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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 […]

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  • May 19, 2022 May 18, 2022
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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect people’s employment experience, four-day workweek trials around the world are testing a new way of working. Tina Dacin, professor and Stephen J.R. Smith chair of strategy and organizational behaviour at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University The seemingly endless ebbs and flows of the pandemic have required people […]

The majority of chief executive officers (83 per cent) and employees (70 per cent) report missing at least one day of work due to stress, burnout or other mental-health challenges, according to a new survey by Headspace Health. The global survey, which polled more than 500 CEOs and 5,400 full-time employees, also found more than […]

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  • April 28, 2022 April 27, 2022
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Only half (51 per cent) of U.S. employees believe the benefits and rewards they receive from their employer are distinctive from what they’d receive from another employer, according to a new survey by tax and advisory firm Grant Thornton LLP. The survey, which polled more than 5,000 full-time employees, also found 24 per cent of […]

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  • April 12, 2022 April 12, 2022
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Although mental well-being among Canadian employees has increased by seven per cent since the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, 21 per cent are still reporting a negative state of psychological health, according to a new survey by Capterra. The survey, which polled 1,100 Canadians, found both full- and part-time employees reported a 22 per […]

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  • April 8, 2022 April 7, 2022
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Three-quarters (73 per cent) of U.S. employees said their employer needs to offer more resources to help them manage their personal finances, according to a new survey by personal finance platform Ramsey Solutions. The survey, which polled more than 3,000 full-time workers, found only 23 per cent had access to employer-provided financial wellness benefits. Among […]

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  • March 17, 2022 March 16, 2022
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Employers are turning to virtual health care offerings to support employees’ physical wellness amid the ongoing pandemic. Since Alithya, a Montreal-based technology company, launched a wellness portal last July, a virtual fitness program has become one of the most utilized benefits offerings, says Catherine Bourque, its vice-president of human capital. The program — which allows employees to […]

While 86 per cent of U.S. employers said mental health, stress and burnout are top priorities, only 25 per cent have already articulated and adopted a well-being strategy, according to a new survey by WTW. The survey, which polled 322 employers, found while 42 per cent redesigned their employee assistance program in 2021, 39 per […]

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  • January 28, 2022 January 27, 2022
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Employees don’t usually meditate together during work hours, but these aren’t usual times. Every month, the team at Wattpad gathers (virtually, for now) and is guided through a meditation class to help calm frayed nerves amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Abby Yew, the multi-platform entertainment company’s head of marketing, says she started taking sound-bath and […]

Almost two years into the global coronavirus pandemic, more than a third (35 per cent) of working Canadians are feeling burned out, according to a new survey commissioned by Canada Life’s Workplace Strategies for Mental Health and conducted by Mental Health Research Canada. The study measured a range of factors related to how employees are […]

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  • January 17, 2022 January 17, 2022
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