Nobody says running a business was easy. From managing your employees (and contractors) to ensure your workplace is safe and compliant with all the necessary regulations, not to mention keeping a good eye on your finances, there are many moving parts to running a successful company.
However, one aspect of running a business that is often always overlooked, and yet essential, is injury management and return to work. Any business with employees is required to have an injury management system in place as well as an effective return to work program.
What is an Injury Management System and Return to Work Program?
An injury management system and a return to work program are the same. It is a requirement for all businesses, and it is designed to help injured workers make an early (and safe) return back into the workplace.
The system requires three entities to run smoothly. The first is the employer (your company), the second is a medical management team, and finally, the third is the insurer. All three parties must work together to ensure that employees are quickly reintegrated back into the workforce as soon as they are medically fit.
Benefits of Implementing an Injury Management System in Your Organisation
There are several benefits to implementing an injury management system in your organisation. Examples of these include:
- The Ability to Retain Experienced Workers: The strength of any company lies in its workforce. Therefore, it is essential to do everything possible to keep highly motivated, top-performing employees in your company for as long as possible. Implementing an injury management system ensures that workers are quickly treated and integrated back into your workforce.
- The Opportunity to Reduce Expenses: One of the secrets to growing any businesses is to reduce costs and increase profit. While it might seem like spending to take care of an injured employee is expensive, it is a cost-saving measure in the long term. This is because implementing an injury management system eliminates the need to hire and train a new employee as a replacement for the injured one. Additionally, it reduces the chances of paying high compensations costs to the injured worker.
- It Helps Build Better Employee Relations: Employee-loyalty is quickly becoming outdated with more and more workers embracing the freelancing model. Unlike decades ago when companies expect employees to start and end their careers at their organisation, things are much different now. Implementing an injury management system in your organisation enables you to demonstrate to your employees that you can care about their welfare, thus eliciting loyalty from them.
Implementing an injury management system is no longer hard. This is because Beakon’s Injury Management System and Return to Work Module can be used to create, store and track all Workers Compensation information. It should be noted that this software could also be integrated with our Incident Reporting system, thus allowing companies to consolidate all documentation in a secure and confidential platform. You can grab a free trial here to see how this software can be quickly deployed across your organisation.