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Employee Well-being Strategy

Canada: We have a problem. Specifically, we have a physical health problem. Many of them, in fact. According to a 2023 Telus Health report, more than one in ten Canadians say their physical health is in decline. Or they are experiencing significant physical health challenges. 15 per cent have a physical health issue that interferes with work. That is concerning for these individuals, but it should be equally concerning for Canadian employers.



Trends in Employee Benefits
The best benefit you can provide any employee is a good salary and steady work.


Workers Embrace AI and Prioritise Skills Growth
Among more than 56,000 workers across 50 countries and territories, many say they are prioritising long-term skills growth to accelerate their careers.


Mental Health Related Sickness Absence Increases
New research shows the impact that mental health is having on small and medium-sized businesses.





    

ON: Ontario Creating Pathways for Youth to Enter the Skilled Trades

Fed. Gov’t. Protects Federally Regulated Workers

IHSA Partners with Mental Health Commission of Canada to Launch Training for the Trades



 

    News

BC: Education Pathways Support People Needed for In-Demand Careers

AB: Simplifying Private Sector Pension Plan Rules

AB: Giving Students a Head Start in Alberta’s Job Market

MB: Labour Market Ministers Fed. Gov’t. to Reinstate $625-Million Cut from Annual Labour Market Transfer Funding

NS: Increase to Income Assistance Effective July 1

NS: Summer Camps for Youth Interested in Skilled Trades

NF: Working Opportunities Program Removing Barriers to Training and Employment

This Month
viewpoints
Conflict is Not a Dirty Word
Conflict and differences of opinion are natural in any team setting.

features
Building an Employee Well-being Strategy
Poor health is leading to problem employees and the research bears out this concern.
Trends in Employee Benefits
The working world is shifting when it comes to the types of benefits being offer to their employee group.


law
Bank Ordered to Pay $850,000 in Damages to Former Employee Accused of Fraud
“The bank “never once considered revisiting the original flawed investigation” to determine the man’s guilt, a judge stated.
Supervisor Violated Employee’s Privacy by Entering his Home without Permission
Supervisor Violated Employee’s Privacy by Entering his Home without Permission
Roofing Company Discriminated Against Employee Who Fell Off Roof
The owner’s treatment of the roofer’s disability was “unacceptable,” the Labour and Employment Board found.

strategies
Organizations With an Effective Employee Listening Strategy Are More Likely to Foster Creativity, Inclusion, and Loyalty
Employee listening contributes to greater organizational and people outcomes.
Workers Embrace AI and Prioritise Skills Growth
More than 80% of workers who use generative AI daily expect it to make their time at work more efficient in the next 12 months.

Shop Talk
New Report Shows the Gender Health Gap Continues to Impact Working Women
Only 37% of women said their employer provided adequate women's health resources and support.
Mental Health Related Sickness Absence Increased 20% in Last Year
New research shows the impact that mental health is having on small and medium-sized businesses.



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