Sun Life co-sponsors major new Conference Board of Canada research (#2)

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‘Creating an Effective Disability Management Program’ – second report of three part series released today.

As we communicated in the Special Edition Focus Update of September 23rd Sun Life is proud to have the opportunity to co-sponsor the Conference Board’s revealing three part study on absenteeism and the actions employers can take to tackle this issue.

The second report in the series, Creating an Effective Disability Management Program is released today.  Following on the facts, figures and statistics that the first report laid out, this report takes the next step and provides an in-depth guide to creating an effective workplace disability management program.

Click hereto get your complimentary copy of today’s report - Creating an Effective Disability Management Program.

Click hereto get your complimentary copy of the first report, released on September 23rd - ‘Missing in Action: Absenteeism Trends in Canadian Organizations.’

“This is the second of three Conference Board reports on disability management and benefits that we’ve co-sponsored,” says Marilee Mark, Vice-President, Market Development, Sun Life Group Benefits.

“It highlights the importance of managing absence and disability within a framework that recognizes the value of preventative strategies, early intervention and a supported recovery. The findings on the critical role that the bond between an employee and their work plays during recovery support our belief at Sun Life that work itself can play key role in a safe and sustainable return to the workplace.”

Marilee will be speaking in Toronto on October 28th at the Conference Board’s Disability Management and Benefits 2013 conference.  At this event, the third and final report Disability Management: Opportunities for Employer Action – which sets out detailed action steps that employers can take to better manage absence in the workplace – will be released and discussed.

Co-sponsoring this research is yet another example of how Sun Life is helping to further the group benefits industry and our understanding of the topic of disability in the workplace through our thought leadership platform, The Conversation.


Contact your Sun Life Financial group benefits representative.