Absence Management Blogs
How to Leverage Technology to Reduce Workplace Absenteeism
Managing employee absences is always tricky, but with COVID-19, it can be even more daunting. We are excited to offer Workplace Medical's recently enhanced Absence Management software to our clients – an essential part of our broad range of services designed to...
Absence Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic
While the majority of people continue to practice the physical distancing and self-isolation that has been crucial over the past two months, how companies manage the absences of their employees has continued to evolve and adapt. We at WMC continue to monitor...
WSIB Introduces New Policy on Cannabis for Medical Purposes
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has published its official Operational Policy on Cannabis for Medical Purposes. This policy issues clear guidelines about when the WSIB will pay for medical marijuana to treat workplace injury and illness. It also helps...
Absenteeism: The “Real” Costs
Absenteeism is one of the biggest killers of corporate profitability, costing Canadian companies over $16 billion per year. When companies think about saving money, and cutting costs from here and there, they often miss the huge issue of absenteeism, and...
Absence Management – How Our Advanced Software Tools Can Save You Money
Avoidable absences in Canada cost companies over $16 Billion per year. But many of these absences – and these costs – can be avoided, if you have the right tools. At Workplace Medical, we utilize a three-step process (Prevent – Respond – Return to Work) as well as a unique software solution (called ATOMS) to keep your employees safe and productive.
Is Your Organization Worried about The Wrong Virus?
Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Many Canadians feel these symptoms in the coming months. This illness can’t be treated with antibiotics, will usually affect people for a week or more and will cost the Canadian economy billions of dollars.
New WSIB Stress-Claim Ruling Could Signal Big Changes For Employers
If you are an employer in Ontario and you are subject to the provisions of the WSIB, you should be aware that your employees may now have the ability to make a whole new class of claims, due to Decision 2157/09. For businesses, mental illness is estimated to cost the Canadian economy in excess of $50 billion dollars annually.
How To Prepare Your Workplace For The Ebola Threat
The Ebola virus is in the news and, if your workplace is like ours, your employees may be wondering what your company is doing about it. This would be a good time to review your disaster recovery plans and update it for medical disasters if it was not done during the SARS scare.
Reducing Absences In The Flu Season Through On-Site Flu Clinics
You already know that in the beginning of the fall season word starts to spread about the flu shot and the importance of protecting yourself from this highly contagious and prevalent virus. Why should you consider the flu shot in relation to your business?
Ironman Athlete Collects Monthly Workers Compensation Cheque
The Phoenix Arizona News describes an extreme case of Workers Compensation fraud – woman competes in Ironman while on Workers Compensation. As an experienced case manager, I see workers compensation fraud often – although it is not usually as extreme as collecting Workers Compensation cheques while competing in an Ironman event.