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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 […]

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Two-fifths (38 per cent) of U.S. employees say they haven’t taken a vacation in the past 12 months, according to a new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting. The survey, which polled more than 1,300 workers, found lower-income employees (59 per cent), generation Z (46 per cent) and workers without a college degree (46 per cent) […]

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  • November 20, 2023 November 17, 2023
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Flight Centre Travel Group’s efforts to support employee mental health amid the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic resulted in a win at Benefits Canada’s 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 20. The travel company won in the Mental-health program category for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees for its Healthwise program, which includes a […]

As the U.K.’s new flexible working bill receives royal assent, Edward Majewski, partner at Ogletree Deakins International LLP, says similar legislation would benefit employers and employees in Canada. The Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023, which received royal assent last month, sets out the right of employees to request variations to particular terms and conditions of […]

More than half (57 per cent) of employees say they’re seriously considering quitting their current jobs for one that’s more supportive, while nearly seven out of 10 executives are thinking about taking this leap, according to a survey by Deloitte. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 C-suite leaders and more than 1,000 employees, found […]

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  • June 27, 2023 June 27, 2023
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An article on seven questions that employers should ask as the coronavirus pandemic moves into an endemic phase was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Expert panel: Seven important questions as pandemic moves into endemic phase 2. Just 14% of U.S. women say […]

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  • June 9, 2023 June 8, 2023
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Just half (50 per cent) of employees say they’re able to completely disconnect from work while on vacation, according to a new survey by the Harris Poll and Ceridian HCM Inc. The survey, which polled more than 600 employees — including more than 300 who work remotely in some capacity — found 45 per cent said they […]

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  • June 6, 2023 June 6, 2023
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While the majority (84 per cent) of U.S. workers say they’re at least somewhat happy at work, nearly two-thirds (60 per cent) report some level of burnout, according to a new survey by the Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,100 employees and more than 500 employers, found the vast […]

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  • May 19, 2023 May 19, 2023
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Two-fifths (39 per cent) of U.S. employees say they haven’t taken a vacation in the last 12 months, according to a new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 workers, found lower-income employees (59 per cent) and younger staff (43 per cent) were most likely to not take a vacation. […]

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  • March 31, 2023 March 31, 2023
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Although a majority (86 per cent) of U.S. employees say they experienced at least one mental-health challenge over the past year, just a third (33 per cent) said they received mental-health care during that time, according to a survey by Lyra Health Inc. The survey, which polled more than 2,500 employees and more than 250 employers, […]

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  • March 7, 2023 March 6, 2023
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