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Almost half (48 per cent) of Canadian employees are experiencing at least one work-related mental-health risk factor, according to a new report by Manulife Corp. The report also highlighted that 16 per cent of working hours (or 41.2 days) were lost in 2021 due to absences and presenteeism. In addition, mental fatigue was the No. […]

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  • March 29, 2022 March 28, 2022
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As provinces across the country begin removing coronavirus pandemic restrictions over the coming weeks, some employers are already returning employees to their respective workplaces. But many employees are still hesitant to return to a shared office space, particularly while the country is still mired in the public health crisis. Although some employers may drop their […]

More than half (55 per cent) of Canadians employers say they want their employees to work onsite full time as coronavirus pandemic restrictions ease, according to a new survey by Robert Half. The survey, which polled more than 800 senior managers, found 44 per cent said they support long-term hybrid schedules and employees’ ability to […]

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  • March 23, 2022 March 23, 2022
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The announcement of a new multi-employer pension plan for Canadian physicians was the most read story over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. New multi-employer pension plan coming for incorporated physicians 2. Employees want flexible working, better benefits to return to workplace: survey 3. After a strong 2021, […]

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  • March 18, 2022 March 17, 2022
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Right from the very beginning, the coronavirus pandemic has taken Canadian real estate investors on a wild ride. After the freefalling panic of March 2020, the sector settled into a relatively comfortable rhythm and undulated through several waves of the virus, saving one of its steeper peaks and troughs for the tail end of 2021. […]

Office workers used to, well, work in offices. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Since it was first declared, entire organizations — from the chief executive officers steering the ships to the administrative assistants below decks — were upended, flinging everyone from the company mothership into their own personal lifeboats. As employers and employees face down […]

Ride-share company Lyft Inc. is introducing a flexible working strategy. In a blog post, Kristin Sverchek, the organization’s president of business affairs, said almost all new and existing employees will have the choice of where to live and where to work. “Lyft employees can work from the office, at home or any combination of the two. […]

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  • March 17, 2022 March 16, 2022
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While just 12 per cent of Canadian office workers say working entirely at a physical workplace is their ideal scenario moving forward, 43 per cent say they’d be likely to look for a new job if their current employer mandated a full-time return to the office, according to a new survey by Amazon Business Canada. […]

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  • March 14, 2022 March 14, 2022
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An article on British Columbia’s paramedics and their need for enhanced mental-health benefits was the most read story over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. B.C. paramedics seeking enhanced mental-health benefits 2. Canadian pension plans overcoming legislation, governance challenges: webinar 3. Ontario’s DB pension plans should take steps […]

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  • March 4, 2022 March 4, 2022
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As this wave of the coronavirus pandemic abates and more organizations settle into their respective futures of work, leadership teams are considering how the many factors around the management of work and people will need to evolve. While some organizations don’t want — or can’t — change where people work, those that can have numerous […]