HR Year End Checklist: Employee Benefits Wrap-Up

Posted by Preet Pall on Dec 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Before the new year, forward-thinking employers can take extra steps to help employees prepare for the transition. The month of December is the perfect time to assess current-year benefits, especially if they elapse at the end of the year. If employees take full advantage of their benefits, they're more likely to feel positive about their work. 

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6 Tips to Help Reduce Employee Holiday Stress

Posted by Natasha Norbjerg on Dec 7, 2017 10:24:53 AM

Once December arrives, the holiday countdown is on! For some, 'tis the season for festivities and cheer. For others, however, there are too many pressures—and the holiday season becomes stressful.

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How Can Employers Manage Rising Biologic Drug Prices?

Posted by Kandy Cantwell on Nov 30, 2017 9:34:23 AM

Chronic disease is an unfortunate growing reality in Canada. Why? First, the population is aging. Second, many people are adopting unhealthy lifestyles.

Today 25 percent of adult Canadians have clinical obesity, which is a major cause of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

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Part 2: Helping Employees Address Gaps in Health Services

Posted by Craig Miller on Nov 23, 2017 11:06:45 AM

In part one of this blog series, we identified common gaps in current healthcare services. These gaps can be addressed using a combination of employer, association, or individual plans working together with basic provincial or territorial medical plans.

For many Canadians, this coverage will be enough throughout the course of their lives.

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New Parental Leave Benefits – How Will They Affect You?

Posted by Kandy Cantwell on Nov 10, 2017 2:32:52 PM

The federal government is changing the rules governing parental and maternity leave in Canada. These updated rules, announced on Thursday, November 9 will come into effect December 3, 2017.

What do these new rules mean for your business and how can you plan for the changes?

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Part 1: Helping Employees Address Gaps in Health Services

Posted by Judith Mewhort on Nov 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

This is the first of a two-part series that discusses challenges and solutions around addressing gaps in health care services.

Canada’s publicly funded healthcare system offers many benefits, especially when compared to the coverage that our American neighbours have. Unfortunately, this comparison has lead Canadians to overlook the flaws in our own plans.

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How to Support Employees with Chronic Illness

Posted by Corinne Prevost on Nov 2, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When an employee is diagnosed with a serious illness, everyone is affected. The employee must confront sickness, medical treatments, and uncertainty—and the entire team must adapt to the situation while remaining productive.

Often, those with chronic, including terminal, illness try to maintain their normal lives by continuing to work. Wise employers know how to support employees with chronic illness while meeting business goals.

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How Health Care Spending Accounts Benefit Your Company

Posted by Preet Pall on Oct 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When employers are looking to provide a unique benefit offering to employees, the conversation of “total rewards” is reviewed.

Total rewards recognizes that employee motivation and satisfaction are derived from a range of diverse needs and can be best supported by bundles of different reward components.

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4 Simple Ways to Encourage Employees to Take Vacation

Posted by Craig Miller on Oct 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Smart employers know that employee vacation time is a key component of employee wellness. When employees get some time away from work, they return rested and ready to tackle their job with renewed energy and creativity.

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5 Key Benefits of Employee Assistance Programs

Posted by Kandy Cantwell on Oct 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Ensuring employees are happy at work is one of the most important jobs for any employer.

Happy employees create positive and productive work environments, allowing everyone to thrive while working together toward a common goal.

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