What does an aging workforce mean for your organization?

Have you heard of the term historic reversal? It refers to the fact that the global human population is aging steadily, and the phenomenon doesn’t appear to be reversible. For a variety of reasons, more...

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Canada's Best Employers work with LifeSpeak.

Forbes published its list of Canada's Best Employers for 2017 last week, and to our absolute delight more than thirty of our clients received the honor! We're so proud to support these organizations as they strive...

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Prioritizing mental health is the key to reducing sick leave.

If you had to guess, what would you say is the leading cause of disability worldwide? Obesity? Diabetes? Chronic pain? A physical condition or illness might seem like the obvious answer, but you may be...

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How US employers can prepare for rising employee healthcare costs.

The announcement from the National Business Group on Health that employee healthcare costs could increase by 6% in the new year is yet another sobering reality of the ever rising cost of healthcare. What’s causing...

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How LifeSpeak iQ enriches employee learning.

It’s one thing to learn new information, but it’s an entirely different thing to be able to recall that information later. In a previous post, we explored the various ways in which people learn. For...

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5 ways to thank your staff for working on Thanksgiving.

Even though federal holidays were designed, in part, to give people a break from work, it’s not always possible for everyone to take the day off. We need nurses, firefighters, and security guards around the...

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LifeSpeak supports Canada's Top 100 Employers.

The Globe and Mail recently announced its list of Canada's Top 100 Employers, and we're thrilled to see how many of them are organizations we support! Huge congratulations to our friends at: 3M Canada Company...

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Want to build engagement? Think like a marketer. (Part 6: Summary)

Over the past five weeks, I’ve laid out five factors that drive engagement in your program, and given you an estimate of how much each of those drivers weighs on the success of a wellness...

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You can’t afford to ignore workplace culture.

If your organization hasn’t already developed a thriving and healthy workplace culture, it really should start. Overwhelming evidence proves companies that take a holistic approach to how employees fit into their organization consistently do better...

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Want to build engagement? Think like a marketer. (Part 5: Copy and Design)

I’m devoting one segment to the last two elements that drive engagement in your program—Design and Copy, each representing 5% of the formula described in Part 1 of this series. It might seem reckless for...

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How to create an employee benefits package your staff will love.

Does your company offer its employees free ski resort passes? Bi-monthly massages? How about pet insurance? If not, it might have to start in order to maintain a vibrant and productive workforce. Those perks might...

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What is your HR department doing to help your employees develop?

Here’s an experiment for you. Go around to your staff and ask them what they think your human resources department does. The answers will certainly be enlightening. If all is well you’ll get specific examples...

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