Return to Work Meetings
approach for Disability Management Consultants, and Senior Managers
to best assist the Organization, Supervisors, Employees and Union
Representatives in successfully transitioning Employees back to work
from STD, LTD, particularly with stress medical leaves.
This type of
meeting process is an excellent tool to your already existing
occupational health and organizational systems.
A Return to Work
Facilitator works with the Disability Management Consultant, Human
Resources Manager, Operational Manager and Employee. The meeting is
facilitated or at times mediated between the Employee and Manager in
a very respectful manner, with a focus on exploring practical health
and business strategies in having the individual successfully return
to work in a way that is of value to the Organization and the
Employee, as well as creatively working through any workplace issues
that may be a barrier.
Our approach to
facilitated/mediated "return to work" meetings is very professional
and respectful for all parties involved and the information shared.
We are experienced with conflict resolution and mediation. We are in
a position to work as a neutral and objective third party directly
with the organization, its representatives, employees, managers and
unions to identify the employee's and management's needs, potential
barriers, facilitate creative options and to help develop a plan
that will result in durable and lasting solution. These types of
meetings are particularly valuable when conflicts are present or,
when a neutral third party could increase the possibilities of
accommodation options that would meet the best interests of the
employee and the organization.
Result: Reduced disability and
operational costs, earlier more efficient way for employees to
return to work, more accountability and clear expectations for
employees and supervisors using a respectful facilitated/mediated
Client Feedback: I
have been very pleased with both the approach and the results