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Just five per cent of U.S. employers say they’re offering a four-day workweek as a flexible working arrangement for employees, according to a new survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans. The survey, which polled more than 300 employers, found one per cent said they’ve already formally implemented a four-day workweek or are piloting […]

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  • September 8, 2023 September 10, 2023
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One in five (20 per cent) Canadians reported working from home in May 2023, declining slightly from 22 per cent in May 2022 and 24 per cent in May 2021, according to a survey by Statistics Canada. It found 15.9 million employees commuted to a location outside the home for work, up five per cent from 2022 and up 26 […]

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  • August 30, 2023 August 30, 2023
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With hybrid working emerging as the frontrunner in the evolving workplace, ‘bare minimum’ workdays is one of many flexible working policies employers are testing to determine the arrangement that best suits the needs of their employees and businesses. Bare minimum workdays allow employees to work at a much more relaxed pace without distractions. More employers […]

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Despite incidences of burnout dropping five percentage points over the past year, two-fifths (45 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’re feeling burnt out at work, according to a new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 respondents, found women and younger workers are reporting the highest levels of burnout. Indeed, […]

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  • August 23, 2023 August 23, 2023
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Canadian employees across all generations value the flexibility and autonomy that remote working provides in their careers, according to a report by Robert Half Canada Inc. The report, which compiled data from three separate surveys with a total of more than 2,000 respondents, found a quarter (25 per cent) said they’d take a pay cut […]

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  • July 21, 2023 July 20, 2023
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A majority of Canadian employees want their employer to implement flexible work hours (68 per cent) and remote working options (52 per cent) to help them feel more in control of their workday, according to a survey by the Harris Poll on behalf of Express Services Inc. The survey, which polled more than 500 employers and […]

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  • July 7, 2023 July 7, 2023
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Although there are many benefits to remote working arrangements, such as a reduced commute and improved work-life balance, younger employees who work remotely aren’t practising their soft skills and a lack of social interaction may negatively impact their professional lives in the long run, says Janet Candido, founder and principal of human resources consultancy Candido […]

Just half (50 per cent) of employees say they’re able to completely disconnect from work while on vacation, according to a new survey by the Harris Poll and Ceridian HCM Inc. The survey, which polled more than 600 employees — including more than 300 who work remotely in some capacity — found 45 per cent said they […]

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  • June 6, 2023 June 6, 2023
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When Amazon Inc. employees in Toronto and Vancouver head to the office, they’ll be able to bring their fur babies with them. The technology company’s ‘Dogs at Work’ program provides dog owners and their four-legged friends with special perks, including a welcome package, designated spaces for their dogs to play, dog-friendly events, discounted pet insurance […]

The agreement on remote and flexible work between public sector workers and the federal government could set the stage for future union negotiations, according to labour experts. “We’re basically entering a brand new phase of what we talk about in collective agreements, which includes workers’ autonomy over their time,” says Armine Yalnizyan, an economist and […]