Balance for Better: How to Empower Working Women’s Health

Posted by Preet Pall on Mar 5, 2019 10:05:50 AM

With International Women’s Day around the corner, there’s no better time to learn about the health challenges female employees face.

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Want Happier Employees? Help Them Invest Their Money

Posted by Craig Miller on Feb 26, 2019 11:59:57 AM

Investing is complicated.

It can also be a little scary when we consider factors such as volatility in the stock markets, or the nuances of global currency and trade markets.

So most people need help and guidance when it comes to investing money. Your employees are no exception.

Today, I want to discuss why financial education in the workplace is so important, plus give you tips on how to help employees invest their money.

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Why Work With an Employee Benefits Advisor?

Posted by Kandy Cantwell on Feb 19, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Considering whether or not to partner with an employee benefits advisor? 

For many medium-sized companies, it can become a struggle to manage your total compensation packages on your own.

So how can an advisor help you?

This article will help you better understand what an employee benefits advisor does. We’ll also outline specific complex areas where advisors can provide the most value.

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Promoting Healthy Eating at Work to Boost Productivity

Posted by Jaime Laprise on Feb 12, 2019 10:01:02 AM

Got the nibbles? Before you reach for that snack, read on.

As you’ll learn in this post, healthy eating is about more than what you eat. It’s also about how you eat. And how you eat is directly tied to how you think, feel, and perform in daily life.

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How to Improve Employee Financial Wellness (The Basics)

Posted by Judith Mewhort on Feb 5, 2019 9:30:00 AM

As an employer, you are probably aware that employees are experiencing higher and higher levels of stress. Unfortunately, this is affecting employees’ ability to be present and productive in the workplace.  

And what is one of the main causes of stress? Money woes.

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Debt, Stress, and Mental Health in the Workplace

Posted by Judith Mewhort on Jan 30, 2019 12:02:34 PM

Over the last several years, more and more studies have drawn the connection between employees’ financial stress and reduced productivity in the workplace. Employers know it’s happening but many are unsure of the causes. Even fewer have a plan to tackle the problem.  

While financial stress may be a result of various sources, from increasing costs of housing to saving for retirement, the number one cause is “Debt”.

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How Can Employers Manage Depression in the Workplace?

Posted by Kandy Cantwell on Jan 23, 2019 12:06:00 PM

"I'm feeling down."

"I feel bummed out"

"I'm depressed."

It can be pretty common to hear these kinds of statements. But clinical depression is not simple unhappiness. It's a complex mood disorder—and it's important to know the difference.

Continue reading to learn how to help employees who struggle with depression and mental health in the workplace.

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New Year, New You: 5 Tips for Health and Fitness

Posted by Preet Pall on Jan 17, 2019 10:18:30 AM

Ask your employees about their New Year's resolutions. If they mention health and fitness, they're not alone. Year after year, people vow to exercise more, to lose weight, and to eat better in the New Year. Just as regularly, however, most abandon their resolutions after a couple of months.

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Retirement Benefits for Employees: Top 6 FAQs Answered

Posted by Judith Mewhort on Jan 10, 2019 3:30:00 PM

Retirement. It’s a big word that’s on a lot of people’s minds these days.

Simply put, Canadians want to know they’ll have enough money to retire comfortably. And as an employer, you’re in a great position to help guide them in the right direction.

But what if employees need guidance on a retirement benefits issue, and you don’t know the answer? Not to worry!

That’s exactly why we put together this article. Here, we answer the most common questions our clients ask us around retirement benefits for employees. Let’s take a look.

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Go Away! Why Employees Should Take Vacations

Posted by Kandy Cantwell on Dec 12, 2018 11:24:21 AM

Chances are, your employees are counting the days until their next vacation. Who doesn't anticipate a break for rest, family time, or a change of scenery?

But, in reality, many end up forgoing their vacation benefits. Although most Canadians get two weeks of paid vacation per year, only one in three* actually takes it. Another 28% report taking less than half of their allotted vacation time.

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