Designing Rewards And Recognition Programs For Diversity In The Workplace

Posted by Guest Blogger: Chemistry Consulting on Jun 18, 2019 11:00:00 AM

This blog is written by Debra Walker, a corporate culture specialist from Chemistry Consulting. They are an executive search and human resource consulting firm in British Columbia.

There are many reasons why diversity in the workplace is something we actively seek to build. By definition, a diverse workforce encompasses the individuals protected by the Canadian Human Rights Act. In force since 1977, the act ensures equal opportunity to workers in Canada regardless of race, sex, gender identity, marital status, religious belief, disability and age.

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Refreshed Desks for Refreshed Minds: Spring Cleaning in the Office

Posted by Guest Blogger: United Benefit Advisors on Jun 4, 2019 11:45:00 AM

Our friends at UBA wrote a great blog about sparking joy in the office. Here is a summary of some of the tips they provided. You can read the full article here.

If you’re looking around and noticing a lot of clutter in the workspace, it may be time for some spring cleaning in the office. A messy workplace can contribute to stress and anxiety and negatively affect the productivity of your employees.

Here are some things to think about when encouraging spring cleaning in your office.  

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Stress Rx: Get Unplugged and Go Outside

Posted by Preet Pall on May 28, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Working at a desk all day can be notoriously stressful. Hours spent inside, surrounded by computers, phones, and man-made everything can lead to “technostress” and burnout.

Stressed employees are not only unhappy, they’re often sick and less effective at work. If you want to boost your business productivity, it pays to keep your team healthy.

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Injured Employees? A Holistic Approach Leads to Faster Recovery

Posted by Guest Blogger: Optimal Performance Clinic on May 7, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

This blog is written by our friends at Optimal Performance Clinic, a multidisciplinary clinic located in Downtown Vancouver.

You work hard to prevent workplace accidents but what happens when an employee gets injured away from the job? It makes good business sense to support an injured team member to return safely to work as quickly as possible.

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5 Ways To Reduce Employee Commuter Stress and Boost Productivity

Posted by Guest Blog: Fringe Benefits on Apr 23, 2019 11:50:19 AM

This blog is written by our friends at Fringe Benefit Analysts, an employee benefits firm based in Layton, Utah.

Are you familiar with that weary feeling of a long commute?

You’ve been on the road since 6:30 a.m. You’ve already listened to two episodes of CANADALAND; the paper cup sitting in the centre console now outweighs the liquid inside—and you’re still 15 minutes from the office.

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The Best Workplace Benefits to Make Employees Feel Valued

Posted by Corinne Prevost on Apr 2, 2019 11:17:00 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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Help Your Employees Prevent Colds and Flu this Spring

Posted by Guest Blogger: Stella Seto on Mar 26, 2019 1:12:34 PM

With the arrival of warmer weather, the last thing we want to do is be stuck with a cold. While colds peak during the fall, spring ushers in a second peak season for common colds. Experts cite several factors at play for this second seasonal spike.

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What Are Some Alternative Ways to Tackle Seasonal Allergies?

Posted by Corinne Prevost on Mar 19, 2019 11:29:00 AM

Bright skies, warm weather, blooming flowers. For many of us, spring is a great time of year. But for those who suffer from hay fever, it signals that some uncomfortable symptoms—a runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes—are about to arrive.

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Want to Improve Productivity? Help Employees Sleep Better

Posted by Shelley Lai on Mar 12, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Sleep is often underrated. But whether you realize it or not, Canada is experiencing a sleep epidemic.

In fact, we are the third most sleep deprived nation in the world, on par with the US (source).

And lack of sleep strongly correlates with low productivity. If your employees are sleep deprived, your business can take a hit—as much as $3,156 per employee annually (source).

While you can't revamp employees' home lives, you can lead them toward healthy habits. In this blog, we’ll discuss strategies to help your employees get enough z's—so they can show up to work bright-eyed and fully engaged.

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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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