Benefits

Medium-term disability could solve significant issues around LTD

By Liz R. Scott, Ph.D.

In 2015, the Wellesey Institute carried out a series of interviews to record the feelings of a sample of employees moving from short-term disability (STD) to long-term disability (LTD) leave. Most participants told the researcher that going onto LTD leave caused them a lot of stress and anxiety. As one interviewee said, “The LTD [process] says that I am not worthy, that I cannot go back to work again.”

By Matt Houghton

We all know that offering great benefits is an important part of attracting the best employees. 

By Nolan Friesen

HR professionals know that employees are a company’s most important asset, and group benefits programs are an important factor in attracting and retaining top talent.

Why HR needs to pay attention

By Patrick Culhane, B.Comm., CAE, FCPA, FCMA

In June 2016, after years of discussions, the federal government reached an agreement, in principle, with provincial and territorial finance ministers to strengthen the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).

By Yafa Sakkejha

Employee turnover is certainly costly to companies, but it can surface in hidden places. Aside from the time and money it takes to recruit, train and transition employees, it can often hit the group benefits piece of the P&L.

By Lisa Kopochinski

In the not-so-distant past, employers often expected their employees to leave their personal problems at the door.