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Building your Return to Work Toolkit, Step 2

As we continue the discussion on building your Return to Work Toolkit, it is important to recognize that employers should have different return to work strategies built into their workers’ compensation program. We’ve reviewed modified duty positions, now let’s talk about Transitional Work as a return to work option. Transitional Work is a tool available for employers Read More

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Terminations: Building a Solid Foundation

There is always a danger when terminating an employee, especially if he/she is on medical leave, filed a workers’ compensation claim or is pregnant. Another area of concern is that an employee might file a complaint that the employer violated their rights under FMLA, ADA and last, but not least, discrimination and harassment. So how Read More

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Tech Tools to Help You be More Productive

Do you ever feel like there are never enough hours in the workday? Often times it’s easy to take on a little too much, leaving you overwhelmed and overworked. You know what they say, work smarter not harder. That’s why we wanted to share this list of software programs that can help you be more Read More

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Did You Just Hire a Job Hopper?

Every employer wants to retain good employees. Finding new employees is expensive, and when employees leave, there’s not only the time that needs to be spent to find a replacement, but also the lost productivity of a vacant position. You can protect yourself by asking the right questions during the interview process. First, while you’re Read More

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Transitional Work Program: Thinking Outside the Box

According to the National Council on Compensation Insurance, indemnity payments have risen over the period of 2002 to 2011. With  continuing increases in workers’ compensation costs, companies are faced with developing creative strategies to reduce costs of work-related employee injuries. One strategy to consider is a Transitional Work Program (TWP), designed to get injured employees Read More

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Five Reasons You Should Encourage Your Employees to Use All Their Vacation Time

Your most dedicated, valuable employees are those that do NOT use all their vacation time, right? Perhaps not. What’s worse is that it’s possible you are losing productivity and employee satisfaction by allowing employees to skip their vacations. Right Management surveyed 763 workers throughout North America via an online poll that ran from November 16 Read More

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Missions Matter and a Clear Mission Can Improve Job Satisfaction

Finding a great employee is just the first step. Once you find your best employees, the greater challenge becomes keeping them happy. Compensation and benefits are certainly helpful, but job satisfaction goes beyond these perks. For employees to be satisfied with their job, they need to find some sort of pleasure in what they do. Read More

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Breakrooms Boost Productivity. No, Really!

Staples Advantage recently released a study reporting that 70 percent of surveyed managers believe that their workers are more productive currently than they were five years ago. While improved technology may come as no surprise as to why we’ve seen this increase, the study revealed that improved breaks and telecommuting also play a significant role. Read More

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Why Hold Weekly Meetings With Injured Employees?

Every injured employee on transitional duty should meet WEEKLY with the Transitional Work (TW) Coordinator, if your company has one, or the person in charge of the injured worker’s return to work.  There are many benefits to weekly meetings.  Among them are:  It keeps employees in the loop at the workplace. This keeps them mentally Read More

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Always Waking Up Tired? Sleep Apnea Could be The Culprit

At Sheakley we recognize that a tired employee is more likely to be a victim of an injury in the workplace. Lack of sleep can lead to accidents and lack of attention to safety procedures. “Sleep apnea is defined as the cessation of breathing during sleep. Apnea specialists generally agree that there are three different Read More