How to Keep Your Older Workers Safe and Healthy: A Message to Leaders!

Workplace Health

It is no secret that changing demographics means that many companies have more older workers than they did before. However, it can be more challenging, and a whole other conversation, to keep older workers healthy...

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Communication is Key During an Employee’s Sick Leave

Disability ManagementWorkplace Health

It can be difficult for an employer to balance the responsibilities and interests when managing an employee who is on sick leave. However, knowing the right questions to ask, can really help to facilitate...

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Employee Return To Work – An Employer’s Perspective

Preventative Disability ManagementWorkplace Health

The majority of work disability absences resolve with employees returning to work successfully.  However, some situations can be more complex and require careful planning and support for the employee and the employer, for there...

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Why Aren’t Your Wellness Programs Working?

Preventative Disability ManagementWorkplace Health

You have offered some wonderful wellness programs that you know have worked well for other companies, or maybe even have been published to show a solid return to investment. You did your part to...

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The Components of a Mentally Healthy Workplace; An Integrated Approach

Mental HealthWorkplace Health

You have decided to develop a strategy in your workplace specific to mental health.  Congratulations! That is an important decision and one that is likely to benefit your organization and the individuals who are...

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Are Peer Support Programs Right For Your Workplace?

Mental HealthPreventative Disability Management

When a union is a workplace stakeholder, opportunity for creative health protection programs can improve, especially when the union plays a key role in the employee’s work life. Earlier this month I was privileged...

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Mother’s Day and Mental Health

Mental Health

This past Sunday, in North America, we celebrated our annual Mother’s Day; a day set aside for us to show gratitude and appreciation to our mothers for all they do for us.  And while...

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Girls (and Guys) Just Want to Have Fun (at Work)

Mental HealthWorkplace Health

Is it just me, or can you really notice when you are in a workplace where people have fun!  I can always tell. Sometimes it’s something more subtle, I notice things like a funny...

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What We Can Learn From the Australians About Workplace Mental Health Protection

Mental HealthWorkplace Health

A few years ago, before the Canadian Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the workplace was published, I was researching how employers could assess their own workplace to identify risks and vulnerabilities for...

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I Don’t Give a Fig About Wellness ROI, and Neither Should You!

Workplace HealthPreventative Disability Management

I have heard the question: “what is the ROI for workplace wellness?” many times, and usually it is a cue for me that the person I am talking to doesn’t understand the full impact...

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