Morneau Shepell's AbilitiConnect™ assists organizations in strategically managing absenteeism

Real time access to extensive data analytics is a critical benefit for people leaders and HR resources

TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2016 /CNW/ - Morneau Shepell Inc. (TSX: MSI) today announced the launch of AbilitiConnect™. One of four modules powered by the Abiliti™ absence management platform, AbilitiConnect™ provides a single portal for all stakeholders involved in the absence management process – case managers, people leaders and the absent employee – enabling them to stay connected, and allowing the people leader better resource planning, scheduling, and return to work planning. It also ensures there are no information gaps for HR and people leaders, meaning no more wasted time chasing information.  

"AbilitiConnect enables all parties to stay connected to their absence management programs easily and efficiently," said Zahid Salman, Executive Vice President, Morneau Shepell. "The communication hub that is central to AbilitiConnect provides a live view of all current absences; ensuring HR communities, people leaders, and the employee are connected throughout the process. Most importantly, AbilitiConnect provides an organization with access to more than 5000 data points in real time for a level of self-serve data analysis that is unparalleled in the industry. This turns AbilitiConnect into a strategic tool to combat the challenge of absenteeism."

"Furthermore, AbilitiConnect removes any ambiguity from the absence management process by consolidating all information in one spot," said Lucy Turowicz, Morneau Shepell's National Director of Strategic Operations Initiatives. "Logging in to the secure portal offers authorized individuals real-time access to pertinent information for their respective purposes, depending on their role. For example, people leaders can see immediately who on their team is absent; whether it is a one day absence, a longer term absence related to a short-term disability, or an absence due to a workplace illness or injury. Through a single click they can view current status of any claim, including case manager comments, decision details, current return to work schedule, attached documents and a history of past absences. This adds a real-time, self-serve communication modality on top of the more traditional telephonic and email options. AbilitiConnect ensures every employee matters, every dollar matters, and every absence matters."

AbilitiConnect™ is one of four modules powered by the Abiliti™ absence management platform. The platform is both employed by Morneau Shepell case managers and is also available for clients to license for internal use. In addition to AbilitiConnect™, these modules include AbilitiAlert for absence and workers' compensation incident reporting, AbilitiAbsence™ for tracking casual absenteeism, and AbilitiManage™ for best-in-class case management of occupational and non-occupational claims. Abiliti™ also provides an app that allows employees on disability leave to stay connected with their case managers. Deployed as part of an absence management program, these tools support proven cost reduction and better program outcomes for both occupational and non-occupational disability management.

For more information about the Abiliti™ platform, including AbilitiConnect™, please visit morneaushepell.com.

About Morneau Shepell Inc.

Morneau Shepell is the only human resources consulting and technology company that takes an integrative approach to employee assistance, health, benefits and retirement needs. The Company is the leading provider of employee and family assistance programs, as well as the largest administrator of retirement and benefits plans and the largest provider of integrated absence management solutions in Canada. Through health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions, Morneau Shepell helps clients reduce costs, increase employee productivity and improve their competitive position. Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves approximately 20,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations in North America. With almost 4,000 employees in offices across North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations across Canada, in the United States, and around the globe. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit morneaushepell.com.

SOURCE Morneau Shepell - Absence & Disability Management

For further information: Nathan Gibson, Morneau Shepell, 416.390.2641, ngibson@morneaushepell.com

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