financial stress

What You Need to Know About Financial Stress in the Workplace

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Financial stress can be a significant contributor to reduced productivity in the workplace, and it continues to be a prevalent concern for many Canadians. In fact, financial stress is ranked as the No. 1 source of stress for Canadians, according to the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA). In addition, 43 per cent of workers reported being so financially stressed that their …

cyber threats

Cyber Threats to Canadian Businesses in 2019

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Recently, the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security published its National Cyber Threat Assessment to detail its analysis of current cyber threats to Canada and Canadians. Part of this assessment examines the biggest cyber threats to Canadian businesses in 2019. These threats can lead to financial losses, damages to the organization’s reputation, loss of productivity, theft of intellectual property and disruptions …

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Helping Team Members to Step Outside Their Comfort Zones

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From Anthea’s Desk As a business owner, I am quite comfortable with discomfort. I look at discomfort as an opportunity to growth. Whether it is assessing new technology, a different strategy for customer service, changing our hiring practices, or anything else that takes place to advance my business, discomfort is the norm. I use the term ‘riding the waves’ as …

telecommuting for a career

Considerations for Offering Telecommuting as a Scheduling Option

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Telecommuting offers organizations the opportunity to reduce commuting costs, promote improved work-life balance and increase the pool of qualified job candidates. Many employers are offering telecommuting—the ability to work remotely from home or another location—as a way to reduce commuting costs, promote work-life balance and increase the pool of qualified job candidates. This trend emerged in the 1990s as personal …


IQ or EQ: What’s More Valuable to Your Company?

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EQ, or Emotional Intelligence, is fast becoming recognized as a valuable asset in a work context. For those in leadership positions, it may also assist with managing employees. The smartest person is usually considered the best person for a job, especially when it comes to leadership. However, HR experts argue that traditional intelligence (book smarts) may not be as important …


How Can my Employees Work Safely in Cold Temperatures?

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Outdoor work in cold temperatures can put your employees at risk. Here’s what you need to know. Employees that work outside in the winter months are at risk of serious health problems, including hypothermia, frostbite, dehydration and muscle injuries. What’s more, frigid temperatures can also cause additional pain for those who suffer from arthritis and rheumatism. Common symptoms of cold-related …

Employee turnover

How to Prevent Employee Turnover In Your Business

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Though employers may make assumptions as to why employees leave the company, many organizations do not truly investigate or understand why some of their best employees choose to work for other companies. In fact, most workers leave their jobs because of miscommunications about expectations, broken promises or excessive workloads. To prevent turnover, you must first determine your current turnover rate. …

Canada Business

5 Positive Signs for Canadian Businesses: Bank of Canada Report

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According to the Bank of Canada’s latest business outlook survey, Canadian companies are optimistic about the future. In fact, the survey found that firms were planning to boost their investments and hire more workers. This finding comes after the country added 79,000 jobs in December 2017, pushing the jobless rate to its lowest level since 1976. Positive Outlook for Canadian …

mental health

Will You Make Mental Health a Priority at Your Business?

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Globally, more than 300 million people suffer from depression. Depression is a leading cause of disability—one that can have a negative impact on employee morale and productivity. While mental health has received a lot more attention in recent years, it still isn’t widely understood by many employers or employees who haven’t experienced mental health issues themselves. Here’s just one story …