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As the lines between work and family life become increasingly blurred amid the rise of remote working, employees are finding it hard to take time away from the office and, instead, are “quiet vacationing.” According to a recent survey by Harris Poll, more than three-quarters (78 per cent) of U.S. workers said they don’t make […]

An article detailing a stark increase in the use of obesity medications among Canadian employer-sponsored benefits plan members was the most-read article on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the past week: 1. Claims for obesity drugs increased 42% in 2023, 92% since 2020: report 2. How […]

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  • June 14, 2024 June 13, 2024
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Nearly half (45 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’ve experienced burnout, down from 58 per cent in August 2020, according to a new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 employees, found women (49 per cent) continued to report higher levels of burnout than men (41 per cent). Across generations, […]

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  • June 13, 2024 June 12, 2024
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More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of Canadian employees say the rising cost of food and groceries is heavily affecting their stress levels during work hours, according to a new survey by ADP Canada Co. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 workers, found planning for major expenses (62 per cent) and the rising cost […]

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  • June 7, 2024 June 6, 2024
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Six Quebec municipalities are among Canada’s top 10 locations for work-life balance, according to a new report by real estate research firm Point2. The report analyzed Canada’s 100 largest cities using data from Statistics Canada’s 2021 census and ranked each municipality based on 30 metrics covering work intensity, health and well-being and liveability. Read: Canada […]

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  • June 7, 2024 June 6, 2024
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While a majority (82 per cent) of Canadian employees say summer flexible working policies help reduce burnout, 42 per cent say they’re less productive during the summer, according to a new survey by Dayforce Inc. The survey, which polled more than 2,800 full-time employees in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., found more than half […]

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  • June 5, 2024 June 4, 2024
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Nearly a third (32 per cent) of Canadian small- and medium-sized employers are currently facing challenges in attracting employees, according to a new survey by ADP Canada. The survey, which polled more than 750 Canadian business decision-makers and employees from SMEs, found, among those that reported difficulty attracting and retaining talent, 69 per cent said […]

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  • May 31, 2024 May 31, 2024
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An article on legal challenges filed against the federal government’s hybrid work mandate for public service employees was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the past week: 1. Unions representing federal public service workers file legal challenges against hybrid work mandate 2. Expert […]

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  • May 31, 2024 May 30, 2024
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The number of Canadian businesses implementing four-day workweek schedules has increased by 34 per cent over the past year, according to a new study by Bright HR Ltd. It found, overall, there was a 25 per cent increase in the number of businesses implementing four-day workweeks in the past year. There was only a slight increase of […]

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  • May 29, 2024 May 28, 2024
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The rise of remote work has led to a loss of workplace social connections that is negatively affecting employees, according to a new report by the Conference Board of Canada. The report, which is based on multiple surveys conducted between 2022 and 2023, found employers are concerned about workplace isolation as flexible work arrangements become […]