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The FIRE concept — financial independence and retiring early — is gaining traction among younger workers, but as appealing as early retirement may be, it isn’t very realistic given the current economic conditions, according to experts. Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald, director of financial security research for the National Institute on Ageing at Toronto Metropolitan University, notes the population […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 18, 2022 November 18, 2022
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Yelp Inc. is bringing employees together to highlight the link between wellness and diversity, equity and inclusion. “When we think about wellness, [DEI] is a big piece of the puzzle in terms of how we support employees’ whole professional selves,” says Miriam Warren, the technology company’s chief diversity officer. “In the early days, we thought about […]

The Ottawa Community Housing Corp.’s flexible employee well-being strategy led to a win in the Health/wellness program category for employers with fewer than 1,000 employees at Benefits Canada‘s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 18. “Our organization is happy about the win because this journey in terms of supporting employee health started about two to three years back,” […]

Nearly a third (30 per cent) of employees say they’d consider switching employers for better mental-health support and resources, according to a survey by Robert Half Canada Inc.  The survey, which polled more than 500 employees, found 63 per cent felt that, although their employer offers adequate resources to meet their mental-health needs, there’s still […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 7, 2022 October 6, 2022
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More than eight in 10 (85 per cent) global company leaders say the shift to hybrid work has challenged their confidence in employee productivity, according to a survey by Microsoft Corp. It found while 87 per cent of employees said they believe they’re productive at work, just 12 per cent of people leaders said they […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 28, 2022 September 28, 2022
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Nearly a third (30 per cent) of insurers are making changes to ensure there’s diversity among the medical providers within their networks, according to a new report by Mercer. The report found more than a quarter (27 per cent) of insurers said they’ve changed their eligibility access processes to make coverage more inclusive for LGBTQ2S+ […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 12, 2022 August 12, 2022
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The ‘Great Resignation’ is ushering in a period of great transformation for employers, the workforce and the workplace of the future, said Charmaine Alexander, senior advisor of disability management at Desjardins Insurance, during a session at Benefits Canada’s 2022 Benefits and Pension Summit on June 1. With labour shortages continuing to plague the workforce, Alexander believes […]

Three-quarters (77 per cent) of employees believe remote and hybrid working has improved their overall well-being, according to a survey by Cisco Systems Inc. The survey, which polled 28,000 full-time employees across the globe, found six in 10 employees who switched to remote working during the coronavirus pandemic reported improvements in their quality of work (61 […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 19, 2022 May 18, 2022
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