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Nearly three-quarters (73 per cent) of employees are experiencing high or moderate levels of stress, according to a new survey by Alight Solutions and Business Group on Health. The survey, which polled more than 10,000 employees across the globe, found more than a third (34 per cent) of workers reported symptoms of burnout and just […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 19, 2022 September 16, 2022
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The technology company’s senior benefits consultant on employee well-being, the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion and bikes races in Western Canada. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role?   A: Although there can be day-to-day challenges supporting our employees across Canada, Amazon continues to support the increased needs created by the coronavirus […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
  • 08:51

Conversations about ‘Quiet Quitting’ are everywhere these days and one expert says it’s a “profound opportunity” for Canadian companies to get it right with employees and improve the work landscape for the future. Melissa Nightingale, co-founder of management training firm Raw Signal Group, says smart organizations will take this moment to try to understand current […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 30, 2022 August 30, 2022
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A quarter (25 per cent) of Canadian employees are experiencing increased tension or conflict at work, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest mental-health index. The survey’s respondents reported an overall mental-health score of 65, a slight increase from June’s score of 64.1. By comparison, workers reporting increased conflict or tension had a score of 51.8. Employees age 40 and […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 18, 2022 August 17, 2022
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3M Canada’s benefits specialist discusses absence management, the ‘Great Resignation’ and rock painting. Q: What new programs or initiatives are you looking to implement? A: We recently launched an absence management platform that serves as a one-stop shop for our leaders to refer employees regarding disability leave and to stay informed on the status of […]

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A quarter (26 per cent) of Canadians say work factors are their primary sources of stress, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest mental-health index. Among this group, the leading sources of stress were volume of work (25 per cent), performance demands (14 per cent) and lack of support (12 per cent). Three-quarters (74 per cent) of all […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 25, 2022 July 22, 2022
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Three-fifths (60 per cent) of Canadian employees are considering leaving their job due to factors such as burnout and a lack of alignment with their employer’s values, according to a new survey by Ceridian HCM Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 employees, found among employees looking for a new role, 39 per cent said […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 13, 2022 July 13, 2022
  • 15:00

More than two years after the coronavirus pandemic shifted many white-collar employees to remote working, some employers are planning their return to the office — even if it means bringing staff back kicking and screaming. Earlier this month, Tesla Inc. founder and chief executive officer Elon Musk made waves when, in internal emails, he demanded […]

Employees at Candu Energy Inc. were given just one business day’s notice to return to full-time onsite work, according to the union representing engineers, scientists and technicians at the company. The decision came in the midst of a labour dispute with employees represented by the Society of Professional Engineers and Associates, who began striking at the […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 9, 2022 June 9, 2022
  • 15:00
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The Heart and Stroke Foundation is marking Stroke Awareness Month by promoting employee preparation and workplace wellness initiatives. Ontario Power Generation is among the employers preparing its employees to recognize the signs of stroke, says Tanya Hickey, OPG’s senior manager of health and safety strategies. She recalls a recent incident where this preparedness paid off. […]