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Surf Safe: Tricks to Recognize Spam

07.23.17

I’m not sure what’s changed, but as of late I seem to be receiving an increasing amount of spam. Random emails are invading my inbox at work, home and my social sites. In the rush to keep up [...]

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The Balancing Act: Work vs Life

07.23.17

According to recent studies, nearly 66% of Canadians put in 45 hours of work each week—50% more people than 20 years ago. Not only are many people putting in more hours – over 1/2 of the 25,000 Canadians who responded [...]

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How Many Bullies do you Work With?

07.23.17

“Why should Caesar get to stomp around like a giant, while the rest of us try not to get smushed under his big feet? What’s so great about Caesar? Hmm? Brutus is just as cute as Caesar. Brutus [...]

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From Bad to Worse SHARE:

07.23.17

The majority of us like to think we could handle the stress of a disaster – that we’d keep our cool should something happen. Unfortunately, the reality is without practicing safety drills on a regular basis – panic [...]

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Ewww… desks are dirtier than toilet seats

07.23.17

The typical employee’s desk has more bacteria per square centimeter than an office toilet seat. Desks, phones and other private surfaces are also prime habitats for the viruses and bacteria that cause colds, the flu, strep throat, pneumonia [...]

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Running a Business? Don’t be a Wile E.

07.23.17

All of us have a soft spot for Wile E. Coyote – I mean he tries and he tries and we sympathize, we do – but he’s not a character most of us want to emulate. On the flip [...]

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You’re Only as Good as Your Plan B

07.23.17

When I started in insurance, I discovered how important the old saying, “You’re only as good as your Plan B”, really is. A well thought out practical plan can mean the difference between coping with a disaster and [...]

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7 Tips for a Healthier Workstation

07.23.17

It turns out work really is a pain in the butt; as someone that spends a great deal of time sitting in front of a computer screen, I can attest. I came across some tips that may just save [...]

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Tips to Prevent Workplace Theft

07.23.17

According to Statistics Canada , 15% of all company fraud can be attributed to employees. Small businesses have it tough as they often lack the resources to implement control systems, and with limited staff accounting duties are not segregated. Albeit, [...]

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What You Don’t Know Could Cost You

07.23.17

Employment practices liability claims can affect any size company. Wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment are just a few of the claims employees file against their employers. The litigation toll can be high, resulting in costly payouts, tension and [...]

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