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Employee Well-being: The Importance of Vacation

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The Importance of Vacation With the summer months upon us, McMaster employees will be taking some well-deserved vacation. While extravagant trips may not be part of your plans this year, it is still important to decompress and recharge your batteries. This month, we would like to provide resources on the importance of vacation, and how […]

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Payroll Reminder for Canada Day Administration

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Following the announcement from the President and Vice-Presidents of the additional day off during Canada Day week, please note the important details related to pay administration for this week. For those paid on July 2, 2021, employee pay statements will be available by Wednesday, June 30. All employees are encouraged to review their pay statements and report any concerns immediately […]

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July Newsletter Now Available – Living a Fulfilling Life

Homewood Health, McMaster’s Employee and Family Assistance Provider, (EFAP) is pleased to release the July 2021 edition of the Life Lines newsletter, “Living a Fulfilling Life”. In this article, Homewood Health provides mindful tips and information on what it means to be fulfilled, seek motivation and keep an open mind.  Homewood Health’s newsletters help improve […]

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Did someone say free courses for McMaster employees, staff and faculty?!

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Did you know that McMaster University employees can take McMaster Continuing Education Essentials courses… for free? Explore a wide range of topics in business, communication, leadership, innovation, productivity and team building. Register today to secure your spot! If it is your first time enrolling, submit an Employee Tuition Assistance application to HR to confirm your eligibility. If […]

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Employee Well-Being: Mindful Movement

Mindful Movement Life has become structured in a way that makes it very easy to avoid movement, but our bodies are designed to move! Being active improves your mood, helps decrease depression and anxiety, increases positive self-esteem, and improves sleeping patterns. The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines suggest that Canadians 18-64 years of age should accumulate […]

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