Hiring Your First Employee – Creating a Benefits Package

Without a doubt, a solid benefits package is one of the most effective ways to attract and retain a good employee.  And after the many steps you’ve taken to find and hire the right person, you want to make sure you’re providing them with everything they need to feel fulfilled […]

Hiring Your First Employee – Onboarding and Setting Up Payroll

After searching long and hard for the right employee, you’ve found “the one.”  You’ve made the offer, they’ve accepted, and now you need to think about the onboarding process. From first day processes to setting up payroll, an effective onboarding process is essential – it sets the foundation for your […]

Health and Safety For Your At-Home Employees

Your employees might be working from home these days, but just like in the office, maintaining a positive workplace culture is vital. And part of maintaining that culture means promoting the safety of your employees — both physically and mentally.  Here are some ways you can improve the health and […]

The Small & Medium-Sized Business Guide to Employee Benefits in Canada

Can you relate…?  “Some of our best job candidates sign with our competitors because we don’t offer benefits and, in the long term, this will affect our company’s success. To attract and keep great employees – we need a competitive benefits package/program! Where do I start?” The Statistic You MUST […]

Why Your Employee Benefits Should Include Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance Helps Improve Employee Retention and Health For some business owners, adding pet insurance to their employee benefits may be a bit out there. But with 15% of employers in the U.S. now offering pet insurance benefits, many employees may be wondering why it’s taken so doggone long to […]

How to Improve Summer Productivity with Your Employee Benefits Plan

Focusing on Overall Benefits Plan Key to Morale in the Warmer Months Picture this: the sun is shining – you’re on a beach in Hawaii, drink in hand, soaking up the good life. And then, in a single swoop of an email ping, you’re awoken from your glorious daydream-slumber by […]

How to Prevent Employee Benefits Fraud: A Lesson from Baycrest

Auditing, Education the Key to Safeguarding Against Benefits Fraud After reports of 150 employees being fired or quit over an alleged multimillion-dollar benefits fraud at Baycrest, a prominent Toronto geriatric facility, the first question that often comes to mind is ‘why?’. But for business owners concerned that such an employee […]

Are Employee Benefits Worth It?

Placing a value on something intangible like employee benefits can be challenging. Depending on what type of benefits are offered, certain benefits can be more valuable to some employees while different benefits are of more value to others. For the sake of argument, let’s consider a standard employee benefits package. A typical […]

3 Reasons Why Employee Benefits Can Help Your Growing Business

If you are starting a new business, or currently working on growing an existing business, you may be considering offering employee benefits to your staff. Of course, the bottom line for your business is to turn a profit while offering useful products and services to your customers. Good business sense […]