Keyword: work-life balance

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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 […]

Unions representing more than 270,000 federal public service workers have filed a series of legal challenges to the federal government’s new mandate requiring its workers to report to the office three days per week. The Public Service Alliance of Canada, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, the Canadian Association of Professional Employees […]

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  • May 27, 2024 May 24, 2024
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Norway, Sweden and Denmark offer the best parental work-life balance, according to a new study by Remote Technology Inc. The global study assessed the quality of parental work-life balance in 20 nations by analyzing factors like parental leave, annual leave entitlement and childcare costs. It found the Nordic nations had an exceptionally high expenditure on family […]

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  • May 24, 2024 May 23, 2024
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An article on the value that deferred profit-sharing plans can offer to small- and medium-sized employers was the most-read article on Benefits Canada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pensions and investment stories of the past week: 1. Sounding Board: How DPSPs can support SMEs’ retirement, talent management goals 2. CPPIB wants to […]

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  • May 17, 2024 May 16, 2024
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Working time and work-life balance are key dimensions of an employer’s culture that can impact workers’ health, well-being and quality of life, according to a report by Statistics Canada. It found some flexible working arrangements, such as start and finishing times, can help employees balance work and family commitments, while others, such as long working hours, […]

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  • May 14, 2024 May 14, 2024
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To help working mothers with the sometimes overwhelming task of maintaining a work-life balance, employers can invest in inclusive, flexible policies and provide support when parents return to work, says Christine Tatham, chief people officer at Redbrick. Early in Tatham’s career and after having her first baby, a former boss asked her if she wanted […]

More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of working mothers are concerned about losing the level of flexibility they have at work in 2024, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. Over the last 24 months, more companies have mandated employees to work onsite more frequently and that’s a big concern for working parents, […]

Fewer U.S. workers are leaving their jobs, with roughly two-fifths citing improved work-life balance (44 per cent), interesting work (41 per cent) and financial stability (38 per cent) as their top reasons for staying with their current employer, according to a new survey by software company Ringover. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 workers, […]

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  • May 7, 2024 May 6, 2024
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Canadians’ happiness in the workplace increased to 6.8 points out of 10 in April, up slightly from 6.6 in March, according to a new survey by ADP Canada Co. The survey, which polled 1,200 Canadian workers, found nearly half (47 per cent) said they feel satisfied in their current roles and responsibilities, with respondents continuing to […]

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  • April 25, 2024 April 24, 2024
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