Category: News

Staying @ Work – Making the Connection to a Healthy Organization

The success of any business depends on the productivity of its workforce. Sustainable productivity requires both workforce health, or healthy employees, and organizational health, as demonstrated by effective human resources practices that enable and engage employees. In short, successful organizations need their employees on the job and productively engaged.

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The Treating Physician’s Role in Helping Patients Return To Work After an Illness or Injury

This policy addresses the role of the treating physician in assisting their patients return to work after an illness or injury. The treating physician’s role is to diagnose and treat the illness or injury, to advise and support the patient, to provide and communicate appropriate information to the patient and the employer, and to work closely with other involved health care professionals to facilitate the patient’s safe and timely return to the most productive employment possible.

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Ignoring Employee Absences May Prove Costly for Canadian Organizations, According to Hewitt

Costs associated with employee absenteeism are significant, whether the absence is due to a work-related injury or personal illness, according to a new survey from global human resources services firm Hewitt Associates. However, despite evidence of increasing employee absenteeism rates, Hewitt’s survey shows most employers are not equipped to address these issues as successfully as they might like.

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