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As the mental-health concerns of employees in remote working arrangements continue to evolve, Thomson Reuters Corp. is taking a flexible approach to supporting these workers. “Overall, there’s less of a [mental-health] crisis now [than there was at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic], when people felt they needed to always be on [their computers] and […]

A story on whether the federal government should follow the U.K.’s lead and enshrine flexible working into law was the most-read human resources story on BenefitsCanada.com this year. Here are the 10 most popular HR news stories of 2023: 1. Should Canada implement flexible working legislation for all workplaces? 2. How recent Canada Labour Code updates are impacting federally […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 20, 2023 December 19, 2023
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Between 2000 and 2022, the average retirement age among Canadians climbed from 61.6 to 64.6, the highest it’s been since 1982, according to data from Statistics Canada. The agency’s June 2023 labour force survey found 22 per cent of Canadians aged 55 to 59 were either partially or completely retired. The same was true of […]

  • By: Kim Siddall
  • December 18, 2023 December 18, 2023
  • 09:00
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Justin Ryan Horton has two jobs. When he’s not working 24-hour shifts as a firefighter, he’s working as an administrative assistant for a local community college from his home in Colorado Springs, Colo. Firefighting isn’t a work-from-home kind of job, so when the community college position gave him the choice to clock in remotely, he […]

If absenteeism is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to employees’ mental health and well-being, presenteeism is the bulky underwater mass, said William Lindsay, senior disability management advisor at Desjardins Insurance, during Benefits Canada’s 2023 Mental Health Summit. While absenteeism — defined as an employee being repeatedly absent for more than half a day — is […]

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An article on how the Royal Bank of Canada is marking Financial Literacy Month 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 educating employees, reducing stigma around money matters through financial wellness hub 2. CPPIB returns 0.1% in Q2 2024, led by credit, private […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 17, 2023 November 16, 2023
  • 09:00

An article on Fidelity Canada’s win in the Future of work strategy category at Benefits Canada‘s 2023 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. Fidelity Canada wins award for focusing on flexibility amid return-to-office rollout 2. CPP maximum pensionable earnings increasing to $68,500 […]

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  • November 10, 2023 November 9, 2023
  • 09:00
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Just half (52 per cent) of European employers say their employees comply with in-person work policies, according to a new survey by employment law firm Littler Mendelson. The survey, which polled nearly 800 employers across Europe, found more than half (58 per cent) said they offer hybrid working arrangements, while just 30 per cent said […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 9, 2023 November 8, 2023
  • 09:00
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Just a third (31 per cent) of U.S. employees say their employers has asked for their input on remote and hybrid working arrangements, according to a new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting. The survey, which polled more than 1,300 workers, found half (49 per cent) said they prefer an employer that offers remote and hybrid […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 6, 2023 November 6, 2023
  • 15:00
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An article on how flexible dress codes can support diversity, equity and inclusion was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. How flexible dress codes can support DEI amid post-pandemic return to office 2. With Ford, GM employees set to join CAAT’s DBplus pension, what’s […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 20, 2023 October 19, 2023
  • 09:00