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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 […]

Two-thirds (65 per cent) of working mothers in Canada are experiencing a difficult mental-health load caused by balancing their work and family responsibilities, according to a new survey by Capterra Inc. The survey, which polled nearly 1,000 Canadian employees, found 46 per cent of working mothers felt more likely to be overlooked for promotion opportunities, […]

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  • March 10, 2023 March 10, 2023
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In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, employers will likely start to see more chronic diseases in their employee population and should consider proactive strategies for supporting workers’ overall health, said Peter Nord, chief medical officer at Medcan, during Benefits Canada’s 2023 Chronic Disease at Work conference in early February. “Employees are looking around for […]

While the World Health Organization defines stress as any type of change that causes physical, emotional or psychological strain, simply put, it’s the body’s response to anything that requires attention or action, according to Sherry Hnatyshyn-Webster, Carepath Inc.’s managing director, speaking during a session at Benefits Canada‘s 2023 Chronic Disease at Work conference in early […]

When it comes to chronic conditions, there’s a difference in understanding and appreciating — “and this difference goes a long way in helping employers navigate their disability claims and accommodations,” said Yvonne Murphy, director of disability claims and group benefits at Sun Life Financial Inc., during a session at Benefits Canada’s 2023 Chronic Disease at Work conference. […]

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The vast majority (91 per cent) of U.K. organizations participating in a four-day workweek pilot project say they’ll continue with a four-day workweek after the project, according to non-profit 4 Day Week Global. The pilot program, which was conducted in the U.K, guided more than 60 organizations and almost 3,000 workers through a six-month trial […]

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  • February 22, 2023 February 22, 2023
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Exactly a decade ago this month, Canadian employers were introduced to the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace — a global first-of-its-kind framework designed to guide organizations looking to shift their workplace culture towards one that promotes mental health and prevents psychological harm at work. While the standard is still being […]