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It’s been almost 13 months (and counting) since the coronavirus pandemic sent millions of Canadians home to work for what was supposed to be the short term. With no end in sight to the new remote-working setting, many white-collar employees have settled into the virtual office environment and are proving they’re just as productive, if […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 7, 2021 April 8, 2021
  • 09:00

Year two of the coronavirus pandemic is already revealing fault lines between how the youngest and oldest generations of U.S. employees are coping with the effects of the shift to remote working on their well-being, found MetLife Inc.’s annual U.S. employee benefit trends survey. Although employees across all generations feel their holistic well-being — which […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 6, 2021 April 6, 2021
  • 09:00
Salesforce planning to switch to flex-work model post-pandemic

A majority (58 per cent) of Canadian employees surveyed would like a hybrid-work arrangement that gives them the option to work from home or at the office once the pandemic ends, according to a poll by Citrix Systems Inc. Working from home has taken a toll on some Canadians, as many struggle to maintain work-life balance […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 31, 2021 March 31, 2021
  • 09:00

A recent report by Citrix Systems Inc. and OnePoll found despite the challenges to work-life balance that can come with working from home, employees and employers alike are increasingly signalling that the shift to remote working is here for the long term. According to the report, when asked how they’d prefer to work after the […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 24, 2021 March 24, 2021
  • 15:00

As the world enters the second year of the coronavirus pandemic, employers and employees alike have rapidly adapted to the new virtual workplace, but the big shift also resulted in loss of social interaction so organizations are now focused on finding ways to keep their workforce socially connected. The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus […]

This time of year, Citigroup Inc.’s fitness centre would likely usually be packed with New Year’s resolutioners working out and catching up with colleagues. Not this January. The company’s Mississauga, Ont., fitness centre was a popular place for its employees to break a sweat together. But when the coronavirus pandemic halted in-person activities last March, the […]

U.S. employers with flex work rethinking approach to total rewards, pay: report

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. employers are embracing flexible working arrangements and considering adopting a hybrid model for rewards and pay, said a report by Willis Towers Watson. The report showed a majority (59 per cent) of employers surveyed have workers who are currently telecommuting, including 25 per cent who are able […]

  • December 9, 2020 December 9, 2020
  • 09:00
Half of employers plan to continue flexible working policies post-pandemic: survey

A majority (52 per cent) of human resources managers said they’ll continue with flexible working policies to support their employees’ work-life balance once the coronavirus pandemic is over,  according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. “The recent pivot to new working models has made managers more aware of the importance of work-life balance,” said […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 24, 2020 November 24, 2020
  • 15:30
LinkedIn, Microsoft embracing flex-work policy for post-pandemic life

As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, LinkedIn Corp. and its parent company Microsoft Corp. are removing the asterisk around what the 21st century workplace will look like post-pandemic. Microsoft has introduced guidance for employees on its new flexible working policy in preparation for the future of work after the current crisis is over. The new policy will also apply […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 5, 2020 November 5, 2020
  • 15:15

In this unprecedented time, it’s more evident the physical, psychological and financial components of health are all interconnected, said Charmaine Alexander, senior disability management advisor at Desjardins Insurance, during a webinar hosted by Benefits Canada. Prior to the pandemic, in May 2018, Desjardins conducted a survey to measure these interactions to better understand how they […]