What you should do to prepare for an employee to return to work
If an employee has a long term condition then vocational (work) rehabilitation can help them to return to and remain in work. It is not just about providing appropriate healthcare or treatment. It is about providing workplace interventions that can provide support.
Evidence supports that agreeing temporary adjustments to work activities and patterns can reduce the length of absence and increases return to work rates.
Simple adjustments can often be low in cost but have a big impact.
To find out more about the benefits of vocational rehabilitation, you can download a copy of a review from the
As an employer, this review can help you to understand
If one of your employees has a health condition which is impacting on their work, they could benefit from Working Health Services Scotland.
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As an employer you should consider the following steps as part of the process of supporting an employee
To provide effective support you may need input from professionals.
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