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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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 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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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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Top Men's Health Issue: Prostate Cancer and How to Prevent It

Posted by Craig Miller on Nov 14, 2018 4:54:19 PM

Now that "Movember" is here, we want to shine a light on men's health.

Did you know, men are less likely to seek medical care than women? They put off annual exams and see a doc only for emergencies.

Meanwhile, 72% of men have two or more unhealthy habits, such as smoking, poor diet, excessive drinking, lack of sleep, and sedentary lifestyle (source).

The result? Chronic illness and premature death.

At work, men with health issues show decreased productivity and may end up going on long-term disability. No one wins if health is taken for granted.

Today we want to talk about why it pays to boost your male employees' health quotient.

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