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Although there are many benefits to remote working arrangements, such as a reduced commute and improved work-life balance, younger employees who work remotely aren’t practising their soft skills and a lack of social interaction may negatively impact their professional lives in the long run, says Janet Candido, founder and principal of human resources consultancy Candido […]

When Amazon Inc. employees in Toronto and Vancouver head to the office, they’ll be able to bring their fur babies with them. The technology company’s ‘Dogs at Work’ program provides dog owners and their four-legged friends with special perks, including a welcome package, designated spaces for their dogs to play, dog-friendly events, discounted pet insurance […]

Fewer than a quarter of Canadian employees describe their wellness as ‘very good,’ a score of nine or 10 out of 10, according to a new survey by Desjardins Insurance. The survey, which polled more than 2,000 workers, found overall wellness scores were lower for LGBTQ2S+ employees, as well as workers who are unhappy with […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 24, 2023 May 23, 2023
  • 09:00

A third (32 per cent) of Canadian workers are at high mental-health risk — considerably higher than the 14 per cent who were found to be at high risk prior to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Telus Health’s (formerly LifeWorks Inc.) latest mental-health survey. Despite respondents’ mental-health score increasing slightly, from 64.6 points in December 2022 […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 24, 2023 February 23, 2023
  • 09:00

After nearly three years mired in the coronavirus pandemic, employers are beginning to put the pieces of their respective workplaces back together, using wellness as the cornerstone. They’re shaping their respective new ways of working — whether remote, in-office or hybrid — and expanding their thinking around wellness to achieve a successful return to a […]

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
  • 09:01

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
  • 09:00

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
  • 15:00