Workplace Tools

Ten years of making Workplace Possibilities a reality

Ten years ago, we recognized a need to help people get back to work and increase their productivity. We had an idea to further develop our relationships with our customers, by understanding their cultures and internal processes, and build a program that supported each customer and their employees. This led to the creation of the […]

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 […]

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