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Helping working Canadians be healthy for over 20 years

Blog Workplace

Helping working Canadians be healthy for over 20 years

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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Proactive vs. Reactive Selling Tactics – A Regional Director’s Story

Jul 26 | 2018 Workplace

Guest blog post from Christina Funk, Regional Director Earlier this year, Benefits by Design (BBD) Inc.’s Regional Directors were tasked with identifying and testing an idea or process improvement that would drive growth for BBD. I wanted to drive BBD’s growth by focusing on proactive selling tactics instead of my...

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Eliminating Distractions & Boosting Productivity

Jul 12 | 2018 Workplace

Boost Productivity with the 90-90-1 Rule The next process that I decided to implement was the 90-90-1 Rule. For 90 days, the first 90 minutes of my workday was dedicated to the single most important project I was working on. Studies show that the human brain is most productive early...

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Thanks for the Picture – A Unique Take on a Photo Contest

Jul 05 | 2018 Workplace

This year, Benefits by Design (BBD) Inc. held an internal photo contest. The rules of the photo contest were simple: submit your photos anonymously under one of four categories and then vote for your favourite photo in each category. Our goal was to have four clear winning photographs (one from...

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Total Rewards – Offering More to Your Employees

Jun 28 | 2018 Workplace

It’s pretty much a universal fact – everybody likes perks. While extra benefits and incentives shouldn’t be the only reason an employee is happy at work, they can definitely help! Employers may read words like “extra benefits” and “incentives” and just see dollars signs, but there are ways to offer...

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