Our Top Takeaways for Small Business from the 2018 Sanofi Canada Survey

By Victoria Miron Vranić

Once per year, us benefit consultants are excited to receive the news from the Sanofi Canada Benefits Survey! We love it because it gives us the crucial information we need to make better informed decisions for our clients. Now understandably, a small business owner like you might not have the time to go through the 36-page […]

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What Proposed Universal Pharmacare and Dental Mean For Small Business

By Victoria Miron Vranić

One of the hot topics of this upcoming provincial election is the inclusion of a Universal Pharmacare and/or Universal Dental Plan plan for all Ontario residents. Many small business owners and employees with private plans may be wondering, “how this will affect me and my business?” Well to put it simply, you may see the cost of […]

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One Way to Make Tax Time Less Taxing for You and Your Employees

By Victoria Miron Vranić

With the tax deadline a month us now, many of us have either had a happy, sad, or surprising time (or a combination of all three). If you’re a business owner, there’s one benefit you can offer to help employees come tax time. It’s a great way to set your benefit offerings apart from your competitors. A […]

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Reframing Your Brain to Stay Healthy During #MayHealth

By Victoria Miron Vranić

Healthy living isn’t always easy living, but it’s worth it. Though, healthy living doesn’t need to be as challenging as some make it out to be. Sometimes all that’s needed is a simple reframe to make health challenges all the more possible. If you have an office looking to shake of the winter dust and […]

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Four Scientifically Proven Ways To Make Your Work Life Easier and More Productive

By Victoria Miron Vranić

Those Spring colours and warm weather are sure to bring a boost of positivity and focus to the workplace. But how can we step it up a notch? It’s important not to get too focused on productivity or grinding out your days for maximum output.  But those who create happy states of mind for themselves […]

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What Canada’s Proposed National Drug Plan Would Mean for Small Business

By Victoria Miron Vranić

You may have heard news of the new 2018 Federal Budget which has implemented some changes for small businesses. The federal government has put heavy emphasis on creating a new plan that will lower some taxes for small businesses as well as encourage more equitable treatment for women, both as employees and business owners. From […]

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Benefits Are the Best Way to Attract New Employees, But What Comes Next?

By Victoria Miron Vranić

We all love those little extras in life. An amazing salary and benefits is great, but these days, it’s not enough to attract the most talented future employees. Compensation is always the top consideration of employees when looking for a new job. A 2011 Sanofi Survey found over half of employees would keep benefits over […]

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How to Make Employees Fall in Love With Their Work

By Victoria Miron Vranić

Okay, right off the top, just like regular relationships, you can’t force your employees to fall in love with you. That’s a one-way ticket to a painful break up. However, building a strong working relationship isn’t all that different from building a romantic one… with some very obvious exceptions. Here’s some steps you can take to build […]

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5 Ways To Cut Employee Costs Without Cutting Benefits

By Victoria Miron Vranić

With the minimum wage increase last month, some businesses were getting a lot of flack for cutting certain benefits from their payroll. Pay increases may end up costing small businesses more money than increasing benefits. However, it’s important not to get to hasty with benefit cuts as negative push back from employees and stakeholders could end up […]

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How to Prevent Winter Blues in the Workplace

By Victoria Miron Vranić

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects 4-6% of Canadians in their lifetime, but another 15% experience a milder form of SAD. SAD is a type of depression which is related to the changes in seasons. Mayo Clinic says some of the “signs and symptoms may include: Having low energy, having problems with sleeping, having difficulty concentrating, feeling sluggish […]

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