Individuals with depression miss an average of 4.8 workdays and suffer 11.5 days of reduced productivity in a given three-month period.1 It’s no surprise that mental health issues are a growing concern for employers. Employers know they should be having proactive discussions with their employees and want to find the right solutions, but many don’t […]
As a former labor and delivery nurse, Alison Daily has a strong connection to children. That’s why she’s so passionate about the Southwest Community Health Center, an organization that delivers primary care to the underserved population in the Portland area.
Alison brings that same passion to her job with Workplace Possibilities at The Standard. She oversees the clinical and return-to-work staff and works closely with The Standard’s medical director, physician staff and consultants.
Alison earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. She also holds a bachelor of arts in psychology and management from Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, Calif. She still maintains her Oregon nursing license.
When Alison is not at work, she’s busy knitting her family wool socks (they have drawers full!) or brainstorming her latest home remodeling project.
Posts by Alison Daily
Compliance regulations have been developed to keep employees safe and their information private. However, these important regulations can have an unfortunate side effect for HR and managers — fear. This fear often leads employers to think they aren’t supposed to know the details about an employee’s condition, or that knowing certain things will cause them […]
Employees working through medical conditions can cost employers in terms of lost productivity and reduced output. Being aware of the conditions that may be causing presenteeism is the first step to helping them stay healthy and productive. But here’s the hard part — the condition may not be all that noticeable. Maybe the employee is […]
Back pain is not like a common cold. When you get the sniffles, you drink plenty of fluids, take some medicine and, before too much time passes, you’re back to feeling well again. With low-back pain, there’s a wide range of experiences — from physical therapy and education all the way up to surgeries and […]
We talk a lot about the importance of return-to-work and stay-at-work services on our blog. With the possible recent changes to your health care coverage, programs that help prevent and manage employee absence are becoming increasingly important to employers. That’s because a robust return-to-work and stay-at-work program can help curb the number and reduce the duration of disability leaves.
Health care costs are rising. How can you reallocate costs while still attracting and retaining top talent with a strong benefits package? Some employers are shifting traditional employer-paid benefits — including long-term disability (LTD) insurance — to employees as voluntary coverage.