CHOOSE A GOOD STRETCH OVER STRESS!
For those who do most of their work seated, both at home and in the office, upper back pain can be a serious issue. In this month’s edition of Workday Wellness, we are thrilled to welcome back the amazing Paria Mirazimi from Athletix Academy, as she shares her techniques of Neck & Shoulder Stretching!
So let’s take a break and have a good stretch!
Last month we started our new & exciting Team Feature Series, to get to know our team and hear their expert viewpoints! In today’s edition we asked Benchmark’s Vice President of Group Benefits, Marcelina Ayow, to share her view on the following question:
“What do you think is the most overlooked component of a benefits program?”
With over 40 years of industry experience, Marcelina views the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to be the most overlooked component of a companies’ health benefits. This is the case because most of the time employees are not aware of such programs, and therefore services remain unused.
For our November Community Spotlight, Benchmark is excited to feature the Credit Counselling Society! To learn more about this excellent organization and grasp its mission, we spoke to Tim St Vincent – CCS’s Financial Educator.
The Credit Counselling Society (CCS)is a non-profit initiative with the aim of helping Canadians master financial systems and attain the ultimate economic well-being. The CCS has been in the industry for over 25 years – providing individuals and communities with extensive educational practices and superb counseling assistance.
Led by the mission statement, “We Help. We Educate. We Give Hope.”, the Credit Counselling Society has already helped over 900,000 Canadians to understand financial pathways and find custom-tailored ways to tap into monetary success.
Currently, the Credit Counselling Society is eager to keep growing, through the expansion of its educational channels, development of newer learning tools, and widening the organization’s operational outreach!
Visit Credit Counselling Society’s website today for more details >>>
OUR NOVEMBER WEBINAR IS JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY!
Don’t forget to mark your calendars – our November Webinar is around the corner! Tune in this Thursday from 11 AM to 12 PM EST & join our guest speaker Tim St. Vincentfrom theCredit Counselling Society to learn all about Financial First Aid for HR Professionals!
Accompanied by Benchmark’s Giorgio Follegati, Tim will be covering topics of financial wellness, financial distress & its impact on both employees and employers, as well as discussing current practices & effective monetary assistance strategies!
While the pandemic has largely impacted the retail industry and complicated its labour intensity, many employees have realized their working conditions and benefits plans do not satisfy their true needs. Indigo Books & Music Inc. employees across Canada are unionizing, in demand for improved health and dental benefits, paid sick days, and a minimum wage increase.
Back in August, some workers voted to become a part of UFCW Local 1006A. Participation in the union would not only be an important consolidating step but also an opportunity to effectively address issues and be heard.