Our Back to Work–Reintegration after an absence program is designed to assist people leaders, the employee, and the team in reestablishing relationships and creating a pathway to an improved environment including a successful return for the employee. The program takes a proactive approach to supporting the people leader, the employee, and other team members as the return-to-work date approaches, and preparations are being made.
The program is designed to provide practical tips and tactics on how to support everyone with an employee returning to work, during the initial days of the return and as a continued support depending on the situation. The basis of this program is to re-establish support, trust, and a forward way of thinking. Getting everyone on the same path during all stages of the reintegration is key in order to have a successful return—from the perspective of the individual returning and anyone else impacted by the reintegration.
Program options for organizations include one-on-one coaching—to support the leader and returning employee, as well as facilitated small group sessions that support the entire team in managing their concerns.
Individual and group sessions are:
- Delivered by a skilled professional;
- Highly interactive in nature; and
- Use a combination of group debriefing and semi-structured activities to help the team and leader prepare for the employee’s return.