Benefits


Does Your Workplace Focus Enough on Mental Health?

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Jul 2017

Does Your Workplace Focus Enough on Mental Health?

Mental Health isn’t a buzz word. It’s well being! People can become so “comfortable” in a stressful work environment, they don’t realize there are alternatives. Work and stress don’t need to be synonymous with each other. In fact, if your employees are stressed by their work, you have a big problem on your hands. Why This is a Problem? People who are stressed are not...

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Employees Aren’t Satisfied With Benefits Like They Used to Be, Here’s the Changes to Make

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Jun 2017

Employees Aren’t Satisfied With Benefits Like They Used to Be, Here’s the Changes to Make

What do you think, when you see 70% on a report? For most, it’s just okay. It’s a B-, average number that doesn’t indicate any sort of excellence or overachieving. Well according to the latest Sanofi Canada study, which is Canada’s longest-running survey on health benefit plans, 70% is also the average percentage of people with benefit plans satisfied with their job. This is an...

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How To Create a Happier (And Therefore More Productive) Workplace

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Jun 2017

How To Create a Happier (And Therefore More Productive) Workplace

Summer in Guelph means Farmer’s Markets, Hillside Festival, ice cream at the Boathouse and plenty of other fun. With all these happy things to daydream about, maintaining productivity in the workplace can be a challenge. But it doesn’t need to be difficult! Productivity and employee happiness go hand in hand. Here’s some simple ways you can increase both in your workplace. Focus on the Whole,...

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The New Generation of Benefits for Guelph Millennials

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Mar 2017

The New Generation of Benefits for Guelph Millennials

You may have noticed more seemingly young people at your workplace. The fact is, Millennials have recently passed Baby Boomers as the world’s largest generation. In a university town like Guelph, paying mind to what the next generation wants in the workplace is going to be key to your small business’ quality of service and longevity! But is it even possible to keep millennial employees?...

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Ten Things to Consider When Weighing the Cost of Small Business Benefits

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Feb 2017

Ten Things to Consider When Weighing the Cost of Small Business Benefits

Around tax time, you might start considering the state of your finances. A small business may consider cutting or adding benefits. However, before you make any decisions, here’s ten things to consider about the benefits of benefits. 1. Benefits keep your best employees working for you. 2. Benefits mean more to your employees than money   3. Seriously. Benefits really mean a lot to your...

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How Much Does Low Morale Cost Your Small Business?

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Feb 2017

How Much Does Low Morale Cost Your Small Business?

It’s easy to be happy working in a place like Guelph or Centre Wellington. For an entrepreneur or small business owner, Guelph and Centre Wellington are the perfect towns, with great communities – and the people love supporting local business. While you may be happy with your profits, sales or other business goals as on owner, do your employees feel the same way? The bottom...

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Nov 2016

Walking Meetings – Empowering Employees one step at a time!

Employers and employees alike are embracing the growing trend in work meetings.  They’re taking it outside!   Known as ‘walk & talks’, and just like it sounds, walking meetings take place during a walk instead of the office. The workplace offers a great opportunity to promote physical activity.  Changing just one meeting a week from the meeting room to the great outdoors can boost employees’ creativity,...

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Jun 2016

5 Reasons to Offer Employee Benefits

Have you been thinking about purchasing group benefits for your business but struggle with justifying the budget spend? Let me share with you a few things that a competitive group benefits plan can do for you! 1.Attract & Retain Valuable Staff You’ve probably experienced the frustration of losing talented staff to companies that offer better employee benefits. Employee benefits programs have proven to be a...

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10

Feb 2016

Federal Taxation of Group Benefits Premiums

If you provide group benefits to your employees, here’s a question you should be asking: Are employer-paid premiums considered a taxable benefit to the employee? If you pay for or give an employee a benefit or service above and beyond their salary, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will generally require you to include the value of that benefit or service in the employee’s income. Most, but...

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