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A quarter (24 per cent) of Canadian generation Z workers say their verbal skills have worsened due to virtual learning or working during the coronavirus pandemic, compared to only five per cent of baby boomers, according to a new survey by language learning platform Preply Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,500 Canadians, found 92 […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 21, 2024 May 17, 2024
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Among working generations of Canadians, employees aged 20 to 29 have the lowest general well-being, reporting a score of 46.9 out of 100, according to a new report by Dialogue Health Technologies Inc. The report analyzed data from 6,400 Canadians and uncovered insights across five dimensions of well-being: mood, stress, sleep, activeness and sense of […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 25, 2024 April 24, 2024
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Nearly a quarter (21 per cent) of Canadian employees say they don’t perceive their workplace as supportive, according to Telus Health’s latest mental-health index. The survey, which polled 3,000 Canadians, found the average mental-health score among those who don’t view their workplace as supportive was 19 points lower than those who said the opposite. Indeed, 45 […]

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  • March 20, 2024 March 20, 2024
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In the four-day workweek trials that have taken place in Canada and the U.S., there’s evidence that a shorter week can support higher levels of employee health and happiness while reducing burnout, says Grace Tallon, chief operating officer at the Work Time Reduction Center of Excellence. According to a recent survey by the organization, 42 […]

U.S. generation Z employees are more likely to expect a tailored, year-round benefits experience than other employees, according to a new survey by MetLife Inc. The survey, which polled more than 2,800 employers and more than 5,000 employees, found nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of gen-Zers said they wish their employer offered more personalized benefits […]

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  • January 26, 2024 January 25, 2024
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Employers can use Bell Let’s Talk Day to normalize talking about mental health and reflect on whether they’re ‘walking the talk,’ says Janet Candido, founder and principal at Candido Consulting Group. “Some employers I work with say, ‘Mental health is important to us,’ but then you might see the executive team rolling their eyes when they […]

Nearly half (47 per cent) of Canadian employees say a company’s policy on working remotely in a foreign country influences their choice of employer, according to a new survey by travel website Flighthub.com. The survey, which polled more than 2,000 workers, found while millennials were most likely (63 per cent) to agree with this statement, about […]

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  • November 16, 2023 November 15, 2023
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A group life insurance policy can support employee financial and mental wellness as they pay off debt, mortgages and other liabilities, says Kevin Dorse, assistant vice-president of strategic communications and public affairs at the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association. “Knowing they have a confirmed payout amount upon death gives comfort to an employee and […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 14, 2023 November 13, 2023
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Lululemon Athletica Inc.’s extensive financial wellness offerings led to a win at Benefits Canada‘s 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 20. The apparel company won in the Financial wellness category for its Fund Your Future program, which offers financial benefits and resources to support employees in making informed decisions no matter where they are in their financial journey. […]

Roughly half of online gig workers across the globe don’t have a retirement plan, a percentage that increases among Venezuelan (73 per cent) and Nigerian (75 per cent) workers, according to a new report by the World Bank Group. The report, based on surveys across 17 countries, found online gig work is growing globally, particularly in the developing world, creating an important […]