Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Is Your Organization Ready to Return to the Workplace? Ask Yourself These Three Questions.

Many Canadian employers are starting to implement their return-to-the-workplace plans this fall. But with rising COVID cases and the added stress of the COVID variants, the transition is becoming more… Read more >

ADA: What Employers Need to Know

ADA: What Employers Need to Know

What do long COVID, DEI, neurodiversity, mental health and wellness programs all have in common? They are all points of consideration when employing individuals with disabilities. In the latest Talking… Read more >

COVID-19 Creates Shift in Mental Health Benefits Over Past Two Years

In less than two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has created new mental health challenges or intensified existing issues for workers across the United States and Canada. Organizations are expanding and… Read more >

Returning to the Workplace? Don’t Lose Sight of Your People Leaders

Returning to the Workplace? Don’t Lose Sight of Your People Leaders

As I wrote in my blog on empathetic leadership, one positive emerging from the pandemic is that it has refocused attention on human needs—from health and wellness, to financial security…. Read more >

With an Eye on the Future, Employers Shift Benefit Priorities

With an Eye on the Future, Employers Shift Benefit Priorities

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers have shifted their strategic benefit priorities toward workforce and business resilience. This has included adding or expanding employee benefits for remote… Read more >

Employers Consider More Pet-Friendly Benefits in the Postpandemic Workplace

Employers Consider More Pet-Friendly Benefits in the Postpandemic Workplace

June 25 is officially National Take Your Dog to Work Day. Admittedly, for the last 15 months, every day has been Take Your Dog to Work Day—actually, Work From Home… Read more >

Building (or Reevaluating) a Benefits Package for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Workforce

Building (or Reevaluating) a Benefits Package for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Workforce

After 15 months, it’s looking like we’re heading into a period of time we can legitimately call “postpandemic.” We’ve been seeing, hearing and reading about what this new era will… Read more >