Absence Management Perspectives

A DMEC Podcast

Welcome to Absence Management Perspectives: A DMEC Podcast. This resource, available on all podcast channels, features short conversations with “the people behind the processes” and offers insights and best practices on absence and disability management trends and topics.

Listen in on our latest discussion and look for new episodes every few weeks. We’ll feature industry experts, hands-on practitioners, DMEC staff and volunteers, and more! We also invite you to share feedback and suggest topics — contact Heather Grimshaw at hgrimshaw@dmec.org. And don’t forget to share this resource with colleagues across the industry!

Latest Episodes
“There’s never been a more compelling business case for investing in mental health than there is now,” says Bryon Bass, CLMS, CEO, DMEC. Hear Bass discuss takeaways from the 2024 ... Read More
Nora Burns, founder and chief curiosity officer of The Leadership Experts, shares findings from her Undercover Candidate research, some of which she describes as horrifying! Listen in to hear this ... Read More
Does your organization consider leave as an event or a part of the employment process? Your answer might determine more than you think! Listen in as DMEC education team experts ... Read More
Confused about paid family and medical leave (PFML) terminology? Learn about the evolution of PFML and get tips on how employers can set realistic expectations with private-sector employees in states ... Read More
Employers can create mentally healthy workplaces. One key component is talking with employees about potential solutions to help reduce workload or stress instead of acting independently to protect them; actions that ... Read More
It is increasingly important for employers to participate in policy conversations about state paid family and medical leave implementation to ensure their voices are heard, says Tracy Marshall, BSN, RN, ... Read More
Unanswered questions and confusion about restricted duty (who is eligible, when should it be recommended, and what an employer’s responsibilities are) can delay an employee’s return to work, says Tracie ... Read More
Strong absence and disability management processes empower employers and help support employees during emotional times, explains Rachel Shaw, president/principal consultant, Shaw HR Consulting. Data can provide a life vest during ... Read More
Listen in as DMEC subject matter experts share takeaways and favorite moments from the 2023 DMEC Annual Conference. From inspiring keynote speakers to breaking news about psychedelic drugs to treat ... Read More
How will an increasing number of paid family and medical leave (PFML), which vary by state, influence the future of employee benefits? Listen in to this episode with Terri L. ... Read More
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