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Despite almost half (49 per cent) of U.S. workers experiencing burnout at work, 42 per cent haven’t taken a vacation in the last year, according to a new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting. The survey, which polled 1,000 employees, found younger respondents (50 per cent) and lower-income workers (56 per cent) were most likely to […]

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  • September 2, 2022 September 1, 2022
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The union representing 60 employees at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ajax, Ont. has ratified a three-year agreement that includes retirement and benefits gains. The agreement establishes a new group retirement program and adds a fifth week of vacation for members upon reaching 20 years of service. It also includes increases in dental and vision coverage […]

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  • July 18, 2022 July 15, 2022
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Heading into the summer months, parents of young or school-aged children are likely juggling work with gaps in their childcare needs. While many working parents are adept at cobbling together childcare week by week, sometimes plans don’t quite come together. Some may experience barriers to securing all the care they need due to gaps in […]

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Eight in 10 (81 per cent) white-collar workers cite hybrid work as a top factor when looking for a new job, ranked alongside higher pension contributions (90 per cent), bonuses/profit sharing (85 per cent) and unlimited vacation and holiday allowances (76 per cent), according to a new survey by IWG. The survey, which polled 1,000 […]

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  • June 16, 2022 June 16, 2022
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The union representing 700 employees at Resolute Forest Products has ratified an agreement that includes benefits gains. Unifor members working in Resolute’s paper mills voted 90 per cent in favour of the four-year agreement. Vision and dental care will increase by $100 per year on Jan. 1, 2023 and dental will increase by another $100 on […]

Roughly two-fifths (37 per cent) of U.S. employers are increasing the quality of their existing benefits offerings to help with employee retention and attraction efforts, according to a survey by Principal Financial Services Inc. The survey, which polled 500 employers and 200 employees, found the top three enhanced benefits are short- and long-term disability insurance, […]

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  • May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022
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The percentage of Canadians taking all of their allotted vacation time increased to 27 per cent in 2021, compared to 2020 when 20 per cent said they used all of their vacation days, according to a new survey by Maru Public Opinion for ADP Canada Co. For the first time since 2017, the “time-off tax” — an […]

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  • December 21, 2021 December 21, 2021
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By beefing up its benefits programs and putting flexibility at the core of its offerings, Willful has been able to grow its staff amid a coronavirus pandemic-fueled tight labour market. The online estate planning company credits its fulsome total rewards package and its flexible workplace culture for its recruitment success. As a very small employer […]

Many companies used to boast about their modern offices with gyms, fully-stocked kitchens and even bowling alleys. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, sharing a meal or treadmill with a colleague became a lot less attractive to workers, who could suddenly work from anywhere and thus, for anyone. The shift toward remote work means competition […]

A majority (75 per cent) of U.S. organizations said the coronavirus pandemic has influenced how they approach absence management as a whole, according to a survey by Hub International Ltd. The survey, which polled more than 500 small- and mid-sized employers, found about 40 per cent of respondents acknowledged their time-off policies need to be […]

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  • September 24, 2021 September 24, 2021
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