When an injured employee reaches Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI), it is important to offer alternative solutions, especially if the MMI results determine the employee cannot return to their previous occupation. For some people, not being able to return to their previous field leaves them feeling lost and tossed aside in this new demanding and technologically-savvy job market.
In May, 2010, ReEmployAbility was asked to assist, “Joe,” a Georgia local with a second-grade education and 22 years of experience as an electrician, to find a new profession. After falling on a jobsite and incurring a slew of injuries, Joe was restricted to no overhead or heavy lifting. Once his physician determined he could physically no longer be an electrician, ReEmployAbility decided the very first step to employment would be for Joe to get his GED. ReEmployAbility located an education center 9 miles from his home, and coordinated his enrollment in free GED and computer classes.
Joe approached the idea of the classes with a positive attitude and attended with great enthusiasm and motivation. In just a few short months, Joe is well on his way to obtaining his GED and now has useful knowledge of computers. By attending these classes, he has not only increased his employability and wage potential, but Joe has also improved his self esteem and remained positively productive during a traumatic time.
ReEmployAbility’s goal is to reintroduce injured workers to a positive and successful employment experience. Like any other major life event, attitude plays a major role in the production or destruction in a person’s reemployment process. When met with the power of a positive and motivated attitude, ReEmployAbility programs, assessments, and services are the only tool you need to improve your client’s employment potential.
For more information on ReEmployAbility services, visit www.reemployability.com, or call (866) 663-9880.