AI Outperforms Humans in Identifying Strokes

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May 26, 2023 from Medscape   A new study demonstrates that an artificial intelligence (AI) technology outperforms human call takers in identifying stroke victims from calls to the emergency services.   The AI model had a greater positive predictive value—a measure of the percentage of anticipated positive cases that are actually positive—than the human phone […]

Large Employers Requiring Return to Work

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May 6, 2023 from CBC News   There are numerous indications that the economy is recovering from the epidemic, including a robust employment market and the World Health Organisation officially reducing COVID-19’s position as a global health emergency.   However, the best example may be in Canada’s empty downtown center with the sight of millions […]

Employers Struggling with Return-to-Office Mandates

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May 25, 2023 from HRD   According to recent research, employers all over the world are losing workers as a result of requiring individuals to return to the office. Unispace, a strategy, design, and construction company, reported that more than seven in ten organizations globally claim to have required office returns, and 50% of the […]

What Employers Should Know About Mental Health Accommodations

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May 10, 2023 from HR Reporter   The field of psychiatry has recognized two new mental health disorders: prolonged grief disorder and unspecified mood disorder. These additions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) have implications for employers, as they need to consider these new definitions when accommodating employees.   However, employers […]

Ontario Court Reverses $249K Judgment Denying Worker’s LTD Benefits

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May 25, 2023 from Benefits Canada   A $248,931 judgement against an employer who refused to pay long-term disability payments to a worker was overturned by the Ontario Court of Appeal due to the trial judge’s incorrect interpretation of the eligibility criteria.   The employer, Stahle Construction Inc., was represented by Justin Heimpel, a partner […]