Workplace Tools

Workplace Possibilities coordinators: your behind-the-scenes helpers

We often talk about our Workplace Possibilities program consultants who provide stay-at-work and return-to-work intervention for employees in need of assistance. These consultants are on the front lines with your HR team, assisting in making workplace accommodations a reality so employees can stay productive at work, or return to work as soon as medically able. […]

Ergonomic pens: a small tool that can make a big impact

The ultimate goal of any accommodation is to give people back their sense of autonomy, to remove obstacles and help them reach their full potential. As we frequently discuss, this goal often can be achieved through accommodations. Sometimes, these accommodations are straightforward and small; sometimes they are larger in scale and include assistive equipment — […]

Why it’s important to shift your thinking when accommodating employees

As a former HR manager, I know the internal struggle you may often face when an employee experiences a medical condition at work. Because of your training, you’re hyper-focused on treating employees equally. From hiring practices to benefits administration, you know the parameters and federal rules that have been established to ensure your organization isn’t […]

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 […]

Considerations for your biometric health screening

If you want to reduce costs associated with your employees’ health care, where do you start? Companywide health screenings can be a great way to better understand the needs of your employees and arm them with information they need to lead healthier lives. In turn, this can result in more productive employees and potential cost […]

How to get employees’ attention during enrollment season

Enrollment season is upon us, and there’s no better time to ensure your employees understand their coverage options and unique needs. This is especially true when it comes to disability insurance.

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