March / April 2006

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March / April 2006 vol. 2-1
Issue At A Glance
  • Health Council Reports Dismal Progress
  • The Evidence on Ergonomics
  • HR: Time to Rethink Attraction & Retention?
  • What's New in Worksite Health Promotion? Less.
  • UK Fund Manager: Less Stress = More Value

In This Issue

HR: Time to Rethink Attraction & Retention? - Attracting and retaining employees is a key part of human resources management, and a Top 3 issue for Canadian CEOs. Why the concern? First, boomers are already retiring. Second, a huge skills gap exists between those retiring boomers and both new graduates and those properly trained and developed by their employers. And third, cost. Read More »
The Evidence on Ergonomics - Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are de?ned as painful or disabling injury to the muscles, tendons or nerves that is caused or aggravated by work. They were ranked second in total cost burden in Canada, with over 80% of costs resulting from absence and disability. Read More »
UK Fund Manager: Less Stress = More Value - The Financial Times of London reported that Henderson Global Investors believes companies need to do far more to manage stress and mental health issues in the workplace. Read More »
What's New in Worksite Health Promotion? Less. - Dr. Kenneth Pelletier has published six reviews of the scienti?c literature of health promotion and disease management at American worksites. His latest update contained a major surprise. Read More »
Health Council Reports Dismal Progress - In February 2006, the Health Council of Canada released its second annual report on progress made under the 2003 Health Accord and 2004 10 -Year Plan. The mandate of this agency of Health Canada is to monitor these two Federal-Provincial-Territorial agreements, and to offer advice on how to improve key elements of the system. Read More »
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