The Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) and Unum are partnering for the 14th year to deliver six Virtual Education Forums in 2014 on disability and absence management.
Kristin Tugman, assistant vice president of Unum’s Health and Productivity team, led the first session in February — “The psychology of return to work”. Tugman demonstrated the influences employers can have on their employees’ readiness to begin the return-to-work process. Tugman also discussed how the consequences of return to work and absence from work often influence an employee’s behavior. Kristin was joined by Michelle Martin, director of HR Specialty Services at CBS Corporation.
Unum has been offering online educational forums with DMEC since 2002. These sessions offer participants the opportunity to share first-hand knowledge and experience in developing and implementing a successful disability and absence management program.The second session of the year is Tuesday, April 15, and will focus on the unique motivating factors among the different generations in the workforce. There will be a particular emphasis on Gen Y and their absence patterns, as well as suggestions for maximizing their engagement and productivity. “The multigenerational workforce: The puzzle that is the Generation Y” will be hosted by Heidi Bimrose, Health and Productivity consultant at Unum. Heidi will be joined by a panel of employers who will share their Gen Y experiences.
We’ll provide more details as these get closer, but additional webinars this year include:
There is no charge to DMEC members. If you are not a DMEC member, contact your Unum National Client Group representative for information about accessing the session at no charge, compliments of Unum.
Participants in the DMEC-Unum programs receive one CE credit for certain disability management professional designations.For more information and to register for a session, please visit the DMEC website.