When the world first heard about a new virus originating from the Wuhan, Hubei Province of China, it watched with hopes that it would not impact them to the extent that it was affecting Chinese citizens. It was only a matter of time until other countries were reporting cases of COVID-19. Now, as we face a global pandemic that has impacted over 165 countries, many are wondering what will bring the spread of this virus to an end. As countries battle COVID-19 and the death toll rises, people are being asked to help flatten the curve. At SureHire, we are doing all we can to help flatten the curve, as the window to do so closes a bit more every day. As a company that works with employers to determine if their team members are fit to work, screening individuals for symptoms of COVID-19 has become a part of our daily procedures. Read more to find our what we're doing to help flatten the curve.
When we think of injury, we often think of something that may occur to us by an external force, such as a car accident or a malfunctioning piece of equipment. It’s not every day that we associate it with something that we can’t see. Head trauma is a type of hidden injury that’s difficult to notice and assess, and yet, is quite common. In fact, one in three Canadians is directly impacted by brain injury in some way, and those who have been impacted once are three times more likely to experience a second brain injury. At SureHire, we work with you to navigate the various methods of diagnostic imaging to ensure your employees have access to the correct medical assessments.
Across the country, employers are implementing policies and procedures to improve employee satisfaction and workplace performance. For years, rhetoric has existed in the workplace where employee needs were not openly discussed or measured. Today, however, workplace health and wellness are strongly being considered by employers to assist their teams further and increase the success of their business. At SureHire, we can connect you with our network of Functional Capacity Evaluation providers across Canada, so that you can determine the next steps for you and your employees.
Unfortunately, we frequently come across news reports that detail accidents that occurred within the workplace, many of which due to working within a confined space. Many of these incidents transpire because an individual did not know or recognize the risks associated with entering a confined space for an extended period of time. With so many workers required to complete various tasks and forms of maintenance within confined spaces, educating your team about the risks associated with this line of work must be a priority.
On October 17, 2019, pot-infused edibles, extracts and topicals were made legal nation-wide with the exception of a few provinces. During the first day of legal procurement, Canadians proved that there was a market for these products as inventory sold out within a few hours. Businesses may need to integrate additional testing to ensure employees are fit to work and are not posing any safety risks on their worksites.
Substance abuse in the workplace is, unfortunately, not new. From alcohol consumption on weekends that cause side effects during the workweek, to prescription drugs being improperly used to manage recurring health issues, substance abuse can take many forms. Reasonable Suspicion Training is designed to provide the appropriate training to employers to help determine if there are grounds to test an employee for drug use before safety issues arise.
Mental health is a complex topic, no matter where it may be discussed. While it used to be believed that mental health had no role within the workplace, many companies are starting to recognize that mental illness impacts individuals at home and at work, causing it to fall under their purview.
Sending employees for testing reduces productivity and can be difficult to coordinate due to the abilities of the employee and the resources that are available to them. Therefore On-site and Mobile Occupational Testing through a mobile testing facility are available with your business in mind.
The Canadian government is keeping a close eye on health cases being reported in the United States of individuals developing pneumonia-like illnesses after using vaping products. Approximately two thousand people are ill and thirty-nine people have passed away, causing concerns to be raised about the product and is surmounting impact on the lungs
Resumes, calls, and in-person interviews are the most common way of helping match job candidates with potential employers. Individuals use these opportunities to highlight their skills, showcase their personality, and prove that they are best for the position. Yet, many individuals have been found to falsify their education, experience, and even personal history to become a more attractive candidate. By establishing a strict policy that includes the need for background checks to be obtained, a company and the employees that it hires can establish a clear foundation of trust moving forward.