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 Corinne Prevost 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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Loneliness and Health: How to Build a More Social Workplace

Posted by Judith Mewhort on Feb 15, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Everyone knows that we can prevent cardiovascular disease by eating well, quitting smoking, and exercising regularly. But another major factor in heart health is often overlooked: the quality of our social relationships.

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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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