Benefits


5 Important Takeaways from the 2017 Sanofi Employee Benefits Survey

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Nov 2017

5 Important Takeaways from the 2017 Sanofi Employee Benefits Survey

For us benefits consultants, the Sanofi Survey is almost like a holy text. The information gathered from this survey comes from all of North America’s largest insurance providers to better understand what both employers and employees think of their benefit plans. When you boil down the data, you get very actionable steps of how to improve your small business benefits plans, which in turn will...

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Why Giving Back is Good for Business

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Nov 2017

Why Giving Back is Good for Business

The first snow of the season is now behind us. So you know what that means. Holiday cheer is in the air! The holidays are a perfect time to give back to the Guelph-Wellington community. Giving back can be a great way to increase morale around a stressful season and add a much needed boost to morale before those Winter Blues set in. If you’ve...

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What Are the 5 Scariest Small Business Benefits to Go Without?

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Oct 2017

What Are the 5 Scariest Small Business Benefits to Go Without?

The scariest time of the year is nearly upon us. So the question is: what do small business insurance consultants like us fear most? Our biggest fear is Small businesses not ensuring their workplace is a great place to work that attracts the best talent! So this Halloween, our treat is letting you know which office perks your business shouldn’t go without. That way, you...

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Finding the Right Group Insurance Plan for Your Small Business

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Sep 2017

Finding the Right Group Insurance Plan for Your Small Business

Simple. A word not many have used to describe group insurance. As consultants, it’s our job to make benefits as easy as possible, so you can worry about running and growing a business. However, it does help to be informed on the basics of plans so you can make the absolutely right decision for your small business. What Makes Group Insurance Different? Group insurance is...

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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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