Will employer policies be 'fit' to run alongside new sick notes system?
- Track C5: Workshop: Evaluation of return-to-work interventions for sickness absentees: alternatives to randomized controlled studies. // European Journal of Public Health;Feb2006 Supplement 1, Vol. 16, p57
The section presents several studies on return-to-work interventions for sickness absentees. An investigation on how selection for an intervention by the occupational physician influences the return to work rate of sickness absentees is presented. Moreover, an extensive health and psychosocial...
- RTW myths can hurt employers, impair employees' recovery. // Occupational Health Management;Apr2007, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p37
Some misconceptions about return to work (RTW) plans can negatively affect their benefit and should be avoided: â€¢ Always set an expected end date for any RTW plan. Communicate with the treating physician about expectations and details of the employee's job duties as necessary. â€¢...
- Most common sickness absence strategies. Paterson, Jennifer // Employee Benefits;7/3/2013, p2
The article discusses the survey on the most common sickness absence strategies which revealed that 81% of the respondents referred return-to-work interviews as the most common sickness absence strategy.
- A step-by-step route to full role recovery. Anstis, Laurie // Employers Law;Jul/Aug2013, p18
The article offers step-by-step instructions for implementing a phased return to work after employees' long-term sickness absence.
- Effectiveness of an exposure-based return-to-work program for workers on sick leave due to common mental disorders: a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Noordik, Erik; van der Klink, Jac J.; Geskus, Ronald B.; de Boer, Michiel R.; van Dijk, Frank J. H.; Nieuwenhuijsen, Karen // Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health;Mar2013, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p144
Objectives In case of long-term sick leave, gradually increasing workload appears to be an effective component of work-directed interventions to reduce sick leave due to common mental disorders (CMD). CMD are defined as stress-related, adjustment, anxiety, or depressive disorders. We developed...
- Workersâ€™ Beliefs and Expectations Affect Return to Work Over 12 Months. Heymans, Martijn W.; De Vet, Henrica C. W.; Knol, Dirk L.; Bongers, Paulien M.; Koes, Bart W.; Van Mechelen, Willem // Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation;Dec2006, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p685
Background: Successful management of workers on sick leave due to low back pain depends on the identification by the occupational physician of modifiable prognostic factors in the early phase of sick-leave. The prognostic value of factors which influence the course of low back pain and return to...
- Institutional Response to Challenges Faced by Workers in Balancing Work and Family Responsibilities in a Zimbabwean University. Mubanga, Ruth; Nyanhete, Tatenda Charlotte // Public Administration Research;Nov2013, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p201
The aim of the paper was to establish the University's responsiveness to challenges workers faced in trying to balance work and family responsibilities. A sample of fifty (50) non-teaching members of staff was selected from a population of 487. Interviews, questionnaires and review of secondary...
- LEGAL UPDATE: EMPLOYMENT LAW. // FM World;3/27/2014, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p35
The article updates to the employment law changes of Great Britain starting April 6, 2014 including the right to request flexible working which will be extended to all employees, the increase of the statutory sick pay to Â£87.55 a week and the financial penalties on employers.
- Offer flex schedules to low-wage workers, too. // HR Specialist: Compensation & Benefits;Apr2010, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p1
The article discusses the new study of Corporate Voices for Working Families regarding flexibility for low-wage earners which shows that if the low-wage workers are instituted with flexible hours they can build a better teamwork. It also found that low-wage employees value being able to take...