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Influence Your Company Culture (For the Better)

This article was written by Curt Richardson and published in Inc.com.  Benefits, perks and compensation may paint a rosy picture for recruitment, but it’s these intangible elements that make for a happy and healthy company culture. Just like you can’t buy a child’s love, you can’t buy your company a great culture. While benefits, perks and compensation … Continue reading

Healthcare cost increases slowing: Survey

  This article was originally published in Benefits Canada. It may seem too good to be true, but it looks like increases in health benefits plan costs are slowing. According Buck Consultants’ Canadian Health Care Trend Survey, the overall trend in cost increases slowed significantly for a second consecutive year, and insurers have lowered their expected inflation costs for … Continue reading

Putting benefits costs in context

This article was written by Leigh Doyle and published in Benefits Canada.  In honour of Benefits Canada’s 35th anniversary, they took the opportunity to go back to the source to explore why employers offer employee benefits programs. Their research looks at the past, present and future of employee benefits—and shows how much senior business leaders value them. Perhaps … Continue reading

A fit workforce is a better workforce

Offering employee health and fitness programs can result in all kinds of workplace benefits, including enhanced productivity, higher morale, lower healthcare costs and reduced absenteeism. For the employer, these benefits can also translate into financial savings. The good news is that starting a program, and even establishing an on-site fitness facility, doesn’t have to cost … Continue reading

Don’t touch your benefits until you survey

The average employer pays between $3,000 and $6,000 per employee, per year, for a benefits program, depending on plan design and demographics. On that basis alone, wouldn’t you like to know if you are getting the most value out of your investment? Now, add in this common complaint: benefits program costs continue to rise due … Continue reading

Employers save money with wellness programs

Employers have spent years trying to manage rapidly increasing health care costs. Today, employers are facing the potential for even greater health claims costs as we experience increased rates of illness and chronic conditions, and younger individuals enter the work force less healthy than in previous generations. For most employers, chronic diseases such as heart … Continue reading

Worst Jobs For Your Health

A healthy job is about more than just avoiding hazards, like dangerous material and machines. Employees need respect, benefits, wellness incentives, and control over their work, says L. Casey Chosewood, MD, senior medical officer for the Total Worker Health program at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. “What matters equally is the quality … Continue reading

Best Jobs For Your Health

A healthy job is about more than just avoiding hazards, like dangerous material and machines. Employees need respect, benefits, wellness incentives, and control over their work, says L. Casey Chosewood, MD, senior medical officer for the Total Worker Health program at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. “What matters equally is the quality … Continue reading

Low-Cost Ways To Show Employees They’re Highly Valued

Small businesses can compete for talent without breaking the bank. Yes, you still need to pay competitive wages to get people in the door, but it’s the perks that will help you retain them. Here are 30 low-cost ideas for small businesses who want to show employees that they are highly valued. 1. Flex time.  … Continue reading

Who gets the most time off of work?

See how mandated time off varies around the world. This informational graphic was originally published in Mercer