Business Assistance Services (BAS)

areteMost insurers offer Employee Assistance Programs but Only the Chambers of Commerce Group insurance plan offers BAS – Business Assistance Services through Arete

Management Services

BAS provides up to six hours of legal, accounting and specialized human resource services combined, per calendar year.

Legal Advice

When faced with a legal dilemma this service provides practical and current interpretations of company, partnership, taxation and insolvency law, plus all relevant aspects of common and civil law.

Accounting Advice

When the numbers don’t add up, advice from a professional enables owners and managers to strengthen management and control functions through expert counsel.

Specialized Human Resource Services

When facing a technical human resource issue, from termination processes and overtime pay, to legislative/labour law concerns, this service provides you with answers confidentially via telephone.

Human Resource Coaching

Confidential telephone coaching helps address a wide range of challenging people issues, including performance management, absenteeism, conflict and difficult behaviour.

Additional Support for Management

  • Management Guides and Bulletins
    Guides and bulletins written by experts who understand the stresses and complexities of employee management on such topics as: handling mental health issues in the workplace, holding better meetings, attracting and retaining great employees, dealing with addiction issues, bridging the generation gap, managing absenteeism, and much more.

  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
    In the event of an armed robbery, unexpected death of a co-worker, major occupational injury or other critical incident – immediate helps is available. A counselor will help you design communications, a support plan, and employee information sessions to best suit the situation. Intervention may be in-person or by telephone.

Access in Simple

The Chambers Plan has retained Arete Human Resources Inc. as the independent service provider of the Business Assistance Service. Arete manages a national network of professionals, ready to assist you and yout employees, and a toll-free call will put you in touch with a trained specialist that will identify how best to help you.

The Chamber Business Assistance Services is a free service built into each Chambers Plan Employee Benefit Program. You will incur no out-of-pocket expenses when accessing these services, nor are you required to submit any claim forms.

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