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Among countries in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, South Korea has one of the lowest birth rates and one of the highest gender pay and employment gaps. In addition, according to a 2019 OECD report, men in the country are reluctant to take parental leave because of perceived constraints put on them by […]

  • February 14, 2020 March 4, 2021
  • 08:51

When Mark Henick, principal and chief executive officer at Strategic Mental Health Solutions, was younger, he felt he had no choice but to take his own life. In the small Cape Breton community where he grew up, few support systems were available for a young person suffering from what turned out to be severe and […]

  • January 3, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 08:44

Among the ways employers can encourage better employee mental health is to focus on prevention by raising awareness, reduce structural barriers and provide mental-health education, said Manulife’s Gillian Wells during Benefits Canada‘s 2019 Mental Health Summit on Nov. 29 in Toronto. People often hide how they’re really feeling behind curtains of non-disclosure, which leaves them […]

  • January 3, 2020 November 11, 2020
  • 08:43

The Swedish word “tack” translates to “thank you,” which is precisely what IKEA is saying to employees with its Tack! loyalty program. In Canada, the program operates as a deferred profit-sharing plan and is part of employees’ total rewards package. “The [program] was launched in 2013 based on the wish of IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad […]

  • December 20, 2019 March 8, 2021
  • 08:57

Nearly two-thirds (62 per cent) of working women believe gender discrimination is the main cause for the lack of female executives, compared to 41 per cent of working men, according to a new study by Randstad Canada. The study, which surveyed 2,000 female and male workers to understand why more women aren’t in leadership roles in Canada, found women make up just 19.5 […]

  • November 28, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:30

While organizational leaders may not be convinced about the return on investment of mental-health programs, the costs of the alternative — doing nothing — are great and rising, according to a new report by Deloitte. “While average workplace absences per employee have fallen over the last decade, the proportion of days lost due to poor mental health […]

  • November 4, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 09:30