We support you in

Converting absenteeism to Attendance Ability Inclusion Retention

What we do

Return to work

Case management of return to work planning activities to help you to prepare for the return of your absent employee in a safe, timely and sustainable manner.

Stay at work

Assistance for when your employees are still in work (Presenteeism) but at risk of an absence. We will explore early interventions to support employees to stay at work.

Training & events

Bespoke training to meet your specific organisational needs or attendance at your events to meet your employees, answer questions, deepen connections and build trust for service provision.

Why Connect4Work?

Connect4Work adopts a bio-psychosocial approach to return to work planning, differing from conventional medical models of recovery. Our process is collaborative, requiring input from both employer and employee to identify barriers and actions to remove or reduce their impact to enable a safe, timely and sustainable return to work.

Our unique Connect4Work approach delivers the following for your team and business:

Minimise duration of disruption to the business

Maximum ease for the employer - collaborative approach

Reduce cost and duration of absence

Minimise risk of repeated absences

Achieve increased rates of employee attendance

Boost productivity and engagement

Promote understanding of disability, mental health and wellbeing

Enables organisation to be employers of choice

Enable improved accessibility and inclusion for all employees

why connect4

We are committed

When you call, you will be listened to, we will work with both you and your employee to identify a solution to work for both of you. Our goal is to provide proactive strategies that make you an employer of choice.

Have a question for Mary?

When can an absent employee be referred for return to work planning?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions. 

The direct answer is, we suggest that once an employee has been absent for three weeks and it is looking likely that they will not return on the fourth week (it is at this point they are considered long term sick) that an employee can be referred to Connect4Work for assistance.

The in-direct answer is, that as soon as you find yourself asking any of these questions about an absent employee, it is time to reach out for some support:

  • What if I do/say the wrong thing?
  • I don’t know what the next steps are.
  • I don’t want to seem insensitive
  • I want to help, but just don’t know how
  • The team is being affected 

I love to hear from employers like you. I like to listen to your current challenges and if I can help, I will. 

Ask me anything!