Archive for April, 2019

The Future of Health and Wellness Benefits: LSAs

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For years, Canadian companies have been providing employees with Lifestyle Spending Accounts (LSA) in addition to traditional benefits and the trend is catching on in the U.S. Studies show that providing employees with LSAs improves satisfaction and productivity. They empower employees to take control of their well-being, while providing employers a way to positively contribute to and increase organizational productivity. LSAs encourage employees to live healthier, more active lives, while still retaining some control over what funds can be used for. Similar to a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA), LSAs are employer-sponsored accounts offered in addition…

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Telecommuting: A Must in the 21st Century

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Over the last two decades, the number of knowledge workers in the American workforce has grown at an astounding rate. This new generation of workers has brought creativity, insight, and change. Unlike traditional workers, they only need access to information and the space to be creative in order to thrive. As the number of knowledge workers has grown, so has the number companies utilizing telecommuting. Research shows that telecommuting increases employee morale and productivity by as much as 80%, while decreasing stress, absenteeism, and the negative effects commutes have on the environment. In order to keep up with modern knowledge…

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Employee Nourishment: Feedback

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From an informal ‘well done’ to a performance review, feedback is the key to growth for your employees and ultimately your organization. Employees not only value feedback from their supervisors but, when it is given in a consistent, kind, and constructive way, it results in increased productivity and job satisfaction. So, how do you, as a leader or manager, best give feedback? Studies reinforce the value of feedback and how employees respond to both positive and negative interactions with management. Employees react up to six times more strongly to negative interactions with their supervisors, and this is especially true when…

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Protect Your Employees From Identity Theft

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In today’s world, it’s not uncommon for everyone to feel some level of concern surrounding identity theft. Headlines regularly tell of individuals who have fallen victim or large corporations that have experienced massive data breaches. To combat the concern and the reality of identity theft, many corporations are turning to identity theft protection benefits for their employees. Not only does it make benefits offerings more competitive and attractive, it has real world benefits for both employee and employer. Identity theft protection is assurance that if any of your employees experience a breach, their money and ‘digital reputation’ are safeguarded. Ongoing…

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