Introducing a new, improved Transition2Work assignment follow-up process
We recently made a significant change to the way we manage our Transition2Work participants during their assignments. The updated process is an improvement to the way we interact with our nonprofit partners and the injured workers in our assignments, and it’s making an important impact on our results!
More contact with the injured worker
Now, on the first day of the nonprofit assignment, our Placement Coordinator calls and speaks with both the employee (where allowable based on jurisdictional guidelines) and the nonprofit supervisor to confirm participation, answer any questions, and discuss the time tracking process. At the end of week one, the Placement Coordinator follows up with the employee and nonprofit supervisor to ensure everything is continuing to go well. After the first week, our Transition2Work Administrators begin conducting biweekly follow-ups. For the first six weeks of the assignment, they speak with the nonprofit supervisor and injured worker. Thereafter, they continue to get feedback from the nonprofit supervisor and periodically (at unannounced times) speak with the injured worker as well.
More successful nonprofit assignments
This new follow-up process benefits everyone involved! Since implementing these changes, we have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our team and partners. The new process reinforces a connection to the employee, improving communication, and helping to ensure the employee fully understands the details of their participation in our Transition2Work program. With improved communication, injured workers are better able to follow through with their responsibilities and continue participating in the program.
Most importantly, by improving communication and providing this enhanced level of service, we are able to give our clients peace of mind that their employees are safely participating in the program so they can return to work as quickly as possible!
Expect The Unexpected: An injured worker’s Transition2Work assignment leads to an unexpected opportunityBy Rebecca Dearth | December 10, 2015
Sometimes unexpected opportunities arise while an injured worker participates in ReEmployAbility’s Transition2Work program. Recently Jeramie Stubbs, an injured worker who volunteers with the Assisted Rides Program through Transition2Work, had the unique chance to meet the governor of South Carolina.
After a work-related injury, Jeramie’s employer placed him in ReEmployAbility’s Transition2Work program to provide modified duty at a nonprofit agency while he heals. Our team secured a placement for him with Assisted Rides Program in Georgetown, South Carolina. The Assisted Rides Program works to fill the transportation gap currently faced by disabled individuals 21 and older and senior individuals 60 and up. The program helps enhance quality of life of individuals by providing non-emergency rides to doctor’s offices, grocery stores, pharmacies, human service agencies, social activities, and more!
While volunteering at the Assisted Rides Program Jeramie has assisted with volunteer paperwork, helped to train volunteers on safety, as well as help to recruit new volunteers. Volunteering has provided Jeramie the chance to improve the lives of others, and also benefited him personally. Jeramie, a HVAC Helper by trade, says about his experience in the program, “It’s really helped me with my communication skills; speaking out in public to large groups, I’ve overcome my shyness. I really enjoy teaching people about the (Assisted Rides) program and people appreciate what I’m saying.” He has immensely enjoyed being part of the program and respects what the nonprofit organization is doing for the local community. Being involved in ReEmployAbility’s Transistion2Work program has been a hands on learning experience for Jeramie.
After the recent flood that devastated many cities in South Carolina, the Assisted Rides Program attended an event to help those in need of assistance. The governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, came to assist and to thank everyone for their effort in helping the community recover. She stopped by the Assisted Rides Program’s table and personally thanked Jeramie for all he has done to help people after the flood.
The Assisted Rides Program’s Mobility Manager, Trina Carson, also appreciates everything Jeramie has done to help the program, “He has promoted it in the community, getting more volunteers and has been a great ambassadors for the program, doing presentations about it in the community. It’s a tremendous help having him come in every day.” The program would not exist without the hard work dedicated volunteers like him.
Through Transition2Work, Jeramie has had a positive experience, improving his skills, and been able to make a significant impact in his community while volunteering for the Assisted Rides Program!
ReEmployAbility is now offering an innovative new service enhancement to Transition2Work clients!
Now, employers utilizing Transition2Work for off-site modified duty for their employees’ can choose to utilize a new Electronic Time Tracking option to track their employees’ time while in the program. In lieu of paper time sheets, Electronic Time Tracking allows injured employees to clock in and out for each shift by calling a toll free number from the nonprofit agency’s landline telephone. Employers are able to receive immediate online access to employee time records via a secure login, providing accurate and timely records of each employee’s activity during the Transition2Work nonprofit assignment.
Electronic Time Tracking is simple and easy to use! ReEmployAbility sets up online access and provides step-by-step instructions to access each employees’ time records. The injured worker receives easy to follow instructions for utilizing the telephonic time tracking system. At the beginning of each shift, the injured worker will use the nonprofit agency’s landline business telephone to call the designated toll free number and follow the system prompts to enter a unique access code, job code, and an activity code. Employers have real-time online access to each employee’s time records 24/7 with the ability to add text or email alerts.
The Electronic Time Tracking option provides many benefits to clients: It gives clients assurance by utilizing caller ID and voice verification technology to validate an employees’ location while working off-site at a nonprofit agency; real-time access to time records allows for instant visibility of each employee’s participation in the assignment; and employers receive reliable tracking of employee time on demand so payroll deadlines are easily met.
Interested in using Electronic Time Tracking for your program participants?
Signing up for Electronic Time Tracking easy! Contact one of our Client Services Manager’s by calling toll free (866) 663-9880 or emailing ClientServicesTeam@reemployability.com.
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Max’s job performance has been beyond outstanding. His initiative and motivation have more than exceeded standards; they have been inspirational. Max took the lead on the [Non-Profit] Home Fire Prevention Campaign in this area. He is personally responsible for scheduling, coordinating, and installing smoke alarms in the homes of 49 local families. In less than one month, Max has helped more people than our combined effort for last year’s campaign. He deserves special recognition.
—Volunteer Coordinator, Humanitarian Organization
The impact that volunteers in our Transition2Work program have on their local community is truly amazing! Our philosophy is based on a strong belief in creating ‘win-win’ outcomes – combining benefits for companies, employees, and communities for real, positive impact. Exceptional Transition2Work participants like Max embody that philosophy and their hard work to exceed expectations is inspirational!
World Kindness Day celebrates good deeds in the community and the positive impact created by kindness. Volunteering at a local nonprofit is a perfect way to help people within the community. Through our Transition2Work program, ReEmployAbility is able to place volunteers in non-profits organizations all over the United States. We find volunteering opportunities in large non-profits like Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society, and small non-profits like your local library or food pantry. Non-profit organizations always need volunteers to make a difference in the community! Participate in World Kindness Day by going out and volunteering at a non-profit organization in your community!
Need inspiration for other ways you can participate in World Kindness Day?
The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation can help! Visit their website for ways you can help the community or make someone’s day!
The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.
— Jeff Miller
Today we honor the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Veterans Day was made into a holiday after the end of World War I. We observe Veterans Day with a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery today at 11:00AM. During the ceremony, a color guard salutes and the President of the United States places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, followed by a Parade of Flags. The ceremony shows respect for soldiers who have put their lives on the line, protecting our freedom and safety. Veterans Day is an important day, not only for active and retired military members, but for their friends and family members as well.
Remember to be thankful for those who have served, not just today, but everyday.
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ReEmployAbility’s co-founder, Debra Livingston, recently participated in the Team NPF walk here in Tampa, Florida! The walk took place at Al Lopez park and raised $22,000 for the National Psoriasis Foundation (NFP). The funds raised will help the organization to promote efforts to find a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and to assist in providing information and services for those who suffer with these conditions.
The National Psoriasis Foundation is headquartered in the USA and is the world’s largest nonprofit organization serving people with psoriasis and psoriasis arthritis. NPF provides information and services to help people take control of their condition, while supporting research to find a cure. In addition to serving more than 2.1 million people annually through patient and professional health education and advocacy initiatives, the Psoriasis Foundation has funded more than $11.2 million in psoriatic disease research grants and fellowships.
If you are interested in visit their website to learn how you can get involved!
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Lindsey has been with ReEmployAbility for the past 3 years! He started out with us as a Placement Coordinator and is currently the Transition2Work Supervisor. As the supervisor of our Transition2Work team, he offers guidance and direction to a team of 18 Placement Coordinators who locate assignments for injured workers at nonprofits, making sure the program runs smoothly.
He grew up in a of family musicians and learned to play the guitar and bass at a young age. He was involved in his family’s band for several years before joining Victims of Circumstance, a SKA/Punk band here in Tampa, Florida. Each member of Victims of Circumstance brings their own eclectic influence to the bands music, but collectively they have been influenced by bands like The Mighty Mighty Basstones, Less than Jake, Rancid, and No Doubt. Recently, they have completed their third European tour, playing at venues anywhere from Ireland to Poland.
Lindsey has been an important part of the team here at ReEmployAbility! On behalf of everyone here, thank you for everything you do for us!
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The American Cancer Society was originally founded in 1913 by physicians and businessmen in New York City. Since then, the organization has provided research grants to 47 Nobel Laureate researchers and now serves one million callers every year through its National Cancer Information Center.
Our Transition2Work Partnership
Since 2010, ReEmployAbility’s Transition2Work program has placed over 100 volunteers at American Cancer Society locations! Volunteers help the fight to end cancer by answering the phone, mailing out information about The American Cancer Society and other basic office duties.
The American Cancer Society has played a major role over the years in educating the public about cancer and working towards finding a cure. Our volunteers have been able to donate hundreds of hours. We are proud to support The American Cancer Society, helping to make a difference in such a meaningful cause.
Learn More About The American Cancer Society
Interested in volunteering at your local American Cancer Society? Visit their website to find out how you can get involved!
We are excited about the upcoming National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo!
If you are attending NWCDC 15′ in Vegas this year, be sure to stop by the ReEmployAbility booth — #315 in the main exhibit hall — to learn about ReEmployAbility’s specialty Return-to-Work Services. For employees with occupational or non-occupational disabilities, offsite transitional duty with a nonprofit agency 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.
The National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference (NWCDC) has workers’ compensation and disability management training available, attracting thousands of industry professionals each year.
Interested in scheduling a meeting with our team to discuss your Return-to-Work program needs? Contact our Client Services team.
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