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An article about Hootsuite providing employees with an extra week off this summer was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Hootsuite giving employees additional week off to support mental health, work-life balance 2. Younger employees more likely to switch jobs for better benefits: […]

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  • July 8, 2022 July 8, 2022
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Employers can help employees achieve an optimal work-life balance by embedding a right-to-disconnect policy into their overall business practices, says Lidia Pawlikowski, associate vice-president of Hub International Ltd. Last month, Ontario’s right-to-disconnect legislation took effect, requiring employers with 25 or more workers to have a written policy for employees to disconnect from their job at […]

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An article on how Scotiabank is supporting employee financial well-being was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Scotiabank supporting employee financial well-being with pension info sessions 2. Expert panel: The future of work is flexible, prioritizes employee mental health 3. Canadian pension funds calling […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 3, 2022 June 2, 2022
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Ontario’s right-to-disconnect legislation takes effect today, requiring employers to have a written policy about employees disconnecting from their job at the end of the workday. The legislation — which pertains to employers with 25 or more workers —  passed last November and was introduced by the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario as part of the […]

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  • June 2, 2022 June 1, 2022
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A third (33 per cent) of Canadians say their employer doesn’t offer workplace addiction support programs, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest mental-health index. The survey, which polled 3,000 working Canadians, found the overall mental-health score rose very slightly in March to negative 10.5 points from negative 10.6 in February. However, those without workplace addiction support […]

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  • April 22, 2022 April 21, 2022
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A story on KPMG in Canada helping staff refresh and recharge by making every weekend a long weekend this summer took the top spot over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. KPMG is turning every weekend into a long weekend for employees this summer 2. University Pension Plan […]

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  • February 18, 2022 February 18, 2022
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An advisory group tasked with recommending how Canada should handle the right to disconnect after work hours was split on whether the country should adopt a legislative requirement for workplaces. A final report released Feb. 10 by the Right to Disconnect Advisory Committee said unions and non-governmental organizations that were consulted want the country to […]

As right-to-disconnect legislation gains steam across Canada and around the world, a story on how employers are dealing with this movement in 2022 took the top spot over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. How employers are focusing on right-to-disconnect movement in 2022 2. DB pensions offer significant […]

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  • January 14, 2022 January 13, 2022
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During Danish Yusuf’s morning routine, his work phone rarely rings and seldom is there an appointment with his Toronto insurance company staff. The lack of disruptions is no coincidence. Years ago, Yusuf instructed staff not to plan meetings or send electronic communications early in the morning or after 5 p.m. in hopes of helping staff relax […]

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The Ontario government is requiring employers with 25 or more employees to draft a right-to-disconnect policy. The legislation, which passed on Nov. 30 but is yet to receive royal assent, means employers will be required to establish a written policy about employees disconnecting from their job at the end of the workday. The Progressive Conservative Party of […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 3, 2021 December 2, 2021
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