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British Columbia to introduce Employer Health Tax to replace Provincial Health Premiums

Health and Wellness
In British Columbia (BC) public health insurance is called the Medical Services Plan – or MSP.  Residents of BC are required to enrol in the Medical Services Plan and contribute premium towards the costs of the health care system.  MSP covers the cost of medically-necessary hospital and physician services. BC is the only province left in Canada which requires residents to pay a monthly premium for provincial healthcare coverage. The MSP premiums are complex and expensive for businesses and the government to administer. As such, the BC Government is planning to eliminate MSP premiums as of January 1st, 2020. To make up for the lost revenues, the province...

National Day of Mourning in Canada

Health and Wellness
On April 28, please take a moment for those who have been impacted by workplace accidents. For more information, statistics and links to Provincial/Territory websites and posters commemorating this day, please go to: http://awcbc.org/?page_id=1120 You may also contact your Workers’ Compensation Administrator at PEO Canada for additional details. Jenniffer Barabonoff / WCB Administrator / PEO Canada

How a Traumatic Event Can Affect You

Health and Wellness
The effects of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan are far-reaching and deeply felt by many.  When events like this transpire, communities are in need of support and help.  A traumatic event is any situation that causes a person to experience unusually strong emotional reactions that have the potential to interfere with their ability to function normally at work or at home.  Coping with and overcoming these reactions can sometimes seem overwhelming. Our partner in providing excellent Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) services, Morneau Shepell, has a number of resources on which to draw.  Immediate and confidential EFAP services are accessible 24/7/365 and it is important...

Effective Communication and Payroll

Payroll
Along with mathematical and technical skills, written and oral communication skills are essential to the payroll professional in today’s workplace.  Effective communication enables the payroll department to be legislatively compliant, increase productivity and create good working relationships with other departments within the business.   How is communication used by the payroll professional? It is used as an education tool to gain the support of other departments through communicating legislative requirement and deadlines. It is used to keep employees up to date on changes to payroll and benefits, which in turn typically increases overall morale.   5 ways you can improve communication Consider your audience – who are you...

To proceed or not to proceed? That is the question!

Sales
So we have all “been there”, a prospective client that can really use your assistance but they are unwilling to go through the process you require as their Sales Rep. It’s important to realize that a prospect’s opposition to the process doesn’t reflect badly on how they will be as a client. For whatever reason, their interest in your sales process has waned. The majority of the time, their attention, is being pulled elsewhere within their organization.  It’s important to keep your prospect’s attention to the future by reviewing again how you can support their current need and then  bring them slowly back to the next stage of...