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Webinar: 2020 CAP Member Survey: Retirement savings, financial well-being in the era of coronavirus

Alongside a struggling global economy, Canadian capital accumulation plan sponsors and members are facing unprecedented challenges. This year, Benefits Canada‘s annual CAP Member Survey fielded its questions between March 30 and April 1, reaching respondents as they were in the midst of coming to grips with the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic. As in […]

Social connection can build or erode mental health, resilience

Between 2017 and 2019, the number of individuals reporting mental-health issues has risen by seven per cent, according to Dr. Sam Mikail, psychologist and senior mental-health consultant at Sun Life. “We haven’t seen an improvement,” he said during a session at Benefits Canada’s 2019 Toronto Mental Health Summit on Nov. 29. “If anything, we’ve seen […]

Salary, flexibility rank highest among global gen Z employees: survey

More than half (54 per cent) of global generation Z employees ranked pay as the most important consideration when applying for their first full-time job, according to a new survey by the Workforce Institute at Kronos Inc. and Future Workplace. The survey, which polled 3,400 gen Zers in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, New […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 26, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00
Canadian employers planning to hold the line on pay raises in 2020: survey

Canadian employers plan to hold the line on budgeted pay raises in 2020, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson. It found employers are expecting no changes to their salary budgets in 2020, with salary increases projected to hold steady for technical and business support employees (2.7 per cent), as well as for workers in production […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 10, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:30
One in four Americans don’t plan to retire despite realities of aging: survey

Nearly one-quarter of Americans said they never plan to retire, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that suggested a disconnect between individuals’ retirement plans and the realities of aging in the workforce. Experts say illness, injury, layoffs and caregiving responsibilities often force older workers to leave their jobs sooner […]

Canada Life introducing RESP to group benefits plans

A good salary, job security and professional development are the top employment criteria for post-secondary students, according to a new survey by Universum Global. The survey, which polled 20,676 students from 162 colleges and universities across Canada, found Canadian employers’ communication strategies to reach generation Z recruits misunderstand what young workers are looking for in […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 30, 2019 February 23, 2021
  • 09:00

Fewer than half of U.S. employees have a positive state of well-being, according to a new survey by Alight Solutions. The survey, which polled 2,301 people, also found Americans’ perceptions of their well-being status is dropping. “Personal perceptions of mental and emotional well-being have declined most — down six points,” noted the report. It found millennials rated the state […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 28, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:22
One-third of employees don’t expect to fully retire: survey

A third of employees don’t expect to ever reach full retirement, according to a new survey by Aon. The survey, which polled 1,000 Canadians at all stages of their careers, found more employees are postponing retirement due to financial concerns. The majority of participants said they don’t expect to fully retire all at once, with only 34 per cent […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 7, 2019 September 19, 2019
  • 09:30
Institutional investors interested in digital assets: survey

Almost half (47 per cent) of institutional investors are interested in including digital assets in their investment portfolios, according to a survey by Fidelity Investments Inc. The study, which surveyed more than 400 U.S. institutional investors, including pension plans, family offices, crypto and traditional hedge funds, found 22 per cent of respondents said they already have some exposure to […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 3, 2019 January 9, 2021
  • 16:00
Canadians prioritizing salary, benefits in job search: survey

While 78 per cent of respondents agreed salary is their top reason for accepting one job offer over another, 49 per cent said benefits is also a priority, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled 400 Canadian workers, also found 39 per cent indicated the position’s responsibilities plays a role, […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 2, 2019 September 19, 2019
  • 15:00