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Three questions to ask when vetting disability carriers

Every day, employees face a host of medical issues that could affect their productivity at work or lead to a disability leave. While you can’t always plan for the unexpected, your organization can positively impact what may be a challenging time for an employee by ensuring you have the right disability program in place. Choosing […]

Success story: a tailored plan for an employee with cancer

No two employees are the same. The same can be said about cancer diagnoses. For employees fighting cancer, the accommodations and support each employee may need will vary greatly based on his or her unique medical condition, treatment plan and numerous other factors. That’s why Workplace Possibilities℠ consultants carefully evaluate each employee’s individual situation before […]

Three ways to counteract presenteeism, the modern productivity dilemma

Whether it’s allergies, chronic back pain or grueling migraines, health conditions don’t just plague employees while at work; they can also result in productivity and financial losses for employers. As we’ve mentioned before, this phenomenon is called presenteeism and it isn’t limited to any particular workforce. A recent Global Corporate Challenge study revealed that an […]

Making the case for return-to-work support

It’s easy to focus on how a specific piece of equipment or a schedule modification can help make a difference for an employee who may need assistive support in the workplace. But, when looking at disability duration — or the amount of time an employee is out of work because of his or her disabling […]

Workplaces need to go further to address employee mental health

As you may have heard, a CEO’s supportive response to his employee’s need to take a mental health day recently went viral. Public reaction to this story was widespread and positive, with many calling the CEO a trailblazer in how mental health issues are seen in the workplace. While this instance is a positive step […]

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The opioid epidemic: what to know to help protect your workforce

In a recent post, I highlighted the ongoing issues that can occur as a result of employees struggling with alcohol abuse. The use and abuse of opioids is another pressing issue in the workplace reaching near-epidemic levels. Opioid use on the rise The numbers around the opioid epidemic are startling. According to the Centers for […]

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