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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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Guiding Principles for 2021 Vacation Time

2021 calendar on a phone

As our community continues to consider the evolving nature of the pandemic and planning for the remainder of 2021, both business and personal, we understand it may be helpful to confirm the guiding principles regarding scheduling and use of vacation time.  Enabling staff to take care of their own well-being and that of their family […]

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Quarterly Newsletter for Supervisors Now Available: Managing Teams Remotely

Homewood Health, McMaster’s Employee and Family Assistance Provider, (EFAP) is pleased to release the quarterly edition of the Vitality newsletter, “Managing Teams Remotely”. In this article, Homewood Health explores ways to optimize working conditions for individuals who find themselves working at home more often.  They use recent data to answer common questions about trust, productivity, […]

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