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Employers can use the time surrounding ‘Blue Monday’ to ensure they’re communicating properly with employees and highlighting mental-health supports, says Gianna Ricciardi, vice-president and practice leader at Vita Assure Inc. Blue Monday — typically the third Monday in January — is considered to be the saddest day of the year because the combination of dreary weather […]

Ahead of Giving Tuesday, nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) of U.S. employers say they’ve seen an increase in employee volunteer activities this year, according to a new survey by the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals. However, despite this increase, the survey also found corporate social responsibility professionals have struggled to get participation levels back to a pre-pandemic […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 27, 2023 November 27, 2023
  • 15:00

Even as signs emerge that the labour market is starting to shift in employers’ favour, employee attraction, retention and engagement remain top priorities. During Benefits Canada’s inaugural Future of Work Summit in October, a panel of employers, insurers and academics weighed in on the results of Benefits Canada’s 2023 Future of Work Survey. Almost two-thirds […]

In order to support in-person collaboration while maintaining flexibility, Hootsuite Inc. is encouraging employees to reconnect with their co-workers through its new Perch Days program. “We started our distributed workforce strategy during [the coronavirus pandemic],” says Tara Ataya, the company’s chief people and diversity officer. “With this strategy, we have taken a test-and-iterate approach to […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 17, 2023 November 20, 2023
  • 08:57

UCS Forest Group’s chief human resources and administrative officer discusses the complexities of the post-pandemic workplace, training managers to adapt to the new working environment and ensuring her dogs live their best lives. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: In this post-pandemic world, employees are dealing with a lot of […]

Fidelity Canada’s flexible return-to-office rollout landed the company a win in the Future of work strategy category at Benefits Canada’s 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 20. In September 2022, the organization launched its future-of-work program, which classifies each employee’s role as either hybrid, remote or in person. Indeed, 87 per cent of roles at Fidelity are […]

Plan members with a workplace wellness culture are much more likely (89 per cent) to be satisfied with their jobs compared to those without one (59 per cent), according to the 2023 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey. It found plan members with a workplace wellness culture were also more satisfied with their health benefits plan (81 per cent […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 28, 2023 September 28, 2023
  • 09:00
Employers embracing diversity, but more work to be done

Fewer Canadians are working from home permanently in 2023, according to a new survey by Aviva Canada. Just 19 per cent of survey respondents said they’re doing so, compared to 27 per cent in 2022. However, the percentage of Canadian employees who said they’re working hybrid a few days each week increased to 29 per […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 28, 2023 August 28, 2023
  • 15:00

Nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) of Canadian employees say they volunteered their time or finances in the last two years, reporting an above-average mental-health score (65.6, compared to the national average of 64.6), according to Telus Health’s latest mental-health index. The survey, which polled more than 3,000 workers, found the lowest average mental-health score (50.2) […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 4, 2023 August 4, 2023
  • 15:00

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 […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 27, 2023 June 27, 2023
  • 09:00