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More than half (55 per cent) of U.S. working parents say they aren’t receiving enough support from their employer while having to care for their teenagers’ mental-health needs, according to a new survey by Economist Impact and Cigna Corp. The survey, which polled 1,100 working parents, found nearly a fifth (18 per cent) of working […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 25, 2022 May 26, 2022
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Last summer, Julio Carmona started the process of weaning himself off a fully remote work schedule by showing up to the office once a week. The new hybrid schedule at his job at a state agency in Connecticut still enabled him to spend time cooking dinner for his family and taking his teenage daughter to […]

More than two years into a gruelling pandemic, with many Canadians facing the added challenge of navigating a return to the office, companies are embracing a range of approaches to help workers coping with mental-health challenges. But experts say lip service remains a hazard that too many boardrooms still fall back on. A top-to-bottom shift […]

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, 96 per cent of U.S. employers say their employees are stressed out, with 58 per cent saying they’re “somewhat” stressed out and 38 per cent saying they’re “very” stressed out, according to a new survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. In addition, 88 per cent said the […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 20, 2022 April 20, 2022
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An increase in burnout (32 per cent) and work hours (28 per cent), as well as difficulty unplugging (27 per cent) and challenges communicating with colleagues (24 per cent) are among the top reasons Canadian office workers would consider leaving their jobs, according to a new survey by software company ServiceNow. The survey, which polled […]

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  • April 1, 2022 March 31, 2022
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Only about a quarter (27 per cent) of U.S. employees used all of their allotted paid vacation time in 2021, according to a new survey by software company Qualtrics. The survey, which polled 1,000 employees, found 26 per cent of respondents had an average of 9.5 days of unused vacation time at the end of […]

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  • April 1, 2022 March 31, 2022
  • 09:00

The Ontario Liberals’ election promise of portable drug, dental and mental-health services was the most read article over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Ontario Liberals promising portable drug, dental and mental-health services 2. Employees rank remote work, salary as top elements of benefits packages: survey 3. Employers pausing […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 1, 2022 April 1, 2022
  • 09:00

More than half (58 per cent) of U.S. employees say their employer has supported their well-being during the two-year coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by WTW. The survey, which polled more than 9,600 employees, also found 70 per cent of respondents reported feeling comfortable in the workplace, while two-thirds said their employers are […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 8, 2022 March 8, 2022
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A pair of stories on employee burnout and the ‘Great Resignation’ took the top spots over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Expert panel: How employers can help employees struggling with burnout 2. How can employers turn the ‘Great Resignation’ tide? 3. Employers expanding equity compensation programs to […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 25, 2022 February 25, 2022
  • 09:00

The Ontario Court of Appeal is refusing to consider an appeal from Ontario’s Divisional Court judgement that affirmed employees’ right to sue for wrongful and constructive dismissal in the civil courts in cases of chronic mental stress arising from workplace harassment. “The case makes it very difficult for human resources professionals to give definitive advice […]