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October 24, 2022
David Reed
global head of talent acquisition
The future of the Great Resignation: weighing labor market trends as 2023 approaches

Is the “great” part of the Great Resignation over? This is one question that is top of mind for human resources (HR) executives as workers continue to hop job opportunities in search of something better. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reporte…

October 24, 2022 by David Reed, global head of talent acquisition
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September 12, 2022
David Kessler, D.C., M.H.A. CHCQM, SVP and medical director, Sedgwick Managed Care Ohio (MCO)
Chiropractic care in workers’ compensation

The Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) recently published the findings of its study on the use of chiropractic care to treat injured workers in the United States suffering from lower back pain. As a chiropractor by training and a longti…

September 12, 2022 by David Kessler, D.C., M.H.A. CHCQM, SVP and medical director, Sedgwick Managed Care Ohio (MCO)
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August 10, 2022
Shane O'Dea
head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
Paving the way for improved recovery and return to work outcomes

When an employee is unable to work due to an illness or injury, early communication is key to improving recovery and return to work outcomes. In fact, research in Australia suggests that when contact is made with an injured worker within the first th…

August 10, 2022 by Shane O'Dea, head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
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August 04, 2022
Adam Morell, JD
assistant vice president, product compliance
The 4 building blocks of a strong return to work program

When an employee is unable to work due to an illness or injury, employers are responsible for creating a safe, supportive environment for them to return to. But it doesn’t have to be an “all or nothing” approach. There are several ways to take care o…

August 04, 2022 by Adam Morell, JD, assistant vice president, product compliance
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July 18, 2022
Katey Bey, global head of total rewards and David Reed, global head of talent acquisition
Rethinking benefits as part of a broader recruitment and retention strategy

Fluctuation in the workforce has prompted employers to invest more resources, think creatively, and refocus on collaboration, communication and support for the needs of employee populations. Pay is still the key differentiator and primary focus for c…

July 18, 2022 by Katey Bey, global head of total rewards and David Reed, global head of talent acquisition
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July 14, 2022
Shane O'Dea
head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
Embracing new dimensions of return to work

Grabbing breakfast on-the-go, rushing to catch public transportation, or getting stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic in order to work the traditional 9-to-5 is no longer the standard for many in the workforce in Australia and around the world. Remote, …

July 14, 2022 by Shane O'Dea, head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
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July 06, 2022
Bridget Caswell, director of product compliance; and Jennifer Dama, operations communications consultant
Making flexible work models work

Necessity has proved to be the mother of invention when it comes to adopting alternative work models. What many employers originally anticipated to be a brief sojourn into flexible work is now going on two-plus years. Despite the lack of strategic pl…

July 06, 2022 by Bridget Caswell, director of product compliance; and Jennifer Dama, operations communications consultant
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April 14, 2022
Lisa Orr
senior human factors consultant
Ergonomics at work: creating a safer environment at home and in the office

The rapid shift to work-from-home arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic meant that many remote work setups were quickly put together without long-term considerations in mind. Given that two years have passed since the start of the pandemic, now i…

April 14, 2022 by Lisa Orr, senior human factors consultant
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April 13, 2022
Bryon Bass, SVP, workforce absence, and Max Koonce, chief claims officer
Long COVID cases in the workforce — and what employers should be doing about it

Long COVID is an umbrella term for cases in which people experience symptoms related to COVID-19 long after the standard expected recovery period. According to the World Health Organization definition, symptoms “generally have an impact on everyday f…

April 13, 2022 by Bryon Bass, SVP, workforce absence, and Max Koonce, chief claims officer
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November 15, 2018
Bill Zachry, Senior Fellow, Sedgwick Institute
Peer Dialogues: Establishing effective settlement authority strategies

That magic moment . . . no, we aren’t launching a new dating site. What we’re talking about is that specific point in time when a claim could and should have been settled and for some reason, often one beyond the control of the examiner, it wasn’t. …

November 15, 2018 by Bill Zachry, Senior Fellow, Sedgwick Institute
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July 06, 2018
Desiree Tolbert
AVP, National Technical Compliance-Workers’ Compensation
Maine employers do not have to pay for medical marijuana

On June 14, 2018, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court issued a much-anticipated ruling in Gaetan H. Bourgoin v. Twin Rivers Paper Company, LLC, et al that reversed an order requiring an injured employee to be reimbursed for the cost of medical marijuana…

July 06, 2018 by Desiree Tolbert, AVP, National Technical Compliance-Workers’ Compensation
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April 20, 2017
Dave North
executive chairman
RIMS 2017: Welcome to the Wellness ZENter

I have been coming to RIMS for over 20 years and it never grows old. I remain as excited this year as I did the first time I attended. Again I can say rapid changes are happening in our industry, especially in the area of technology. At Sedgwick…

April 20, 2017 by Dave North, executive chairman
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March 25, 2016
Scott Rogers
Chief client officer
The advocacy advantage

Workers’ compensation is complex, process-intensive and sometimes confusing -- as we in the industry know. When an injured employee who is unfamiliar with it attempts to navigate the system, the complexities can be daunting, sometimes leading to fr…

March 25, 2016 by Scott Rogers, Chief client officer
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October 27, 2015
Jonathan Mast, Director Social Media
The strength of disabilities in the workplace

More is better, right? Why settle for 72 ounces of ketchup at the big-box store when you can get 84? But what about an extra chromosome? When you get an extra copy of the 21st chromosome, the world calls that Down syndrome and labels you with a dis…

October 27, 2015 by Jonathan Mast, Director Social Media
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