Developing a more productive workforce
No employer is exempt from the many health-related issues that threaten productivity. Few, however, may be fully aware of the impact of worker absences on their bottom line. Some studies suggest that lost productivity is behind as much as 80 percent of a company's health-related costs.
Those problems needn't seem insurmountable. Community Health Network's Absence Management Program can assess and manage the costs and personnel issues that come with family medical leave, short- and long-term disability, and workers' compensation.
Services to help employer and employee
Through Community's Absence Management Program, you work with an experienced occupational health nurse who can talk with your employees' physicians, gather and track information, meet with employees, and advise you about how to more appropriately manage employees on leave and control costs—often with dramatic results.
Your registered nurse can tailor Community's services to meet your specific needs, ranging from a few hours of telephone consultation to part- or full-time onsite staff dedicated to your facility. Regardless of the level of coverage you choose, you can find real benefits from any and all of your professional nursing team's services:
- Assist in determining your company's costs of absenteeism and identifying priorities and patterns to address.
- Assure management of disability, FMLA and worker's comp absences within legal and regulatory guidelines.
- Review each case's medical and work history for appropriate or inappropriate use of leave policies.
- Discuss patient limitations and abilities with his or her physician—achieving access not possible for HR representatives.
- Work with physicians for appropriate management and education of employee.
- Recommend new jobs or job restrictions to help employees back to work.
- Identify better health management or work scenarios to help employees use abilities and get back to a maximum level of productivity.
- Facilitate moves to disability or retirement when appropriate.
- Identify common health risks and implement screening and education to minimize risks.
For more information
If you would like more information about Community's Absence Management Program or other occupational health services, contact us for a free initial consultation. Don't let unnecessary absences force you to miss out on a profitable, productive workforce.