New Whitepaper from Presagia: "The Task Bank – Crucial for a Successful Stay at Work/Return to Work Program"
Presagia releases new whitepaper, “The Task Bank – Crucial for a Successful Stay at Work/Return to Work Program.” In this whitepaper, industry experts Robert Hall, Ph.D., CRC, CDMS and Peter Davie, M.S., CRC illuminate an often overlooked yet integral component of Stay at Work/Return to Work programs - the Transitional Task Bank - and offer best-practice advice on the development and use of one.
Employers worldwide utilize Stay at Work/Return to Work programs to keep healthy employees productively engaged in the workplace and to safely expedite the return of injured and ill employees. In doing so, they reduce health costs and lost-time, improve productivity and increase general morale. A key piece of the Stay at Work/Return to Work approach is the use of temporary accommodations to progressively return an injured or ill employee to their regular job or a new one if there has been a permanent change in their functional abilities. Although task matching is a core process of Stay at Work/Return to Work, it presents significant challenges to organizations, including: difficulty finding available jobs, excessive administrative time spent compiling job descriptions on an ad-hoc basis, and limited communication with supervisors responsible for overseeing jobs.
Implementing a Transitional Task Bank directly addresses the challenges outlined above. A best-practice Transitional Task Bank provides organizations a centralized database to upload and manage jobs currently available for temporary accommodation and includes: mechanisms for human resources, supervisors and other stakeholders to easily add and remove jobs; functional requirements built into job descriptions; and a simple search tool to match available temporary accommodations to employees based on their current functional abilities. The Transitional Task Bank is one of those finishing touches that can turn a good Stay at Work/Return to Work program into a great one, increasing the efficiency and ease with which managers can match injured and ill employees to appropriate temporary accommodations.
The best-practices outlined in this whitepaper can be applied to virtually any Stay at Work/Return to Work program to significantly improve overall results. You can download, “The Task Bank – Crucial for a Successful Stay at Work/Return to Work Program”, at www.presagia.com/taskbankwhitepaper_download.html.
You may also be interested in Presagia’s whitepaper, ‘3 Simple Steps to REV UP Your “Stay at Work/Return to Work” Program’, available at http://www.presagia.com/downloads/whitepapers.html
For more than two decades, Presagia has been developing and implementing intelligent health management software solutions to address the health, safety and wellness requirements of employers, healthcare practitioners and athletics organizations worldwide. These solutions streamline information flow and improve communication for more effective management and analysis of key health and wellness information. www.presagia.com