14 Apr

6 Tips for Remote Work & Staying Productive

 

From ringing phone lines to surrounding workplace chatter or colleagues coming by to socialize, you get used to the various distractions that come with working in an office. However, staying focused when working from home can be a whole other challenge. 

07 Apr

Self-care 101: The What, Why & How

 

We live in a time where it’s not uncommon to feel like you’re being pulled in a million different directions. Whether it’s keeping up with work, investing in your relationship and friendships, or your list of errands and chores that is seemingly never ending, we often forget about the importance of carving out time for ourselves. Throw the stress of a global pandemic into the mix and the need for self-care increases tenfold. 

31 Mar

6 Free At-home Health & Fitness Resources

 

In order to promote social distancing and help “flatten the curve,” local governments from coast-to-coast have asked fitness studios to shutter their doors. Couple this with the fact that the non-essential workforce has had to abruptly adapt to remote work life, now more than ever it’s important that individuals incorporate exercise into their daily routines. While this may seem contradictory to the general request for self-isolation, many gyms and fitness pros have made the pivot to provide a bevvy of at-home resources that support your overall well-being.

26 Mar

How to Support Your Remote Work Team & Maintain Morale

 

While more than one third of Canada’s working population already participates in remote work, many employees and their managers are working outside of the office for the first time. Despite the flexibility and freedom that remote work is favoured for, this kind of separation can be a challenge for some. Fortunately, with some basic awareness, you can overcome these unique obstacles to help your work from home team survive and thrive.

20 Mar

COVID-19 & Business Interruption Insurance: A Brief Q&A

 

Got questions about how the current COVID-19 pandemic relates to your commercial insurance? Thanks to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, we’ve got some of the answers to the most pressing questions Canadian business owners are facing.

19 Mar

5 Free Programs to Keep Your Work From Home Team Functional

 

As our global society adjusts to a new normal in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), businesses are scrambling to adapt in order to keep their operations afloat. With local and national government strongly encouraging individuals to work from home if possible, many business owners are wondering how they can seamlessly do it all without having to take on exorbitant costs in light of dwindling profits. Although pay-for-use programs are a dime a dozen, fortunately there are quite a few free options to help put some worries at ease while keeping your team fully functional.

18 Mar

Tractor Safety Precautions for Agriculture Workers

 

Tractor accidents are one of the main cause of farming deaths. Losing control of the equipment can result in the operator or bystanders being run over and crushed.

05 Mar

Canada's Classes of Cannabis

 

Amendments to the Cannabis Act that came into effect Oct. 17 introduced three new classes of cannabis available for public sale. Per the regulations, license holders need to give Health Canada a 60-day notice before selling.

04 Mar

4 Hazards for Grain Handling Facility Operators

 

Any industry that involves moving and storing grains is at risk for experiencing explosions, fires, entrapment, flammable liquid/gas leaks or chemical spills. As an employer, you probably know that these hazards exist and that they happen every day across the country, destroying facilities and harming workers.

03 Mar

11 Ways to Reduce Risk of Injuries from Grain Augers

 

Though grain augers have made farming tasks much easier, they are one of the main causes of injury and death in agribusiness.

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