This session will briefly consider whether work is good for our health and wellbeing, and the context of moving from sickness certification to using the “Fit note” in the UK, as part of a movement to get more people back to work.
When considering investments, organizational outcomes include a broad array of dimensions, including healthcare cost and outcomes, workforce performance, safety, work quality, and employee engagement.
This session will provide a framework for a broader organizational approach to workforce health, well-being and performance, including a structured metrics framework for evaluation of business impact of specific program interventions.
In this webinar Dr. Karin Maiwald presents a study into the managers’ (frontline managers, supervisors) experiences with return-to-work policy in a Canadian setting. This is published in a public-access article in WORK (Epub, open access).
Disability Management, the policy in organizations which is directed at workers with health-related problems and work incapacities is presently oriented towards early interventions (RTW policy).
Research has shown that significant others (spouses/partners/relatives) are important influences in the course of, and recovery from persistent musculoskeletal pain. Despite this evidence, significant others are rarely included in an individual’s formal treatment or rehabilitation plans, and further research examining how significant others could support self-management and work participation for patients with persistent musculoskeletal pain is needed.