4 Key Benefits of Return-to-Work Programs for Employers

When an employee experiences an occupational illness or injury, their eventual return to the workplace can create numerous challenges.

That’s why it’s vital to have a return-to-work program. These programs allow staff who have been away from work to successfully reintegrate back into their role.

Such programs may entail having an employee return to work with shortened hours, lighter workloads or modified tasks as they continue to recover.

While return-to-work programs are intended to help staff ease back into the workforce, these programs can also provide the following benefits to employers.

  1. Increased retention – These programs help retain valued staff and reduce the risk of turnover by allowing employees to return to work as soon as they’re able.
  2. Reduced costs – Such programs can also cut workers’ compensation costs by having employees gradually start working again and collect less disability benefits.
  3. Higher productivity – Having experienced staff to return to work – even with reduced hours or workloads – can boost productivity more than hiring replacements.
  4. Improved morale – Implementing a return-to-work program shows employees that you value their recovery and well-being, fostering a positive working culture.

For more information on creating a successful return-to-work program, contact us today.