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Helping working Canadians be healthy for over 20 years

Blog Workplace

Helping working Canadians be healthy for over 20 years

Is Your Workplace Ready for a Return to Work?

Jun 16 | 2020 Workplace

Only 8% of Canadian employers say that they’re fully prepared to reopen their workplaces when provincial governments lift COVID-19 restrictions. If your workplace isn’t among them, it may be time to begin thinking about your eventual return to work plan.  Use the navigation below to skip to your most burning...

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12 Tips for Employers and Employees When Transitioning to Work From Home

Apr 21 | 2020 Workplace

In an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19, Canadians are remaining indoors and practicing social distancing. For many workplaces, this means working from home rather than the office. For many, working from home is a new experience that comes with its own set of challenges. Overcoming these challenges takes...

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16 Employee Wellness Ideas to Create a Better Workplace

Feb 11 | 2020 Workplace

A healthy workplace reduces absenteeism and illness, increases employee engagement, job satisfaction, and productivity. It’s a no brainer to want to make sure your workplace and your employees are healthy, happy, and financially secure.  At Benefits by Design (BBD) Inc., our approach to health and wellness is focused on four...

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Recognizing and Rewarding Employees Makes Your Business Better. Period.

Nov 12 | 2019 Workplace

“Great job with that project. I really appreciated your insights and everything has come together perfectly.” How awesome does it feel when someone recognizes your hard work and thanks you for it? You feel appreciated and valued, and if you’re like most people, you’re energized and ready to get back...

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Bring Your Dog to Work Day: Distraction or Productivity Booster?

Nov 05 | 2019 Workplace

It’s no secret that Benefits by Design is a fan of the “bring your dog to work day” concept (the evidence is on the Instagram page), and that we love our Friday dog days. They bring a smile to our faces and their exuberance and general excitement is infectious, giving...

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Showcasing the People Behind the Business for Small Business Week in Canada

Oct 08 | 2019 Workplace

Try a similar exercise amongst your own employees. Not only is it a great way to participate in SBW, but it’s rewarding, and reinforces your mission, vision, and values and the role your employees play in reaching them! 4 Ways to Participate in Small Business Week 2019 (And Beyond) Not...

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8 Tips for Building Workplace Positivity (And Why It’s So Important)

Sep 17 | 2019 Workplace

For many, positivity in the workplace may sound like an easy thing to achieve or something that runs essentially on autopilot, but this is far from the truth. It takes a lot of time and effort to maintain a positive atmosphere at work, and considering we spend more than a...

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Creating An Employer Leave Policy: A Human Resources Perspective

Sep 03 | 2019 Workplace

Sometimes being a group insurance Advisor can feel like being a jack-of-all-trades. Advisors are often asked questions related to employee benefits plans that aren’t necessarily their area of expertise. Many small employers lack the resources of a Human Resources department, and so when questions arise, they naturally turn to their...

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The Gig Economy is Changing the Workforce & How We Think About Work

Jul 02 | 2019 Workplace

The workforce is constantly changing as demographics shift, new trends emerge, and old trends disappear. Agile employers who want to be on top of the latest trends in the Canadian workplace have no doubt heard the latest buzzword: the gig economy. But what is this “gig economy” and how will...

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The Future of Work – Part 2: Benefits Solutions for Multi-Generational Workplaces

May 07 | 2019 Workplace

Last week we talked about the five different generations in today’s workforce with an emphasis on helping employers begin to recognize the different generations and finding the “why” behind their benefits plan. (If you haven’t read The Future of Work – Part 1 yet, we would recommend that you do...

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