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An article on how Telus is training its people leaders to recognize when employees are experiencing mental-health struggles was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Telus training managers to recognize signs of employees experiencing mental-health struggles 2. Canadian DB pension plans down 12.8% […]

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  • February 3, 2023 February 3, 2023
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Telus Communications Inc. is training its people leaders to recognize when employees are experiencing mental-health struggles. The organization provides leaders with scripts to refer to when they recognize an employee needs help. The scripts guide managers through broaching the conversation, directing employees to the appropriate company support tools, following up with the individual and maintaining confidentiality. Company […]

Employees aged 40 and younger are 60 per cent more likely than workers aged 50 and older to lack confidence in their ability to cope with stressors at work, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest mental-health index. The survey’s respondents reported an overall mental-health score of 64.6, up slightly from 64.3 in November. The sub-scores for anxiety […]

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  • January 27, 2023 January 27, 2023
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More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of employees say their manager impacts their mental health as much as their spouse or partner, according to a new survey by human resources consultancy UKG. The survey, which polled 2,200 employees from around the world, found 70 per cent of respondents said their employer needs to do more […]

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  • January 27, 2023 January 26, 2023
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Nearly two-thirds (64 per cent) of U.S. employers are planning to increase their spend on employee wellness programs, according to a new survey by Wellable. The survey, which polled roughly 200 health insurance brokers and wellness consultants, found respondents expect employers to prioritize benefits related to mental health (91 per cent), stress management and resilience […]

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  • January 25, 2023 January 24, 2023
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The coronavirus pandemic put mental health squarely on employers’ agendas and this focus on employee well-being is even more important as some organizations return to in-person work. In 2023, employers will continue to re-evaluate how they support their employees and it’s likely many organizations will provide increased flexibility, such as remote working options or a […]

While traditional therapy benefits and virtual-care options are now table stakes in benefits plans, there’s more employers can do to equip employees with the resources to manage their mental-health challenges and build resilience, said Rebecca Smith, director of group life and disability services at Medavie Blue Cross, during Benefits Canada’s 2022 Mental Health Summit in […]

Nutrition is a major factor in gut and digestive health, which impacts brain and mental health and overall well-being, said Heather Barnes, a registered dietitian at Shoppers Drug Mart, during Benefits Canada’s 2022 Mental Health Summit in November. Making healthy eating less stressful and more accessible to employees could help reduce stress and improve their […]

Fewer than two-fifths (39 per cent) of U.S. employees said they can fully unplug from work during the holiday season, according to a new survey by FinanceBuzz. The survey, which polled roughly 900 workers, found 61 per cent of employees said they’d rather get paid extra and work during the holidays than have uninterrupted time […]

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  • November 30, 2022 November 29, 2022
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Canadians’ financial well-being on the decline: survey

Employees worrying about their finances on the job will cost Canadian employers more than $40 billion in 2022, almost double the $26.9 billion in lost productivity calculated in 2021, according to a new survey by the National Payroll Institute. The survey, which polled more than 3,000 Canadian employees, found a fifth (20 per cent) of […]

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  • November 2, 2022 November 1, 2022
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