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Meridian Credit Union is focusing on flexibility and mentorship to promote gender equity and female leadership in the historically male-dominated financial industry. According to the Canadian Credit Union Association, in 2023, only eight per cent of Fortune 500 chief executive officers were women. However, at Canada’s credit unions, 30 per cent of CEOs/general managers were […]

  • April 19, 2024 April 18, 2024
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The Public Service Alliance of Canada recently filed a policy grievance against the Treasury Board for its management of the transfer of the Public Service Health Care Plan to Canada Life Assurance Co., which has impacted tens of thousands of federal public service workers covered under the plan. In 2023, the federal government implemented two […]

  • April 18, 2024 April 17, 2024
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Organon Canada’s ‘HER Professional Journey’ initiative is addressing women’s unique health experiences, including fertility, parental leave and menopause, so they can feel supported and empowered in the workplace at every stage of their career. The program, which is led by an employee resource group, helps the organization to further advocate for women and help make […]

  • April 16, 2024 April 15, 2024
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While there’s multiple opportunities for the use of artificial intelligence in the employee benefits space — including making the claims process more efficient and personalizing the plan member experience — one of the biggest advantages of the technology is the ability to streamline administrative tasks, allowing employees to focus on more value-added work in addition […]

  • April 12, 2024 April 11, 2024
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A new generation of glucagon-like peptide-1 drugs approved for the treatment of obesity will soon be available in Canada, presenting an opportunity for plan sponsors to meet members’ health and wellness needs. It’s important for employers to consider meeting with their insurer now to find out how the rollout of these drugs will affect their […]

  • April 1, 2024 March 28, 2024
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Employers can support a multigenerational workforce by understanding each generations’ needs and offering flexibility and empathetic leadership, says Darryl Wright, a partner at Ernst & Young Canada. An October 2023 survey by EY found a quarter of Canadian employees were likely to quit their job in the next 12 months, with generation Z and millennials […]

  • March 27, 2024 March 26, 2024
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The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association has released a critical illness insurance guide to help Canadians better understand the benefits of critical illness insurance and how it works. Critical illness insurance is less well known than other types of insurance, so the guide helps to fill in the blanks for Canadians who may have […]

  • March 15, 2024 March 14, 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 […]

  • March 12, 2024 March 11, 2024
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Employers can support sandwich generation caregivers by providing extensive well-being benefits, flexibility and leadership training, says Michael Mousseau, national well-being practice leader at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Sandwich generation caregivers are people, typically middle-aged individuals, who find themselves tasked with taking care of their children while also looking after their parents or older family members. […]

  • March 6, 2024 March 6, 2024
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More than half (52 per cent) of workers say receiving an annual bonus makes them feel appreciated at work, according to a new survey by Robert Half International Inc. The human resources consultancy recently conducted a LinkedIn poll that also found employees said trust from their boss (29 per cent) and receiving verbal recognition (16 per cent) […]

  • March 1, 2024 February 29, 2024
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