Webinar Recording: The Building Blocks of Absence Management – Keys to Developing a Successful RTW Program

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At any one time, 4% to 10% of an employer’s workforce is not actively at work for various reasons, and employers are challenged with managing absences. A robust return-to-work (RTW) strategy is key to managing lost time, but still presents challenges to employers of all shapes and sizes. Challenges include determining when to begin communicating with an employee about RTW, determining who should handle the RTW process, and coordinating with various departments in an organization. One thing is certain — implementing a formal return-to-work program can help curb disability durations and other costs associated with absence while coordinating with the ADA process.

In this webinar, learn how your organization, no matter the size, can shift its focus to implement successful return-to-work strategies.


  • Marcy Ledford, CRC, Workforce Solutions
  • Terri Hardiman, MS, VRC, Sr. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Unum


This webinar qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 CLMS, 1 CPDM, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. If you are interested in receiving continuing education credit for the recorded webinar, you will need to watch the full webinar, and then download your certificate of attendance from the “Webinar Recording and Continuing Education” tab.

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If you are not a DMEC member, we encourage you to join. DMEC members have access to white papers, case studies, @Work magazine articles, free webinars, legislative updates, and much more. These resources will assist you in building an effective and compliant integrated absence management program, saving you time, resources, and money. Learn more.

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