return to work

Success story: cancer is no match for a team return-to-work effort

There are those exceptional employees whose dedication to your organization is unwavering, no matter what personal challenges they face. Even in the midst of a life-threatening illness like cancer, these individuals will do whatever it takes to remain productive in their roles. But that doesn’t mean they can do it on their own. Assessing the […]

Supporting an employee seeking substance abuse treatment

I have written recently about two difficult and complicated issues facing employers today: alcohol and opioid abuse. The hope is that increased awareness of the issues involved when an employee struggles with substance abuse will increase the chances that he or she can receive treatment and successfully return to their job and a healthy, more […]

Success story: Support during an employee’s time to grieve

The death of a spouse or partner can be more debilitating than any physical condition. Many of us cannot even imagine how we would resume our daily lives after suffering such a significant loss. Understandably, individuals who lose a spouse often succumb to depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other behavioral health conditions. In these […]

Success story: When multiple health conditions delay recovery

Did you know that depression is two to three times more prevalent in individuals with physical disorders?1 If an employee has a serious physical illness or injury, he or she may be at risk for comorbidity, the presence of dual health conditions. As we’ve previously noted, the stress of a personal trauma or health condition […]

Success story: a tailored plan for an employee with cancer

No two employees are the same. The same can be said about cancer diagnoses. For employees fighting cancer, the accommodations and support each employee may need will vary greatly based on his or her unique medical condition, treatment plan and numerous other factors. That’s why Workplace Possibilities℠ consultants carefully evaluate each employee’s individual situation before […]

Making the case for return-to-work support

It’s easy to focus on how a specific piece of equipment or a schedule modification can help make a difference for an employee who may need assistive support in the workplace. But, when looking at disability duration — or the amount of time an employee is out of work because of his or her disabling […]

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