Benefits


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

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Mar 2018

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

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 a small business benefits perspective, we were interested to see...

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

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Mar 2018

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

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 a $10,000 pay raise. But let’s say you already offer...

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How to Make Employees Fall in Love With Their Work

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Feb 2018

How to Make Employees Fall in Love With Their Work

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 stronger relationships with your employees so they can...

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5 Ways To Cut Employee Costs Without Cutting Benefits

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Feb 2018

5 Ways To Cut Employee Costs Without Cutting Benefits

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 costing you morale and productivity. So before you...

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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 buzzword. 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 well....

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The Well-Being ROI: Why Every Business Should Focus on Workplace Wellness

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Jul 2017

The Well-Being ROI: Why Every Business Should Focus on Workplace Wellness

If you’ve been reading business articles lately, you’ve likely heard the term Workplace Wellness. Now more than ever, workplaces are taking on some of the responsibility for keeping their employees healthy. This makes sense, many employees spend a third of their day at the office. And more evidence is finding extended periods of sitting at computer screens isn’t necessarily good for people. Ethically, corporations have...

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