Is Your Data Remotely Safe?

By Victoria Miron Vranić

Simple tips to keeping your small business data digitally secure in remote environments Working from home started out as a short-term fix to comply with the Ontario government’s physical distancing laws. Unsure of how long the new rules would be in place, many employees packed up their personal belongings, their laptop computers if they had […]

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Benefit Plans – Lifelines for Employees and Employers

By Victoria Miron Vranić

Right now, we need to pull together and support one another, yet we find ourselves working remotely or facing decisions as to whom to keep on staff and whom to lay off. At a time like this, the way you respond as a leader will set the tone for how your company will weather the […]

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There is Help and Hope for Small Business

By Victoria Miron Vranić

The outlook for small business seems bleak right now. The implementation of self-isolation and social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19 started affecting businesses with fewer customers in our stores or clients in our chairs. With the resolution last week to close all businesses except for essential services, the tough situation got exponentially worse. […]

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Boosting Morale – Finding Benefits That Matter to Keep Staff Productive

By Victoria Miron Vranić

The workplace is undergoing major changes right now. Staff, especially in smaller businesses, may be feeling insecure. When toilet paper becomes the hottest commodity in the marketplace, you know something’s just not right. Staying a metre away from colleagues and customers, working from home, self-isolation, and staycations pretty much sums up life in Ontario now, […]

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Stability in Business: More Than Dollars, It’s Sense

By Victoria Miron Vranić

When talking about stability as it relates to business finance, the Cambridge Dictionary defines it as “a situation in which prices or rates do not change much.” From raw materials to employee benefit rates, managing and controlling expenses is important to maintain financial stability and viability, especially to small business owners. But there is another meaningful stability […]

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Let’s Talk Affordable Wellbeing Programs and ROI

By Victoria Miron Vranić

Welcome to January! It’s a time of renewed business and personal goals after what was, hopefully, a restful holiday. But the weather has been terrible, and everyone seems to have the flu. The days are short and dark, and the added injury—holiday bills have started to arrive. It’s not surprising that well-intentioned resolutions fail in […]

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Crisis Averted – Insurance That Can Save Your Business

By Victoria Miron Vranić

It’s nearing the end of December, and many small business owners are preparing for year end, and the year ahead. They will take stock of which strategies succeeded or failed and adjust accordingly to grow their companies and increase productivity. Although no one can anticipate what will happen in the next fiscal period, smart business […]

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There’s An App For That: How Technology Could Be Failing Your HR Strategy

By Victoria Miron Vranić

Depending on the size of your business, you may rely on data from your HR department to let you know how you’re doing in terms of employee costs, and those dreaded losses from absenteeism. In the smallest of businesses, employers are tracking HR analytics—even if it’s as simple as a conversation at the water cooler. […]

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The Future of Employee Health is Virtual – Don’t Miss the Connection

By Victoria Miron Vranić

In the ongoing exploration of employee productivity and retention, we continue to investigate the connection that wellness and benefits play in providing the greatest ROI to employers. In the face of compelling statistics, many companies are learning that the choice of providing robust benefit packages really isn’t much of a choice at all. In 2016, […]

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How To Easily Offer Your Employees A Wellness Benefits Program

By Victoria Miron Vranić

Large companies aren’t the only ones that can provide their staff with a Wellness program. According to a recent (2017) Sanofi Health Survey, wellness and illness prevention are top priorities for employers. Let the Chambers Plan provide you with the resources to provide your staff with wellness options regardless of the size of your organization. […]

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