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This blog highlights articles from our Corporate eBrief, Path To Wellness that has been publishing employee wellness information since 2002. It focuses on employee and corporate wellness strategies for the beginner to the seasoned professional. Our hope is that it will provide you with how-tos and update you on significant research and statistics that may assist you in your wellness initiatives. For specific wellness topics, use the search feature at the top of this website.

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Workplace Wellness: Road Map To Disability Management

Workplace Wellness Return To WorkMany managers and team leaders, like yours, still don't have the understanding or the resources to help employees after they have taken leave for depression, anxiety, addiction or other mental-health issues. Thousands of workers each year do not return to work and end up on permanent disability because of this lack of understanding. Previously, stigma and a lack of knowledge, prevented many workplace health and safety  programs...

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Sexual HarassmentIs Your Workplace Doing Enough To Protect Your Employees?

"When one fears that nothing will be done or that they will not be taken seriously, sexual harassment can run rampant in an organization."     The Canadian Labour code defines sexual harassment as any conduct, comment, gesture, or contact of a sexual nature that is likely...

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Workplace Wellness: Measuring Wellness Outcomes

evaluate your lifeWhen designing your comprehensive workplace wellness program, it is essential that you build evaluation into the process. If it is not considered right at the beginning, it will be hard to measure whether or not your initiatives are truly effective and worthwhile. Step One – Determine Benchmarks Initial research should examine:

  • Employee activity levels before the program is started
  • Employee health
  • Current costs of illness to benefit programs
  • ...

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Mental Illness Awareness Week: Five Action Steps For Employers

depression mental illness and stressOn any given day, 10 to 15 per cent of Canadians are experiencing a work-limiting mental disorder. Over the course of a year, 20 to 25 per cent of the population will experience mental disorders. Over the course of their working lives, up to 40 per cent of workers will experience a mental disorder. Fewer than 30 per cent of those who...

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Balancing Employee Benefits: Cost Containment and Employer of Choice

IllnessAlthough a significant cost to an employer, there are many intrinsic benefits to providing employees with a comprehensive benefit plan. For most employers, it is the ability to find and keep highly qualified employees that is the key driver to providing these benefits and becoming an employer of choice. Despite cost containment efforts in recent years, employer spending on benefits programs for employees represents a significant cost and is currently averaging...

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