Making a difference with disabilities

A look at 3 key steps crucial to successful disability management
By Dan Licoppe and Samia Jarjoura
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/18/2016

Most human resources professionals are fairly familiar with the concept of disability management, probably because of increasing disability and absence-related costs. In 2013, the Conference Board of Canada estimated absenteeism expenditures in the Canadian economy were $16.6 billion annually, and rising, and of course there are indirect costs related to absence and disability.

Trying to measure costs and implement best practices can be a complicated process, involving numerous steps and several stakeholders. The good news is there are three key steps that will improve results, along with the experiences of employees and managers involved in the disability management process:

• Expand your understanding of disability.