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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

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 effects of the coronavirus pandemic reshapes the Canadian workplace and employees struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy, Citigroup Inc. is preparing for the future of work by rolling out a suite of paid-leave programs that aim to support employee work-life balance in 2021 and beyond. To meet the needs of shifting employee […]

Employee mental health, productivity remain low amid pandemic

Employee mental health and workplace productivity is worsening as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, according to Morneau Shepell Ltd.’s latest mental-health index. “While most of the population has adjusted to new work environments and physical distancing, ongoing economic uncertainties and anxieties related to work and personal life continue to plague Canadians,” said Stephen Liptrap, president […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 15, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:02
Half of Canadians taking less time off in December due to pandemic: survey

Nearly half of working Canadians (49 per cent) will be taking less or no vacation time this December as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey conducted on behalf of ADP Canada Co. The survey found 27 per cent of those respondents won’t take any time off at all during […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 18, 2020 December 18, 2020
  • 09:02
City of Toronto pivoting to permanent hybrid work model

Being an office worker used to mean going to an office. Not anymore. A new day has already dawned for many, including the City of Toronto’s 14,500 white-collar employees, who’ve been working at home since the coronavirus pandemic hit in March. The quick switch to working from home wasn’t without some hiccups and skeptics at first, […]

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

With winter coming and the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic hitting many regions across Canada, employee mental health is also taking a hit. To help leaders support their team members who are struggling through the protracted crisis, IBM Canada Ltd. is providing education and training to help its managers recognize when an employee might […]

Five ways managers can build personal resilience amid the pandemic

The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is currently slamming into regions across Canada, once again testing employers’ resilience in the face of mounting challenges. But resilient managers can bounce forward out of adversity, stay focused and productive through constant change and continue to thrive when things are difficult. Resilience equips people to deal with […]

Extended isolation and U.S. election taking toll on Canadians’ mental health: survey

Canadians’ mental health declined further in October to negative 11.4, down from negative 10.2 in September, due to the prolonged strain of the coronavirus pandemic and the divisive U.S. election, according to Morneau Shepell Ltd.’s latest monthly mental-health index. “COVID-19 continues to take a toll on the mental health of Canadians and we are now […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 12, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:00