Implementing Wealthsimple Work for Employee Retirement Benefits: A Zenbooks Experience

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Our Quest for Excellence in Employee Retention

At Zenbooks, we’re not just about numbers; we’re about people. In an era where the competition for exceptional talent is fierce, we’ve consistently outperformed industry standards, achieving remarkably low turnover rates. But resting on our laurels isn’t our style. We’re on a relentless pursuit to offer more, driven by the understanding that the happiness of our team is the cornerstone of our success. Enter Wealthsimple Work. 

Our mission to bolster employee satisfaction found its match in Wealthsimple’s commitment to making financial tools simple and accessible for everyone. This partnership is more than a business decision; it’s a reflection of our shared values and dedication to empowering individuals.

The Power of Choice: Navigating Retirement Solutions

In the complex world of retirement plans, the distinction between defined benefits and defined contribution plans is stark. The former, with its guaranteed post-retirement benefits, has become a relic of the past, burdened by unsustainable costs. The latter, however, aligns perfectly with our forward-thinking approach, offering flexibility without the weight of guarantees we can’t predict. Wealthsimple Work’s approach to retirement planning, with its emphasis on transparency and adaptability, made our decision clear.

The Wealthsimple Work Partnership: Seamless Integration and Impact

Our journey with Wealthsimple Work began with curiosity and evolved into a partnership that reflects our shared ethos of excellence and innovation. From the initial conversations that illuminated the path to employee financial wellness to the implementation of a Group RSP plan that resonates with our team’s aspirations, every step was marked by Wealthsimple’s signature blend of simplicity and sophistication.

Our choice to initiate the Group RSP plan without immediate matching was strategic, yet the response was overwhelmingly positive, with an impressive 86% participation rate. This speaks volumes about our team’s trust in us and in the Wealthsimple platform. The subsequent introduction of matching contributions only served to reinforce our commitment to our team’s long-term prosperity.

Beyond Numbers: A Wealthsimple Investment Philosophy

Wealthsimple’s investment approach is a testament to the power of diversity and innovation. With portfolios spanning 8-10 ETFs and themes that cater to a variety of investor values and risk appetites, Wealthsimple Work has democratized investing without compromising on sophistication. Whether it’s through socially responsible investing, exploring halal options, or navigating the crypto space, Wealthsimple offers a portfolio for every vision of the future.

Reflecting on Our Wealthsimple Work Journey

Our collaboration with Wealthsimple Work has been more than just a business enhancement; it’s been a journey towards redefining what it means to support our team’s financial and personal growth. The decision to partner with Wealthsimple Work was driven by a recognition of shared values and a commitment to excellence. The success of this initiative, marked by high participation rates and seamless integration, is a testament to the strength of this partnership.

Wealthsimple has not only provided us with a platform to support our employees’ retirement goals but has also aligned with our vision of fostering a workplace culture that values and invests in its people. For fellow business leaders seeking to make a similar impact, Wealthsimple represents not just a service, but a partner in building a future where financial well-being is accessible to all.

Interested in exploring what Wealthsimple can do for your team? They do a free consultation. Discover how easy it is to give your employees the retirement planning tools they deserve. Start your journey towards a more empowered and financially secure team today.

We also had a phenomenal conversation with Wealthsimple on our podcast you may learn from here.

Eric Saumure, CPA, CA, Principal

Eric Saumure, CPA, CA, Principal

Eric is a recognized Chartered Accountant (CA) and Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) in the province of Ontario. Eric Saumure studied Accounting and Business at University of Ottawa, and obtained his CPA, CA designation during his time at KPMG LLP. Eric has 11 years of experience and actively works with over 300 clients. Eric Saumure is a Quickbooks Online ProAdvisor and a Xero Certified Partner.

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