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Articles by Sally Roberts

Sabbatical Programs Aid Work-Life Balance

January 27, 2009
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Sabbatical programs can help employees rejuvenate as well as serve as an alternative to layoffs.
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Sabbaticals Seen as Alternative to Job Cuts

January 26, 2009
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Experts say that by placing employees on extended unpaid leave rather than severing ties with them completely, employers can reduce their payroll costs and keep employees connected to the company and bring them back on board when the economy permits.
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Approaches that Sped Workers’ Return to Work

January 9, 2009
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Employees out on short-term disability are likely to miss less work and have a higher return-to-work rate when their employers have integrated medical and disability programs, two studies have found.
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Pushing for an Integrated Approach to Employee Health

January 9, 2009
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Disability and medical programs that are integrated have been shown to result in shorter-duration leaves, quicker return-to-work rates and fewer employees on short-term disability moving to long-term disability.
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Vendor Administration Approaches Have Advantages, Disadvantages

January 9, 2009
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Several health insurers recently launched integrated offerings, often partnering with other vendors, to give employers a single-source solution. While that can be more cost-effective and seamless, experts say, but a single vendor may not excel in each of the various programs.
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