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November 15, 2021

Challenges and solutions to successful onboarding in a remote work environment

As long as we have a workforce, we will have workers who need to be onboarded. Onboarding involves much more than merely signing some papers and […]
November 1, 2021

Increasing Employee Engagement in a Remote Workplace

What is Employee Engagement? Employee engagement is the degree of commitment and concern that an employee has for their organization and its goal, and it has […]
October 14, 2021

The Post-Pandemic Future of Benefits

Strategic leaders and HR practitioners know the value of heads up, heads down, future-focused thinking. The ability to adapt to what is coming will be a […]
October 1, 2021

The Importance of Resilience Training in the Workplace

Understanding Resilience Dealing with uncertainty and COVID-19 pandemic-related changes have tested our resilience both at home and in the workplace. We’ve had to find new ways […]
September 1, 2021

Future of Work HR Challenges

The future of work is here. The coronavirus pandemic rapidly shifted the focus of several workplace challenges and with it, the number of pressing human capital […]
September 1, 2021

Addressing the Need for Workplace Vaccine Policies

In recent months, COVID-19 vaccines have become readily available. The summer of 2021 saw a push for vaccine clinics to be held in public health buildings, […]
August 2, 2021

Stemming the Tide of Employee Departures

As we start to see the decline of the pandemic’s clutch hold, the rise of employee turnover and job dissatisfaction has become an increasing concern for […]
July 24, 2021

Addressing the Demand for Hybrid Work Models

In the last few months at least three new surveys were released that show how important hybrid or remote working arrangements are to Canadian workers. In […]
July 3, 2021

Employer Considerations for a Hybrid Remote Work World

There are many reasons to continue working remotely. For employees, the elimination of a commute, not having to dress for work, overall cost and time-savings, as […]
July 3, 2021

How to Dispel Misleading Beliefs about Employee Assistance Programs

Rounding the corner on the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic could generate an influx of health claims, mental health issues, and complex family and work-related […]
June 3, 2021

Post-pandemic considerations for disability management

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers faced mounting concerns about the rise in mental health-related absences — many of which led to both short and long […]
June 1, 2021

Encouraging a break: the importance of taking vacation time

June is here and with it comes thoughts of summer travel, sunny days spent at the beach, relaxing at the cottage, and picnics with family and […]
May 4, 2021

Improve Loyalty by Helping Employees Deal with Financial Stress

It may well be an employer’s market when it comes to selecting from a sea of possible candidates, but the value of keeping talented, knowledgeable, and […]
May 3, 2021

Signs You Are Languishing

Uncertainty Prevails From a leadership and human resources perspective, the emphasis on employee mental well-being has never been more intense. Perhaps weighing on their minds is […]
April 5, 2021

Tips for Dealing with Employee Isolation

In the last twelve months, we have all experienced some kind of lockdown or stay-at-home requirements and a need to find new ways to get work […]
April 3, 2021

Creating a Connected Workplace Culture during COVID

An organization’s culture is as individualistic as a person’s fingerprint. It is unique and often difficult to articulate. Employees tend to describe their workplace culture as […]
March 2, 2021

Understanding Coronasomnia and How to Prevent It

When we’re babies, we struggle with falling asleep. As we age, we find it harder to stay asleep and, as a result, many of us involuntarily […]
March 1, 2021

Employee Recognition Barriers

Employee Appreciation Day makes sense to many on paper, but there are obstacles that prevent it from getting traction within organizations.  What stops employers from taking […]
February 6, 2021

Prime Benefits Remote Care Wellness Toolkit

Whether you’re working from home or not, these times have created the potential for greater social isolation and stress. It can be difficult to know what […]
February 6, 2021

Ways to Improve Work-Life Integration

These days, many of us are working remotely. As a result, it can be more challenging to make a clear distinction between your working hours and […]
January 20, 2021

The Value of Financial Wellness Programs

We know that financial stress is affecting people more than ever before. There is so much information available that it is difficult to know what to […]
January 3, 2021

Employee Tips to Combat the January Blues

January is known as the month of New Year’s resolutions, a recommitment to healthier eating habits, a reboot to regular exercise, and the hopeful promise of […]
December 17, 2020

Planning Ahead for the New Year

As the month of December draws to a close and employees are taking some much needed time off, things should hopefully quiet down in terms of […]
December 8, 2020

Tips for Avoiding Employee Burnout

This second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has left people feeling stressed, uncertain and exhausted. For those fortunate enough to have work, many are burning the […]
November 20, 2020
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The Growing Interest in ESG Investing

You may be surprised to learn that ESG Investing has been around for a number of years. While the term was first coined in 2005, there […]
November 4, 2020

Managing Financial Stress Amid Pandemic-Related Challenges

For many, this has been a time of increased stress due to pandemic-related challenges and economic uncertainty. Throw existing financial worries into the mix and you […]
October 16, 2020


In a previous post, we discussed free mental health apps as well as the value of prioritizing self care. This post focuses on ways to incorporate […]
October 4, 2020

Employer Considerations for Mental Health Intervention Strategies

Now more than ever, it is easy to see that focusing on self care and one’s mental health is important. With another wave of the pandemic […]
August 27, 2020
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Employer Considerations for a Safe Return to Work Post COVID-19

Now that provincial governments in Canada are carefully allowing for the reopening of doors to the economy, it’s an important time for employers to ensure they are making comprehensively safe plans for reopening their own workplaces. 
August 24, 2020
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Conte Financial Services Inc. and Dickinson & Associates Announce Merger

Life is all about making connections and today we are pleased to announce that Conte Financial Services Inc. (CFS) and Dickinson & Associates reached an agreement as of September 1st to merger under the name Prime Benefits Group. Conte Financial Services and Dickinson & Associates are both leaders in employee benefits and pension consulting. 
November 15, 2021

Challenges and solutions to successful onboarding in a remote work environment

As long as we have a workforce, we will have workers who need to be onboarded. Onboarding involves much more than merely signing some papers and […]