The development and utility of an interactive assessment protocol for evaluating company based responses in managing employees on long-term absence

Thorne, Julie M, McAnaney, Donal F, Biggs, Herbert Charles, & Wynne, Richard F (2002) The development and utility of an interactive assessment protocol for evaluating company based responses in managing employees on long-term absence. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 8(1), pp. 50-63.

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This paper presents the results of Phase 3 of The RETURN Project, a European Study which aimed to reduce long term absenteeism in the workplace. Phases 1 and 2 have been described in detail elsewhere. The Study adopted an iterative approach that explored LTA from three different perspectives: the System, the Expert, and the Employer. This paper describes how the outputs of both the System and the Expert phases in combination with other tools focused on Disability Management (DM) were used to generate an interactive multi-jurisdictional assessment protocol tool for evaluating company based responses in managing employees on long term absence. The RETURN Protocol was field tested in different regulatory contexts using a company case approach. Results of the field test carried out in six European comopanies are presented and the future and appropriate use of the protocol tool is discussed.

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ID Code: 21085
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling (AJRC) contains original contributions dealing with a broad range of topics in the rehabilitation and disability fields. Topics include rehabilitation counselling, case management, rehabilitation education, rehabilitation administration, job placement, vocational assessment, psychosocial rehabilitation, independent living, transition planning, supported employment, industrial rehabilitation and disability management. Authors from Australia, New Zealand, Oceania and South-East Asia are particularly encouraged to submit manuscripts. AJRC is a peer-reviewed scientific publication in the multidisciplinary field of rehabilitation and disability. Only original scientific rehabilitation research and development papers (including pilot studies), selected reviews, and special reports are accepted. AJRC welcomes submissions of graduate student research and submissions on new approaches and innovations in the field. AJRC does not publish Letters to the Editor or other submissions of a more journalistic style.
Keywords: Long term absence, Disability management
ISSN: 1323-8922
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Health Policy (160508)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright Australian Academic Press 2002
Copyright Statement: Australian Academic Press adheres to the Open Access (OA) “Green Standard” for author self-archiving which allows journal authors who have published in an Australian Academic Press journal to post the peer-reviewed version of their article prior to typesetting on an online archive, repository, or website.
Deposited On: 09 Aug 2009 23:52
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 18:27

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