September 05, 2022
Boca Raton, FL — Management commitment, communication and the setting of clear expectations are common elements of successful return-to-work programs for injured employees, according to a new report from the National Council on Compensation Insurance.
NCCI interviewed three employers – a health care system based in Colorado, a school district in Texas, and a construction and transportation infrastructure maintenance company in Alaska – to learn about their experiences with their respective return-to-work program, along with opportunities and challenges each face.
The report synthesizes the perspectives, along with those gathered from previous interviews with insurers, into these attributes of successful RTW programs:
- Management commitment needs to be foundational within the employer’s culture. Communication of this commitment builds trust