Each day, more and more employers are turning to Transition2Work to help meet their company’s Return-to-Work challenges. This year alone, more than one thousand new employers will begin utilizing our programs to provide alternative transitional duty.
We’re dedicated to proactive communication, responsive service, and exceeding our client’s expectations every day. It warms our hearts when we receive great feedback from the employers, carriers, injured workers, and nonprofits we serve. With so much growth in the popularity of our programs, we thought it was time to take additional steps to make sure we are providing our clients with every possible resource they need. To serve our customers even better, we have added a Client Services Department.
The Client Services Department is comprised of Client Services Managers, Kristy, Corie, and Debi, and Client Services Representative, Sherri. Each member of the team has been with our company for years, has experience placing injured workers with our nonprofit partners, and is an expert in our services.
Our Vice President of Sales, Kelly Lawless, oversees the team. They serve as the first point of contact to introduce our company’s Return-to-Work services to new clients and provide consultation and support to employers as they implement programs. This team also helps support our existing clients. By working closely with our Account Executives, they build and maintain strong relationships, provide ongoing education and support, and quality assurance. The Client Services Department is available by phone, email, and even online chat to answer any questions or concerns our partners may have. The addition of the department allows us to enhance the already great experience our customers have come to expect. It’s one more way we can assure our partners that we are dedicated to providing outstanding service!
The Transportation & Logistics industry characteristics make it challenging for employers to manage workers’ compensation and disability claims. Many transportation and logistics employers struggle with providing options for modified duty positions on-site. Transitional duty at nonprofits through programs like Transition2Work is a viable solution to this industry’s unique Return-to-Work challenges.
Click here to read our fact sheet about the industry to learn more.
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Do you have any questions for us? We have the answers! Today we’re starting a new monthly series to address the FAQs of transitional duty with nonprofits. In this ongoing series, we will be giving detailed answers to our most frequently asked questions right here on our blog!
Why include transitional duty with nonprofits in a Return To Work program? What types of cases are appropriate? Why pay wages while an injured worker is working off-site? Find the answers to these questions and more!
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Founded in 1995, the Jubilee Center of South Broward focuses on providing service to the poor and homeless. Monday through Friday, the Center’s soup kitchen serves approximately 150 people each day, Monday through Friday, a meal consisting of protein, vegetables, and a beverage.
The Jubilee Center of South Broward also has an Office of Social Services, where trained volunteers provide referrals to government and other agencies. They also provide food bags, hygiene kits, clothing, photo I.D.’s. Legal Aid, Veteran’s Assistance, transportation, assistance in obtaining Florida IDs, and shelter referrals. The Jubilee Center of South Broward considers having a place where people in need can find an understanding friend who cares to be one of the most important aspects of the Office of Social Services!
Our Transition2Work Partnership
ReEmployAbility has placed several injured workers as volunteers at the Jubilee Center of South Broward. One in particular, James, made an amazing impact while volunteering for the Center.
James was assigned to The Jubilee Center as a Center Assistant to prepare meals, sorting and marking donations, and complete work on the computer, and went above and beyond. The Jubliee Center commented on his work ethic saying, “Jim is exceedingly above average in work quality, quantity, and professionalism. He could not be a more valued colleague….Jim continues to excel in every way and deserves any special recognition you offer. He exceeds expectations daily in productivity, quality, and character.”
James’ contribution was appreciated so much that he was recognized for exemplary service by both his employer and the Jubilee Center! The Center honored him as a hero for taking on the challenge of organizing the center’s warehouse and even awarded him Volunteer of the Year. He also received a Community Service award from his employer in January 2015!
We are happy to have a strong partnership with the Jubilee Center of South Broward and hope to send them many more volunteer’s like James.
Return-to-Work through Transition2work® can provide numerous benefits to employers, injured workers, and the community. For employees who participate in transitional duty with a local nonprofit, the experience can boost morale, strengthen community connections, and create a renewed sense of value after an on the job injury.
To date, more than 6,000 injured workers have experienced the value of Transition2Work firsthand. But what do participants think about the experience?
We recently teamed up with our client, AmeriCare Ambulance, to share one injured worker’s perspective on Transition2Work. For this AmeriCare Emergency Medical Technician, a nonprofit assignment with the Arthritis Research Institute provided a positive experience that helped her transition back to work full duty.
Watch the video here! https://youtu.be/j3HWjSi272g
“I’m thrilled that [the injured worker] reported to me that she likes working with the non-profit. I love that we can do this – give back and have our employees being productive. GREAT program!”
Bringing together business and the community to create a positive impact is what we love the most about ReEmployAbility’s Transition2Work program! We are so happy when clients feel the same! Being a volunteer makes a difference in the community as well as yourself… It’s a perfect way to develop a new skill, make social connections, gain a new perspective, and so much more!
“I think the program is an excellent way to help our light duty employees get back into the workforce until they can come back on board with [our company]. ReEmployAbility made it very easy to find and place our workers. You guys did all the heavy lifting. [Our company] looks forward to working with your team in the future as well.”
— Employer client
We know workers’ compensation claims can be complicated, so we’ve created programs and policies that simplify the process to help injured workers return to work quickly. Our programs are designed to comply with state laws regarding return-to-work legislation and make the process easy for the employer. Our staff provides exceptional service, delivering on their commitments and filling a vital role of liaison between adjuster, employer, and injured worker. …We are happy to do the heavy lifting for our clients!
The Palmetto Thrift Store is focused on providing financial assistance to local children with cancer and high-quality service and customer satisfaction to their clientele. The store was formed in 2007 and teamed up with Children’s Chance, an organization in Columbia, South Carolina that helps families dealing with pediatric cancer. The Palmetto Thrift Store donates fifty percent of its profits to Children’s Chance!
Our Transition2Work Partnership
ReEmployAbility has been able to send several volunteers to The Palmetto Thrift store. The volunteers we sent them have made a difference, owners of Palmetto Thrift Store said, “They have done outstanding work and helped us get caught up on things we would have NEVER been able to get caught up on. We hope to continue to have a partnership with ReEmployAbility for a long time.” Our Transition2Work program participants help the thrift store by cleaning and testing appliances/electronics, sorting through donated items, and maintaining the store’s appearance.
We value the partnership we’ve had with The Palmetto Thrift Store for the past year and plan on continuing to send them new volunteers in the future.
Learn more about The Palmetto Thrift Store
If you are attending WCI ’15, you won’t want to miss the activities at the ReEmployAbility booth! Stop by the ReEmployAbility booth — #309 in the main exhibit hall for some exciting opportunities:
- Be transformed into an 80’s style Rock N’ Roll cartoon by a caricature artist — an experienced caricature artist from Cartoon You Caricatures will be available to quickly sketch live digital drawings of booth visitors!
- Register to win a new Bose SoundLink — all visitors can register in our drawing for a chance to win a brand new Bose SoundLink bluetooth speaker system.
- Learn about ReEmployAbility’s specialty Return-to-Work and Vocational Services — for employees with occupational or non-occupational disabilities, offsite transitional duty with nonprofit agencies can be a viable option when your company is unable to accommodate employees’ disabilities onsite. Visit with our team to find out how our services can benefit your Return-to-Work program.
Interested in scheduling a meeting with our team to discuss your Return-to-Work program needs? Contact our Client Services team.
We can’t wait to see you at WCI ’15, August 23 – 26!