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Managing Employee Burnout in the Workplace – Mental Health Strategies

Workplace stress can have long-term negative effects on job performance and overall physical and mental health. Managing employee burnout in the workplace has become increasingly important due to today’s fast-paced business environment. Employees are constantly “plugged-in” and may be unable to effectively manage their stress. Employee burnout can happen quickly and without anyone (including the…
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Why did Jim Pattison, Walt Disney and Ray Kroc Leverage their Life Insurance Policies?

Jim Pattison, Walt Disney and Ray Kroc are all wildly successful in their respective ventures, so why did they leverage their life insurance policies to get started? In short, they achieved “double duty dollars”.  Well-structured permanent life insurance policies not only provide protection, they also build cash values year after year.  Like real-estate (principle residence…
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Federal Election Platforms That Affect Group Benefit Plans

Canada’s federal election is scheduled for Monday October 21st, with less than a month to go each party is rolling out election platforms designed to entice voters. Specifically, we want to focus on federal election platforms that affect group benefit plans. This article is in no way endorsing one candidate or party over the others,…
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How to Increase Productivity with Fitness in the Workplace

Nothing affects the bottom line of your business more than declining employee productivity. Your employees are the most important resource you have, but even the sharpest minds can become lethargic when sitting at a desk for eight hours with no stimulation. Here are some great ideas to increase productivity with fitness in the workplace. If…
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Flexible Benefits Plans Offer Choices to a Changing Workforce

Many readers part of a traditional group benefits plan will agree that the status quo is old, outdated and does not reflect the changes we see in the modern workforce. Flexible benefits plans offer choices to a changing workforce and offer relevant benefits to each individual person. After all, how many millennials are using respirators,…
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Know the Rules of a Health Spending Account

Health spending accounts (HSA’s) are a tax-free benefit that allows employees (and business owners) reduce the cost of medical expenses. We have written extensively on the subject, click here to read more about the basics of a health care spending account. HSA’s are a great tool to provide flexibility for your employees while providing tax-savings…
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How to Combine Financial Wellness with Traditional Wellness Benefits

Employers that take a vested interest in the financial wellbeing of their employees are reaping the benefits of a healthier and happier workforce. The key is how to combine financial wellness with traditional wellness benefits. Some traditionalists still think that a pay cheque is compensation enough for employees, but studies have repeatedly shown that a…
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The Top Chronic Diseases in Canadian Workplaces

Business owners need to be aware of the top chronic diseases in Canadian workplaces to better align their group health plans with the reality faced by Canadian workers. According to the 2019 Sanofi Canada Health-Care Survey, 54% of Canadian workers report having at least one chronic disease or condition. With the right treatment options, these…
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Which Benefits are Dominating Canadian Online Job Searches?

Prospective employees almost exclusively look for new job offers online, gone are the days of sheepishly asking the front desk to pass along a resume. Professional recruiting companies match employees based on the perks and benefits they are looking for. It is important to note which benefits are dominating Canadian online job searches to help…
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