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The majority (93 per cent) of global employees believe well-being is equally important to salary, a significant increase of 10 per cent year over year, according to a recent survey by Gympass. The survey, which polled more than 5,100 employees, found 87 per cent said they’d consider leaving a company that doesn’t focus on employee […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 10, 2024 April 9, 2024
  • 09:00

Just a few years ago, employee experience wasn’t a top consideration among employers. However, the employee experience movement has recently gained momentum in the workplace, with research indicating companies that invest in these initiatives are four-times more profitable than those that don’t. Read: Employee experience, well-being top priority during pandemic: survey Employee experience is the […]

Nearly three-quarters (71 per cent) of employees in Canada are considering leaving their current jobs and exploring better opportunities elsewhere this year, according to a new survey by Hays PLC. The survey, which polled 4,500 respondents, found among workers planning to stay at their current jobs, a quarter (25 per cent) said they’d consider leaving […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 25, 2024 March 22, 2024
  • 09:00

Nearly 50 employers gathered at the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto on Oct. 20 for Benefits Canada’s 2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference, a premier event for employers to exchange ideas and best practices for achieving improved employee health outcomes and enhanced organizational performance. Through several presentations, delegates heard about chronic disease, health and disabilities trends, […]

Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. is tailoring its benefits and wellness programs to its unique demographics to more effectively support employee well-being, said Donna Burnett Vachon, the company’s director of change and organization development, during Benefits Canada‘s 2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference in October. The company has four subsidiaries, with each doing slightly different types of work, […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 20, 2023 November 15, 2023
  • 07:55

Long before the coronavirus pandemic upended the workplace and impacted absence and disability management, employers have been rethinking these programs by taking a proactive approach. Lululemon Athletica Inc.’s accommodations program supports employee financial well-being and building employer trust by allowing employees to continue working as much as possible, said Jared Fu (pictured right), the apparel […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 20, 2023 November 30, 2023
  • 07:53

Hydro Ottawa Ltd. is marking Financial Literacy Month by promoting tools and resources for employees grappling with the rising cost of living, says Donna Burnett Vachon, the company’s director of change and organization development. “We see [the impact of the rising cost of living] every day from people who have increasing rental costs to even just […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 17, 2023 November 16, 2023
  • 09:00

About a year before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Algonquin College updated its disability management program. The timing set the Ottawa-based college up for success when the crisis hit, says Jessica Myers, its acting manager of wellness and abilities, allowing her team to focus on proactive supports, knowing case management was well in hand. […]

Flight Centre Travel Group’s holistic approach to employee wellness resulted in a win at Benefits Canada’s 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 20. The company won in the Health/wellness program category for employers with fewer than 1,000 employees for its Healthwise program. This year, Flight Centre focused on several key wellness areas, including relationships and connections, […]

Benefits Canada is proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards. The awards, which were presented at the end of the 2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference in Toronto on Oct. 20, recognized employers that are making a substantial difference in their employees’ financial, mental and physical well-being. The finalists, narrowed down from almost 100 […]