Financial Education: Small Benefit with Big Impacts

By Michele Mactaggart

Do you notice your shoulders tensing, your palms sweating, or your heart racing when thinking about your finances? Is there anything that occupies your mind so much of the time, you’d label it constant? Over 65% of Canadians report being stressed about money constantly. It’s not just you; that financial stress could be costing your business […]

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Preparing for Fallout: Disability, Critical Illness, and Life Insurance

By Michele Mactaggart

Even if you’re not an avid air traveler (thanks, COVID), you likely know what they say when it comes to how to act in an emergency: always put your own mask on first. You’re better off putting your own mask on first so you’re best able to focus on helping others who may need your […]

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Three employee benefits trends to watch this year

By Michele Mactaggart

Once again, a new year arrived with us all still living in a global pandemic. Cue the “rinse and repeat” jokes and “welcome to 2020 (part 3)” memes. As I help my kids grapple with online learning (again), the year so far does indeed feel like more of the same. However, how employees access their […]

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Protecting your Assets: Addressing Workplace Mental Health in 2022

By Michele Mactaggart

With most of us considering the mind the greatest asset in business, it’s only natural that we’re nurturing it in every capacity. Workplace mental health has become more than just words on a page in an employee manual – it’s become a fundamental pillar in an organization’s presence – and ultimately, its sustainable success. Collectively, […]

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Recruiting Millennials Means Putting Values in the Front Seat

By Michele Mactaggart

What if I told you that according to Statistics Canada, millennials make up 50% of Canada’s workforce? As baby-boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) retire, organizations that aren’t prepared to understand millennial needs will have a hard time hiring and keeping them. Period. And, given the current Great Resignation, you’re probably in the market […]

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Supporting Employees’ Financial Wellbeing is Key to Productivity and Innovation

By Michele Mactaggart

Whether we are feeling anxiety about paying the rent, having savings to cover emergencies, or worrying about retirement, financial stress is a major contributor to our overall wellbeing. If money worries keep employees up at night, how productive are they during the day? According to a study conducted by the Canadian Payroll Association, almost half […]

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Employee Assistance Programs are More Essential than Ever

By Michele Mactaggart

Springtime triggers extended health benefit plan renewals for many of our clients. It is always a busy but favourite time of year for us at Bensol – an opportunity to meet with our customers to catch up and explore how their benefit needs may have changed as we look to the year ahead. Sadly, this […]

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Know the Value of Employee Benefits Plans

By Michele Mactaggart

You’re considering investing significant time and money into setting up an employee benefits plan. It may be money earmarked for something else, but you want to show your support for staff and their families without increasing hourly wages or salaries. According to Tom Milne, a Benefits Canada expert, “Employee benefits plans are often one of […]

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The Blue Elephant In The Room

By Victoria Miron Vranić

How are you really feeling? It’s okay not to be okay. Take care of your own mental health. We’re asked this question or hear these statements nearly every day. It seems engrained in us to check in on others to see how they’re doing and to remain invested in societal mental health. Yet recently, an […]

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Make it Mean a Little More

By Victoria Miron Vranić

Get Personal This Yearend Have you noticed all of the holiday decorations around your neighbourhood? What about the festive backgrounds on virtual meetings? People are looking for some joy and are trying to make the best of the ongoing situation. But don’t be a downer this yearend. Plan a little something for your hardworking employees […]

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