

With restrictions gradually lifting across the country this summer, employers started to turn their attention to their return to the workplace plans. Now, the fourth wave is underway and uncertainty continues to hang around us like a heavy, dust-covered curtain. But it’s time to clean up, move forward and set out plans for the big […]

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Just over half (56 per cent) of Canadian senior managers said they’ll expect their teams to be onsite full time once restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic completely lift, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. While a complete return to in-office work is the preference of survey respondents, almost a third […]

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  • August 26, 2021 August 25, 2021
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Almost one in five (19 per cent) employees currently working from home said they’d consider quitting immediately if their employer demanded they return to the office full time, according to a new survey by the Angus Reid Institute. More than a third (39 per cent) said they’d head back to the office without much issue, […]

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  • August 17, 2021 August 18, 2021
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The Bank of Canada is adopting a hybrid work model when employees return to the office once the coronavirus pandemic recedes. The majority of the bank’s employees will have the ability to continue working remotely for up to 50 per cent of the time, balanced over a two-week period, said Alexis Corbett, the BoC’s managing director […]

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s considering making coronavirus vaccinations mandatory for some federally regulated workplaces in a bid to boost Canada’s vaccination levels. He’s asked the country’s top bureaucrat to look at whether any federal workers should be required to get vaccinated. Almost 82 per cent of eligible Canadians at least 12 years old have […]

When SAP Canada’s offices fully reopen, it will adopt a flexible work model, as well as guidelines that aim to define what hybrid work means in the post-coronavirus pandemic workplace. When the global pandemic was declared last March, SAP Canada temporarily shut down its six offices in Canada. Like most companies, the shift to 100 per […]

Bumble Inc. is introducing paid leave and a biannual company-wide week off for its global employees. The dating app, which has offices in Russia, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S., is rolling out the paid leave to ensure employees are caring for themselves outside of work, according to a statement. It includes: a minimum of […]

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  • August 4, 2021 August 4, 2021
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