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Helping working Canadians be healthy for over 20 years

Blog Workplace

Helping working Canadians be healthy for over 20 years

Blog Workplace

Helping working Canadians be healthy for over 20 years

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

Oct 08 | 2019 Workplace

Justin Karch, Business Analyst, Kingston, ON: “I help working Canadians by analyzing data to improve client support and technology platforms, and improving upon our current customer relationship management solutions to make the world of group benefits more accessible to our clients.” Adam Busschaert, HR Generalist, Toronto, ON: “I help working...

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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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The Future of Work – Part 1: Millennials and Multi-Generational Workplaces

Apr 30 | 2019 Workplace

We’ve said it before (and let’s be honest, we’ve probably said it more than once): “one-size-fits-all” benefits solutions aren’t cutting it anymore. Today’s workforce is the most diverse we’ve ever seen, with five different generations working together, all with different wants and needs, values, and even working and management styles....

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National Volunteer Week: 6 Ways Employers Can Get Involved in Their Community

Apr 09 | 2019 Workplace

National Volunteer Week is an annual, week-long celebration full of community activities, generosity of spirit and of course, volunteering. There are many different benefits of volunteering, both for employers and employees, which is one of the reasons we love this week so much! At Benefits by Design (BBD) Inc., all...

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The Importance of Building Professional Development Into Your Workplace Culture

Oct 25 | 2018 Workplace

There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about the importance of a good workplace culture, but what that looks like can vary widely depending on the workplace. Some might have a focus on health and wellness, while others focus on work-life balance and flexible schedules (some might even...

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What Does a Workplace Social Committee Bring to a Business? (And Why You Should Start One)

Oct 11 | 2018 WellnessWorkplace

A workplace social committee brings together like-minded employees with a shared passion for creating a social, collaborative and engaged workplace. They bring a lot of value to a business through regular social events that benefit employees, your workplace and – if done right – your community. Consider them for what...

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Interviewing an Intern: Craig Deacon, Development

Sep 13 | 2018 Workplace

Here’s a transcript from the interview between Craig and Jake Irwin from our Marketing team: Jake: Hi Craig, welcome. It’s been a busy… what, seventeen, eighteen weeks? Craig: Eighteen – and yes, busy but fun! Jake: Great to hear. And what have you been working on that’s kept you so...

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