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

Workplace HealthPhysical 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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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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Psychological Health and Safety Means More Than “No Bullying”

Physical HealthMental Health

Psychological health and safety is a term that has garnered plenty of attention in the last few years, especially after the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace was...

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Too Much or Too Little Information: What Is the Right Amount?

Workplace HealthDisability ManagementPhysical Health

When my team and I work with employees, to take them through a disability management process, we have permission to access their information – even the most private and personal – so that we...

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Getting Rid of the “Sick Note”

Preventative Disability Management

Many disability management programs or processes require that employees provide sick notes from their physician to validate their work absence. These notes vary in content, but many include an estimate for the time away from...

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Are You an Equal Opportunity Employer?

Disability Management

When our customers ask us how to improve their disability management process, we like to start simple, because there are quick, achievable changes that can show results almost immediately. It is important to start...

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