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How to manage stress in the workplace during the holidays
How to manage stress in the workplace during the holidays
As the holiday season approaches, many of us start looking forward to spending time with loved ones, making new memories, and unwinding before the new year. Often, that’s not all the holidays bring. 

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4 tips to support employees with diabetes in the workplace
4 tips to support employees with diabetes in the workplace
Over the past decades, Canadians have experienced rising rates of diabetes. Today, about one in three Canadians lives with some form of diabetes or prediabetes. As more…

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5 ways to build a resilient team
5 ways to build a resilient team
At work, employees often have to navigate stress, face adversity, and adapt on the fly. The capacity to recover quickly from these physical, mental, and emotional pressures is called resilience. But just what is resilience, and why is resilience so…

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What’s quality of life at work, and why does it matter?
What’s quality of life at work, and why does it matter?
“While having employment is itself vital to people’s health and well-being, the quality of people’s work is also a major factor in helping people to stay healthy and happy.” –The Taylor Review…

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8 strategies to help employees with inflation
8 strategies to help employees with inflation
In June, Canada’s inflation rate rose to 8.1%, the fastest annual increase in the cost of living in decades. While not the only culprit, gasoline was one of the biggest contributors to the…

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Neurodiversity and inclusion in the workplace
Neurodiversity and inclusion in the workplace
In July 2021, Sir Richard Branson, CEO of the Virgin Group, went on record to commend LinkedIn for its inclusion of “dyslexic thinking” as an official skill, stating that people with dyslexia think “creatively and more expansively.”…

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Data privacy in healthcare, and why it matters to you
Data privacy in healthcare, and why it matters to you
In 2020, the Finnish private psychotherapy service Vastaamo and its database of over 30,000 users was subjected to a malicious hack. The hackers demanded a ransom of 40 bitcoins (around €450,000 in value) and…

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Why employees are looking for a boost in benefits
Why employees are looking for a boost in benefits
This spring, the unemployment rate in Canada hit an astonishing record low of 5.3%. What was already a tight labour market got even tighter, creating challenging conditions for employee recruitment and retention. Simply put, in a job market that…

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How to manage stress in the workplace
How to manage stress in the workplace
From the housing market, to international conflicts, climate change, and a global pandemic, there’s no shortage of external stressors beyond the control of the average employee. But what can be controlled at work is how chronic stress is managed and…

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How virtual care empowers women with their health
How virtual care empowers women with their health
March 8 is International Women’s Day, a global day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of girls and women. It’s an occasion to reflect on the progress that has been made towards achieving gender equality…

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