Entries by Daryl Smith

Why Employee Benefits Are Important

Do you know why employee benefits are important? If companies do not offer benefits as part of their overall attraction and retention strategy, what type of employee are they looking to attract? Most companies are looking to hire young, long-term employees they can build the future growth of their organization around and vice versa. What are […]

Benefit Strategies in Capital Ideas Edmonton

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What’s your biggest customer service challenge? Chelsey Smith, marketing and communications director at Benefit Strategies Inc., recently shared her biggest customer service challenge at Capital Ideas’ Earned Media Workshop, which kicked off E-Town on September 11. “The biggest challenge is keeping lines of communication open with companies – we rely on working hand-in-hand with human […]

When Should Your Key Employees Start Saving for Retirement?

If your key employees are like most other Canadians they are saving for retirement and dreaming of the day they retire. Pursuing leisurely activities such as travel, hobbies, volunteering, and spending more time with friends and family are likely at the top of their list when they are no longer tied up by the responsibilities […]

What Can a Flexible Benefits Plan Offer Your Employees?

A flexible benefits plan for employees is tailored to meet employees’ unique personal needs. A basic benefits plan offers employees a minimum level of employer-paid benefits such as: Health Dental Accident Disability Life insurance The plan is then topped up with “flex credits” (or a dollar amount), and put into a third party health spending […]

Poll Reveals Employee Preferences on Saving for Retirement

When it comes to retirement saving, Canadian workers prefer private investments, TFSA and RRSP over CPP. A recent opinion poll by Ipsos-Reid for the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) published some very interesting findings of Canadian’s retirement planning, ability to save for retirement, and preferred retirement planning and employee benefits. The CFIB study discovered […]