Wellness

Unlimited PTO—Surprise! It’s Not Unlimited.

Unlimited paid time off (PTO): the benefits trend that has rapidly grown, especially in the wake of a global pandemic. How exactly are employers able to offer a limitless vacation… Read more >

A New Demand for Workplace Wellness Programs As Employees Struggle

Workers faced new or heightened challenges to their physical, mental and financial well-being over the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of those challenges are still lingering. Workplace wellness benefits were forced… Read more >

How to Create a More Inclusive Environment for Indigenous Peoples

An interview with Kelly Lendsay, president & CEO of Indigenous Works, provides practical tips for organizations to navigate the complex world of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Alyssa HodderDirector, Education… Read more >

Pet-Friendly Workplaces: A Paw-fect Employee Retention Tool

Offering pet-related perks has been touted as one strategy for employers trying to get a leg up (or a paw up!) when competing for employees. In honor of Take Your… Read more >

Meeting the Benefit Needs of Your LGBTQ+ Plan Members

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Canada and the U.S., a celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people and their history, culture and contributions. To honor this month,… Read more >

8 Ways to Support Employees With Mental Health Challenges

As Mental Health Awareness Month (in the U.S.) continues, we’re sharing strategies and approaches to help leaders respond to employees with mental illness in a psychologically safe way. When employees have… Read more >

Communicating DEI: Five Critical Questions

Many companies have made progressive changes to their approach in recruiting, hiring and management to make the workplace an environment where everyone can succeed. While diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)… Read more >

The Next Big Thing: How Employers Can Prepare

In early April, the International Foundation hosted the webcast Innovation and the Future of Remote/Hybrid Work. We were lucky enough to bring in Alex Willis, chief executive officer at Leadership… Read more >

Five Steps to Reducing Mental Health Stigma at Your Workplace

Stigma can be one of the greatest barriers to psychological health and safety in the workplace, especially for employees with mental health issues such as depression or anxiety. Eliminating stigma… Read more >