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The importance of case management in managing intermittent leave

I, along with two other colleagues, gave a presentation on managing intermittent leaves at the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) annual conference last September. The session was packed, and many employers commented that this issue is becoming increasingly important for them to understand and address. Consider a recent Mercer survey that sheds light on why: […]

How to advocate and accommodate

What makes your job in human resources (HR) uniquely rewarding? You have the ability — and the challenge — to advocate for those around you. You’re a champion for your fellow employees. But it’s not always easy to be the advocate you aspire to when you’re juggling a growing list of responsibilities. In our last […]

New year, new approach to accommodations

If you’ve crafted New Year’s resolutions to be a better, bolder version of yourself, we’re challenging you to try doing a little less this year. As an HR manager, you have a full plate of responsibilities. This year, resolve to rely on your disability carrier for a variety of employee accommodation-related tasks to ensure you have the […]

4 tips for boosting employee wellness

Healthy employees can have a measurable, positive impact on productivity and your overall business. A 2009 study in the American Journal of Cardiology found that after a six-month worksite health intervention that included things such as health education, nutrition counseling and physical activity promotion, average employee annual medical claim costs decreased 48 percent for the […]

Absence management: Caring for family, near and far

Life throws us curve balls. They come out of the blue and may take people by complete surprise. Employers realize their employees will need to take care of family issues from time to time, but have you considered how your organization will handle these situations?

Do you know these common vision impairments?

Consider for a moment that you have a stroke and it leads to vision loss. Depending on the location of the stroke, it can result in dim vision, reduced visual field, holes in the vision and the inability to visually comprehend or recognize objects. Adjusting to your normal life would not only be time consuming and difficult, but it likely would take a significant emotional toll. Can you imagine going back to work, much less being productive, after that?

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