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Reframing Your Brain to Stay Healthy During #MayHealth

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May 2018

Reframing Your Brain to Stay Healthy During #MayHealth

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 spring into a healthier Summer, the #mayhealth challenge in Guelph...

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

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Apr 2018

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

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 are also more likely to have a happier, and therefore,...

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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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How to Prevent Winter Blues in the Workplace

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Jan 2018

How to Prevent Winter Blues in the Workplace

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 or agitated, feeling depressed most of the day...

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How to Make Your Workplace Resolution-Friendly

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Jan 2018

How to Make Your Workplace Resolution-Friendly

At this point, you’ve probably spoken to your co-workers about their 2018 goals or resolutions. By now, you have may also found someone going back on their resolution. Here’s a question: did you laugh with them, give them a hard time, or ignore it? Here at Bensol, we will be away at an offsite planning session January 18/19th to set our business goals for the year...

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Everything to Know About OHIP+ Coming in January

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Dec 2017

Everything to Know About OHIP+ Coming in January

Perhaps you’ve heard by now, that the Ontario Government is changing coverage for people under age 25. Starting January 1, 2018, people under the age of 25 will have coverage to over 4,400 drugs from OHIP. It’s called OHIP+ and it means that come January 1st, OHIP+ provides free coverage for the most common prescription drugs. However, many people are wondering what this means in...

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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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