We need to learn how to simplify our lives and ask for help
It’s not uncommon to feel completely overwhelmed by things, and to wish that life were simpler and less stressful. Do you feel like you never get around to all the things you’d like to do?
Dealing with life’s countless demands is a constant challenge for many people who can’t ﬁnd the time or the means to balance their work obligations with their family and social activities. A lot of the time, it’s certain beliefs that prevent them from ﬁnding the desired balance. The most common belief is that the situation is only temporary, and that “as soon as this project is ﬁnished, I’ll have more time for my family and friends.” This belief may be sincere, but most of the time, it’s not realistic. Read more
During his three-year tenure as a financial analyst at one of Canada’s biggest banks, Devon Wright never once used his company health plan.
“There was just nothing there that was of any interest to me,” says Wright, 28.
So when Wright quit his job in 2012 to launch technology company Turnstyle Solutions, he decided to create a benefits package tailored to his needs. Read more
A well-designed group benefits plan can be critical to attracting and retaining the right talent, as well as keeping employees healthy and productive at work.
But for small employers, offering a benefits plan is easier said than done.
While many small business owners want to provide their employees with some degree of coverage, obstacles stand in the way. As a result, many of the almost eight million Canadians who work at a small business are left without coverage, according to 2013 government stats. Read more