Employee Return to Work Checklist: 
A Step-by-Step Guide for Healthcare HR Teams  

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Leave management in healthcare organizations has unique challenges, including strict staffing guidelines, replacement worker management, fitness for duty requirements, and much more. In our recent forecast survey, 55% of healthcare HR teams reported an increase in leave requests in 2023. 

More employees going on leave means more employees returning to work. Combined with unprecedented challenges in recruitment and retention, it's more critical than ever for HR teams to review, improve, and streamline their return-to-work processes. A comprehensive return-to-work program can also have other benefits, including:

  • Improved employee experience, satisfaction, and retention
  • Ensuring compliance with laws and regulations 
  • Saving on recruitment and replacement worker costs  
  • Avoiding complaints and lawsuits
Improving your return-to-work program can take time and effort, but once the process is in place, organizations start to see benefits right away. Our in-house compliance experts have helped some of the largest healthcare organizations in the United States improve their return to work processes. We have captured these best practices in a free, step-by-step Healthcare Employee Return to Work Checklist that you can use to begin improving your program today.

Download the Checklist