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How chronic pain impacts the workplace
How chronic pain impacts the workplace
There are many myths about chronic pain. One is that chronic pain affects only senior citizens, or those with severe but rare genetic conditions. The truth is, chronic pain can impact anyone, from small children, to busy parents,…

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Resources for safely re-opening the office
Resources for safely re-opening the office
As Canadian offices start to re-open, the health and safety of your employees are top of mind. We’ve put together guidelines for office safety, communication strategy, and supporting your staff through this period. Included in this package are…

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Why are young workers so stressed out?
Why are young workers so stressed out?
When people arrive at the office, they block out external stressors and attempt to focus on their tasks at hand. After all, no one wants to bring their baggage to work. However, employees are human beings, prone to…

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Virtual meetings, the new reality? How to improve communications with your team
Virtual meetings, the new reality? How to improve communications with your team
Even though most people are working from home, meetings still have to happen. The solution? Virtual meetings held over video chat platforms are the daily reality for many workers.  Humans are social creatures, and it’s hard…

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7 ways to help reduce your staff’s anxiety while working from home
7 ways to help reduce your staff’s anxiety while working from home
“So, how are we doing this week?” you ask your team at your weekly virtual department meeting.  “Fine!”  “We’re good.” “Staying strong, carrying on!” Work is a touchstone of normalcy…

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Six tips for bringing your staff back to the office safely
Six tips for bringing your staff back to the office safely
It’s been a hard adjustment for Canadians to stay at home 24/7. Everyone wants life to return to normal, and employers are keen to see their staff back at the office. Being physically present with your co-workers gives…

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Solving physician recruitment with new technologies
Solving physician recruitment with new technologies
Physician staffing in hospitals has seen minimal change in past decades, despite the insurgence of innovations in other areas of health care. While staffing may not seem like the prime candidate for innovation, the ability to create an integrated,…

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Creating a healthier workforce to reduce absenteeism
Creating a healthier workforce to reduce absenteeism
Workplaces thrive on employees who are physically and mentally at their best. But how can employers help make this a reality? Despite increasing medical coverage, preventable illnesses still cause high rates of absenteeism. Employees took an average of…

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68% of Canadians skip seeing a doctor due to long wait times, timeliness and other barriers
68% of Canadians skip seeing a doctor due to long wait times, timeliness and other barriers
Think about the last time you visited the doctor’s office, let’s say, for a really bad case of the flu. You most likely called your family doctor’s office to book an appointment or visited a walk-in clinic, but how long…

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TKS shapes youth into the leaders of tomorrow
TKS shapes youth into the leaders of tomorrow
Looking forward: teenagers today, leaders tomorrow Brothers  Navid and Nadeem Nathoo founded The Knowledge Society (TKS) to help young students become leaders in their industries. TKS is a North American innovation program for teenagers between the ages of 13…

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