This year unfortunately santa didn’t come and sit. We didn’t do the community house thing because of covert concerns and so my seven-year-old says if i don’t tell santa what i want for christmas how is he going to know? Great question. If i don’t tell santa what he want for christmas if i can’t sit on his lap and tell him how is he going to know? How is that expectation going to be set? How is that plan going to be put into motion?
This got me thinking about this idea of job descriptions of return to work of planning if we don’t have a plan in place for how this is going to happen how is it going to happen successfully? Here’s what i want you to do from a planning standpoint: both from hiring and return to work you need to have these job descriptions. It sounds so simple but most companies do this very very poorly very very poorly very very poorly as far as their job descriptions. Here’s what you need you need the functions and this needs to be relatively detailed you need that the tasks of actually what happens and i think most importantly as far as we’re concerned in in return to work and in workers comp the physical demands and this could also include the essential and non-essential functions and if you know anything about the ADA that’s where these phraseology and terminology starts to come into play. Essential and non-essential functions. If you don’t tell santa what you want for christmas, how is santa going to know if you don’t have the job description screening the functions? The tasks and the physical demands? How do you know if your employees can do them successfully or not very simple tasks sometimes you know kids bring to mind and bring to light some very simple questions philosophies and concepts that are extremely valuable and this is one of them so i hope you get a chance i hope your kids get a chance to talk to santa. We’ll plan something out over here in the next couple of weeks but more importantly, from a workers’ comp perspective, i hope you can put this put this idea into practice and start to see the results. Again, my name is Michael Stack and i’m the CEO of Amaxx and remember your work today and workers compensation can have a dramatic impact on your company’s bottom line but it will have a dramatic impact on someone’s life. So be great.
Author Michael Stack, CEO Amaxx LLC. He is an expert in workers’ compensation cost containment systems and helps employers reduce their workers’ comp costs by 20% to 50%. He works as a consultant to large and mid-market clients, is a co-author of Your Ultimate Guide To Mastering Workers Comp Costs, a comprehensive step-by-step manual of cost containment strategies based on hands-on field experience, and is the founder & lead trainer of Amaxx Workers’ Comp Training Center, which offers the Certified Master of Workers’ Compensation national designation.
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