Prescription Drug Dangers and How to Keep Employees Safe

Posted by Jaime Laprise on Aug 16, 2018 10:46:32 AM

What's in your medicine cabinet?

Modern healthcare goes hand in hand with pharmaceuticals. You can bet many of your employees are taking at least one prescription drug.

The right drugs can be life-changing, but only if taken properly. Did you know drugs can interact dangerously with certain foods, supplements, and other drugs? 

In this blog, we’ll share the dangerous prescription drug interactions you need to look out for, how to reduce your team’s reliance on medications, and, ultimately, how to reduce the cost of your benefits plan.

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How Can Employers Manage Depression in the Workplace?

Posted by Kandy Cantwell on Aug 2, 2018 11:15:21 AM

"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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5 Practical Ways to Support Working Caregivers

Posted by Preet Pall on Jul 19, 2018 9:46:33 AM

If you have employees who are caring for ill, elderly, or disabled family members, you know the toll it can take on them. Those balancing work and caregiving have to deal with distraction, worry, and overloaded schedules on a daily basis.

So how can you help your staff manage these challenges? How can you retain them as workers, while also supporting the rest of your team?

In this blog, we’ll discuss the unique demands that come with being a working caregiver, and what you can do to help.

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Keep ‘Em Happy: 4 Must-Have Work Benefits for Millennials

Posted by Corinne Prevost on Jun 21, 2018 11:00:00 AM

For the first time ever, Canada's workforce encompasses five generations: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z.

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, were born between the early 1980s and mid 1990s—and they tend to be misunderstood by other generations. They're assumed to be less committed and industrious than their predecessors.

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Check Out These Lesser-Known Ways to Stay Safe in the Sun

Posted by Shelley Lai on Jun 14, 2018 10:26:48 AM

Long, bright days and balmy weather are just around the corner. But as temperatures rise, so does your risk of sunburn. Most of us know to cover up, slap on some sunscreen, and reduce time in the sun as much as possible.

But there are many other ways to prevent or heal sunburns that may come as a surprise. To protect your skin and your health, check out these lesser-known tips for staying sun-safe all summer long.

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What Are the Costs of Chronic Disease in the Workplace?

Posted by Preet Pall on May 10, 2018 11:26:31 AM

Chronic disease is on the rise all over the world, creating major challenges for both employees and employers. Today, these illnesses cause two thirds of Canada’s health care costs, and 59% of employees with benefits coverage are living with at least one chronic condition.

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7 Office Health and Safety Tips to Improve Workplace Wellness

Posted by Corinne Prevost on Apr 5, 2018 10:30:00 AM

How healthy is your workplace? An office environment might seem altogether safe and comfortable. But potential hazards can still be lurking. Not only might they threaten your employees’ well-being, but if employees are unhealthy, they are also unproductive.

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The Best Workplace Benefits to Make Employees Feel Valued

Posted by Corinne Prevost on Mar 8, 2018 10:14:06 AM

Do your employees know how much you value them?

If you want to retain an engaged, hardworking team, learning how to make employees feel valued is an absolute must. Not only do staff who feel appreciated work harder and take more ownership of their work, they are also more loyal and tend to stay with their company for longer.

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Workplace Wellness Programs: Key to Prevent Heart Disease?

Posted by Preet Pall on Mar 1, 2018 10:51:01 AM

Believe it or not, most people are at risk for heart disease. And because our goal is to help you create a healthy, thriving workforce, we wanted to shine a light on this critical issue. 

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How to Exercise at Work and Take Care of Your Heart

Posted by Natasha Norbjerg on Feb 22, 2018 10:00:00 AM

February is Heart Month, the perfect time to reflect on your cardiovascular health. Today, more than three-quarters of Canadian adults don't meet the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. Believe it or not, many remain seated for 10 or more hours a day!

And that’s bad news for our heart health.

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