Workers’ Comp 3.0: The Paradigm Shift From Understanding Risk to Defining Strategy
Today’s risk management professional is under increasing pressure to deliver innovative solutions on time and under budget; meeting this goal requires targeted measures that leverage technology, data, and strategy. To truly retool workers’ compensation, you must be willing to question what you know or what you assume about your people, process, and program.
Strategic results demand that we connect the organization’s value to your employees’ value proposition. Instilling value demands true leadership. Value only survives if employees are engaged and leaders are focused on injury prevention. But more than that, it requires organizations to value their employees enough to make safety the heart of their competitive advantage. Bottom-line, strategy requires, no it demands, leadership.
This keynote presentation is focused on shifting the way we think about workers’ compensation, injury management, return to work and connecting value with outcome.
The critical question for attendees is: Does the internal workers’ compensation ecosystem create the desired outcome?
This workers’ compensation keynote presentation will integrate strategies that produce proven results for leading-edge employers. The future of every organization hinges on their ability to effectively manage risk – this presentation challenges attendees to move beyond creating strategy to agile deployment of a results driven plan.
Changing the Paradigm – From Workers’ Comp Claimant to Valued Employee
Can Injured Employees Return to Work Successfully
The answer is yes, done right return to work programs benefit the employee and the employer. The reality for stakeholders, everyone is not sold on this argument, employers are balancing the economic benefits of transitional duty programs against the argument that these programs are ineffective. There are those who question why we need a “special” program to help injured employees return to work. The challenge, how do we continue to champion the return to work cause?
The future of every organization hinges on their ability to effectively manage workers’ compensation injuries. This keynote presentation challenges leaders and stakeholders to create viable and agile strategies for retaining injured employees.
To create a shift in the paradigm and a singular focus, stakeholders must also be willing to answer three fundamental questions:
• Is the employee a valued member or your team or does the employees’ value proposition change after they have an injury?
• Can we see the employees’ ability to do the job or are we stuck on the list of inabilities assigned by their doctor?
• Do we have the vision to create and maintain a proactive road map that facilitates injured employees returning to work as productive members of our team?
This keynote will ignite you to view injured employee through the prism of “Ability” versus the shaded lenses of “Disability.”
Workshops – Breakout Sessions
Everybody Hates Workers’ Comp
10 Strategies to Manage Injuries from the HR Desk
Building a successful injury management program for your organization can be challenging, even daunting and when you combine ADA, FMLA and Job Accommodation with the Workers’ Compensation exposure – you have the recipe for a legal disaster. HR professionals must recognize that workers’ compensation is the gateway to employment litigation. This program is designed to provide HR Professional and Managers with the insight they need to effectively manage injured employees. We will review Best Practices, cost cutting strategies, employment policies that conflict with workers’ compensation benefits.
Attendees will learn how to: implement proactive policies that allow effective management of injured employees; safe guard their organization against employee fraud; avoid legal pitfalls and return injured employee to work quickly and in a productive capacity.
The Key Takeaway: We will evaluate how light duty return to work restrictions creates ADA compliance challenges. We will provide attendees with ten specific policies that must be in place before injuries happen and seven strategic areas that must be linked with HR compliance to avoid protracted spin-off litigation.
From Zero to Hero:
Creating a Value Based Integrated Disability Model
Return to work is local and global, every employer has to navigate the “Please Come Back to Work” process at some point. Our session aims to provide attendees with evidence-based skills and strategies to improve compliance, engage employees in their own recovery and eliminate the resistance to rejoining the workforce after an injury. Can you predict outcome and return to work compliance – effectively? Can you integrate all of your leave policies while maintain a proactive workers comp return to work program? What does integrated disability really mean? How do you connect value and outcome to decrease the cost of disability to your organization? Through real-world examples, we will share best practices for building an effective integrated disability program.
This session will change your view of return to work and disability management. Our experience tells us that getting employees back to work has nothing to do with filling out paperwork and everything to do with engagement and motivation, coupled with skillful navigation of your state laws.