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Nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’ve experienced harm to their mental health or experienced harassment at work in the past 12 months, compared to 14 per cent in 2022, according to a new survey by the American Psychological Association. The survey, which polled more than 2,500 employees, found 19 per […]

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  • July 17, 2023 July 17, 2023
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More than two-thirds (70 per cent) of global employers say they’re seeing a return on investment from their employee well-being programs, up significantly from 23 per cent in 2018, according to a new survey by research firm YouGov on behalf of Virgin Group Ltd. The survey, which polled more than 600 employers, found two-thirds said […]

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  • June 12, 2023 June 12, 2023
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Canadians taking fewer holidays, earning less in 2020: report

More than a third (36 per cent) of Canadian employees say they feel more burned out than a year ago, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,100 workers, found 39 per cent said they feel uneasy about expressing feelings of burnout with their manager. Nearly a […]

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  • June 5, 2023 June 5, 2023
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Two-fifths (39 per cent) of Canadian women say they’ve considered quitting their job due to stress or burnout, compared to 25 per cent of men, according to a new survey by Pollara Strategic Insights on behalf of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Enterprise Canada. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 employees, found […]

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  • May 26, 2023 May 26, 2023
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More than three-quarters (78 per cent) of Canadian employees say they’ve felt burnt out in their careers at some point and 35 per cent say they’re currently experiencing burnout, according to a new survey by the Harris Poll on behalf of Express Services Inc. The survey, which polled more than 500 employers and more than […]

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  • May 25, 2023 May 25, 2023
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Community Savings Credit Union is reducing stigma around mental health in the workplace and the community through increased wellness support and advocacy work. The British Columbia-based credit union recently increased coverage for mental-health counselling to $2,000 per employee per year and renamed sick days to ‘health days’ to help employees feel more supported. “We wanted […]

The vast majority (89 per cent) of global employees say they’ve experienced moderate to extreme stress over the past 12 months, while half (49 per cent) say they’ve felt a sense of dread a least once a week, according to a new survey by wellness app provider Headspace. The survey, which polled more than 4,000 […]

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  • May 16, 2023 May 16, 2023
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Storytelling is a fundamental part of being human. It’s how information, culture and ways of living are passed down to the next generation. It’s also key to building connections and a sense of community. When people share stories, it creates empathy, which in turn promotes a feeling of emotional connection and is a building block […]

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Only half (51 per cent) of U.S. generation Z employees say their employer cares about their mental health, according to a new survey by the Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. The survey, which polled more than 500 human resources decision-makers and more than 1,100 workers, found among gen Z workers, 53 per cent said they’re […]

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  • April 28, 2023 April 27, 2023
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Just like professional athletes, employees have to balance high performance with periods of rest. To this end, Shopify Inc. introduced its Intermission program in 2018 to ensure workers aren’t burning out. “We must feed our mind and body with good input to achieve good output,” says Kelly Dawson, the organization’s global lead for wellness and […]