benefitsThe Psychology of the Procurement Process (Part 3 of 3)
Having a process can save organizations 

The size of an organization is often the deciding factor when it comes to implementing a procurement process versus a 'buying on demand' system of purchasing. When you think about it, 'winging it' isn't really a system at all. We have seen time and time again how having a process can save organizations no matter the size both time and money.
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HRUnintended Benefits of Bill 3, The Pay Transparency Act, 2018
My job is now worth what!

Bill 3, The Pay Transparency Act, 2018 , which recently passed third reading in the Ontario Legislature, amongst other things, will require employers with over 100 employees to file a pay transparency report annually. This report will include compensation data (i.e. salary range) segmented by employee demographic characteristics already referenced in other existing workforce legislation (e.g. Pay Equity, Employment Equity). Bill 3 seems to be more focused on larger firms as 28% of Ontario businesses have fewer than 100 employees .

CBDMedical Cannabis for Pain Reduction
Making the Leap from Prescription to Cannabis

Opioid crisis has been a buzz word in the media for the last few years. Canadian statistics report that from January to September 2017 there were at least 2,923 apparent opioid-related deaths, of which 92% were accidental. 72% of these opioid related deaths involved fentanyl or fen-analogues compared to only 55% in 2016. These statistics are alarming and give insight into the severity of Canada's opioid crisis. Canadians need better solutions for treating pain and this needs to be a national priority.
Can Cannabis Help Alleviate Pain? >

PharmacyAsk the Pharmacist: What Is a Migraine?
The Physical and Economical Impact of Migraines

Over the years, many theories have evolved surrounding the nature of migraines. Today, it is understood that hormones such as serotonin and estrogen play a major role. A trigger event will stimulate nerve cells in the brain producing waves of electrical activity spreading throughout the brain. Depending on affected brain regions, various bodily functions (i.e. vision, balance, speech) can be disturbed before the onset pain. This is known as an aura. Only about 25% of migraine suffers will experience an aura.
Learn about symptoms and treatment options for migraines >

GOLFASSOCIUM Golf Tournament
Register your foursome or sponsor a hole!

Please join us for the 14th Annual Nelson Johnson Memorial Golf Invitational - Thursday, August 16th, 2018.  Come on out for a fabulous day of golf at Whitevale Golf Club, a private course in the town of Whitevale near Pickering. This tournament benefits Broad Reach Foundation and the ASSOCIUM Community Chest. Our Prix Fixe covers your round of golf, casual lunch, sit-down dinner, all contests and raffle draws. The 50/50 cash draw is the only separate fundraising we'll do at the golf tournament.

ASSOCIUM has a Calendar of Events , and we offer exclusive use to our ASSOCIUM GAIN members!

We welcome and encourage you to send us your event information

Let us help you get the word out to the public about the initiatives you'd like them to know about! We can add a link to your website for more information about your event and your organization.

This is ideal for upcoming galas, festivals, performances - any event you want to invite the public to.

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Since 1984, ASSOCIUM Consultants continues to lead the industry in specialized human resource services, organizational development and provides HR expertise across a broad range of services.
We're unique in the marketplace providing innovative and customized Advisor services: Managing General Agent , Third Party Administrator, Claims Adjudication, Specialty Drug Management / Preferred Pharmacy Network and Human Resources Consulting.

ASSOCIUM Benefits 

Our employee group benefits division, being in business since 1997, gives us the experience to provide customized alternative plans and reduce administrative costs for our clients, while quoting sustainable rates at start up - and at renewal.  

Our procurement services division launched in 1996 as an added source of assistance to the not-for-profit sector ( GAIN). Recently this service has been expanded to include private small business under the Advantage banner. Our goal is to help your organization access preferred pricing for products and services as well as resolve any purchasing issues you may encounter.
Supporting the success of Canadian organizations since 1984.