Jan / Feb 2007

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Jan / Feb 2007 vol. 3-1
Issue At A Glance
  • Are The 50 Best Really Top Employers and a Great Place to Work?
  • US Company Links Benefits to Health Screening
  • Insight on Job Attitudes
  • Physician Views on Drug Adherence
  • Employer Thinking on their Health Obligations

In This Issue

Are The 50 Best Really Top Employers and a Great Place to Work? - The Globe & Mail and Hewitt Associates just published their eighth annual list of The 50 Best Employers in Canada. Last October, Macleans and Mediacorp produced their sixth annual list of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Back in April, the Great Place to Work (GPTW) Institute Canada worked with Canadian Business magazine to present The Best Workplaces in Canada. Read More »
Employer Thinking on their Health Obligations - Though this recent article reflects an American perspective, the content is eerily familiar to Canadian benefit plan sponsors. For example, the article begins:Employers have largely been ineffective and unenthusiastic managers of the health benefits they sponsor. Read More »
Insight on Job Attitudes - A key question for employers is how important job attitudes are in predicting performance, productivity and workplace behaviours. If attitudes are important, then an action plan can be better focused to improve them and ultimately, productivity. Attitude can be defined as personal job satisfaction and commitment to one’s work. Read More »
Physician Views on Drug Adherence - This syndicated, web-based survey of 518 Canadian general practice and specialist physicians describes how doctors across Canada view adherence to drug therapies. Read More »
US Company Links Benefits to Health Screening - A majority of American companies have disease screening and health programs available for their employees. Though voluntary, the evidence shows positive impacts on both plan member health and corporate costs. Cadmus Communications, located in Richmond Virginia, decided two years ago to make health risk assessments (HRA) mandatory for its 3,000 employees. Read More »
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