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Among working generations of Canadians, employees aged 20 to 29 have the lowest general well-being, reporting a score of 46.9 out of 100, according to a new report by Dialogue Health Technologies Inc. The report analyzed data from 6,400 Canadians and uncovered insights across five dimensions of well-being: mood, stress, sleep, activeness and sense of […]

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  • April 25, 2024 April 24, 2024
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Nearly half (47 per cent) of Canadian employees say they’re interested in improving their well-being and plan on using workplace benefits to do so, according to a new report commissioned by Dialogue Health Technologies Inc. and conducted by Canadian market research firm Environics Research. The report, which analyzed multiple surveys polling more than 1,000 Canadian employees […]

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  • March 28, 2024 March 27, 2024
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Since menopause often hits women at the peak of their careers and can have an impact on their workplace productivity, employers must re-evaluate their benefits plans and workplace policies to better support women through the transition. While the common age range for menopause is between 45 and 55, it can also happen before age 40, […]

As the proportion of Canadians living with one or more chronic disease continues to rise, plan sponsors have the opportunity to provide specific solutions to some of the most common conditions in their employee population, said Karen Callaghan, senior director of chronic disease education and patient support at Novo Nordisk, during Benefits Canada‘s 2023 Healthy […]

Flight Centre Travel Group’s holistic approach to employee wellness resulted in a win at Benefits Canada’s 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 20. The company won in the Health/wellness program category for employers with fewer than 1,000 employees for its Healthwise program. This year, Flight Centre focused on several key wellness areas, including relationships and connections, […]

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Just four in 10 (43 per cent) U.S. employees say their company supports them with resources to better manage and improve their well-being, down from 53 per cent in 2022, according to a new survey by human resources consultancy Alight Solutions. The survey, which polled more than 2,000 employees, found fewer than half rated their mental/emotional […]

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  • September 26, 2023 September 25, 2023
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The majority (70 per cent) of Canadian hybrid employees say they’re more productive than they were prior to the coronavirus pandemic, noting they have more time to relax after work (48 per cent) and enjoy work more (46 per cent), according to a new survey by IWG. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 Canadians […]

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  • April 28, 2023 April 28, 2023
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Employee absences and presenteeism are costing Canadian employers nearly $645 million annually, according to a new report by Manulife Financial Corp. The report — which analyzed data from nearly 50 Manulife group benefits plan sponsor clients, as well as survey responses from more than 4,900 employees — found an average of 48 days per employee were […]

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  • April 12, 2023 April 11, 2023
  • 09:00

A pilot project between Sun Life Canada and CloudMD found employees who had access to a mental-health coach and targeted interventions at the early stage of a mental-health challenge saw significant reductions in their symptoms over time, as well as lower short-term disability durations for those who took leave. “Early detection initiatives can really enhance […]

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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