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What if you could play childhood games at work and be a better employee because of it? Nicole Cairns, health and wellness director at Thorpe Benefits, has run into that exact situation. “Simon was a wellness champion, especially in terms of physical fitness. . . . He took it upon himself to enhance what we […]

  • September 5, 2017 September 13, 2019
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When a Hootsuite Media Inc. employee decided to send a branded T-shirt to a customer as a gift, he didn’t expect it to cost $200. But according to an article written by Hootsuite chief executive officer Ryan Holmes that appeared on the website of U.S. publication Fast Company earlier this year, that’s exactly how expensive […]

  • August 15, 2017 September 13, 2019
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You’re at work at the airport. It’s 2 a.m. and you’re two-thirds of the way into a 12-hour night shift, chatting with the tradespeople as you walk down the runway. But you’re not a tradesperson — you’re the airport’s vice-president of human resources and supply management. The vice-president in question was Michele Mawhinney when she […]

  • December 13, 2016 September 13, 2019
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Despite pension administrators’ best efforts, missing members are a significant challenge for many plans. With no standardized method for searching for them, plans tend to end up using whatever resources they can muster. To Jon Marin, a pension lawyer at Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, the problem of missing members is one of the more […]

  • November 15, 2016 September 13, 2019
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The Ontario government announced last week it is investing $199,970 to support the Paramedic Association of Canada in developing a new mental-health standard for paramedics. The investment is part of $1.9 million being invested through the Occupational Health and Safety Prevention and Innovation Program, which aims to support workplace projects that improve health in the […]

  • August 17, 2016 September 13, 2019
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The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association is introducing a new online resource for people nearing retirement. The association launched Retiring Soon? this week after its financial literacy committee noted a gap in the amount of information available to people nearing retirement, says Leslie Byrnes, vice-president of distribution and pensions at the CHLIA. “One thing we did is take a […]

  • August 5, 2016 September 13, 2019
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Sun Life Financial is tapping into the expertise of Silicon Valley through a partnership with a startup platform that incubated PayPal. The Plug and Play Tech Centre celebrated its 10th anniversary last month, and Fred Tavan, global head of reinsurance and insurance risk and research at Sun Life, sees the platform as one of the original players […]

  • August 2, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 10:36

Despite all of the talk about precarious job prospects for young people, a new survey has found a large number of those in or just finishing their post-secondary studies are optimistic about their careers and are even embracing the freelance economy. Commissioned by Intel Canada, the study found 65 per cent of respondents were optimistic […]

  • July 26, 2016 September 13, 2019
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Two-thirds (66 per cent) of U.S. employers have experienced a return on investment on their efforts to boost employee health and performance, according to a new survey published by global insurance brokerage Hub International. When it came to the positive impacts, 35 per cent of respondents reported improved productivity and 34 per cent cited improved […]

  • July 21, 2016 September 13, 2019
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CAA South Central Ontario has launched a new online wellness program, Getting to Your Gold, which provides employees with access to coaching from Canadian Olympians. The program, introduced by provider Morneau Shepell in February, features an online portal with Olympics-themed total wellness challenges as well as motivational videos, blog posts and other updates from Canadian […]

  • July 20, 2016 September 13, 2019
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