TMI – How to Prevent Receiving More Health Information Than You Can Handle 

Physical HealthWorkplace Health

Who can resist smiling at the scene of a child holding his hands over his ears and shouting “la-la-la-la-la—I can’t hear you, I can’t hear you?”  We can all relate to the uncomfortable feeling...

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When is the Right Time for an Employee to Return to Work After an Absence?

Workplace Health

Sometimes it is necessary for an employee to leave the workplace due to a sickness or an injury.  I say sometimes, because leaving the workplace isn’t always the best solution.  Adjusting the work role,...

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How to Build an Effective Workplace Wellness Program

Preventative Disability ManagementWorkplace Health

Wellness used to be a word associated with services that made a person feel good, and a Workplace Wellness Program used to be a soft, mushy, nice-to-have addition typically aimed at changing or supporting...

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Vacation Shaming: STOP IT

Preventative Disability ManagementWorkplace Health

Recently I found myself apologizing to a colleague because I was planning to take a week of holiday.  I had returned from a holiday not long before, and I felt embarrassed about being away...

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How Employees Can Contribute to Workplace Mental Health

Mental HealthWorkplace Health

There has been a lot of attention on workplace mental health in the last few years; and that’s a great thing!  Any attention paid to this important topic provides opportunity for change. Workplace Mental...

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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

Workplace HealthDisability Management

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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