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
Season 2
Supporting mental health and wellness is a priority for employers that are seeing an increase in people dying from “diseases of despair.” Dr. Dan Jolivet, a psychologist and workplace possibilities ... Read More
Terri Rhodes, CEO of DMEC, discusses findings and trends illustrated by the 11th Annual DMEC Employer Leave Management Survey with Karen English, senior vice president of Spring Consulting, an Alera ... Read More
While there’s a common belief that electronic performance monitoring (EPM) can improve productivity, this podcast provides a human resources perspective on the technology while weighing its benefits and detriments. EPM ... Read More
Listen in as Erin Ludy, director of absence management for Mercyhealth, shares the impressive work that earned her the DMEC Emerging Leader Award in 2021, the value of acknowledging the ... Read More
In this episode you’ll get insights about intersectionality, a valuable tool that helps absence management professionals guide employees with disabilities through the return-to-work process. Pilar Vélez, a DMEC member and ... Read More
The first episode of “Absence Management Perspectives: A DMEC Podcast” offers insights into how absence management professionals have kept pace with high demand for Americans with Disabilities Act accommodation requests ... Read More
Season 1