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Connect4Work | Return to work

Connect4Work has been introduced in the past by a colleague “as being the kind of service he wished he had known about in a previous job”.

At Connect4Work, we provide an exceptional service offering customized workplace solutions to increase employee retention by reducing absenteeism through safe, timely and sustainable stay-at-work and return-to-work planning.

We are committed to supporting organizations transform their traditional approach to absenteeism by focusing more on promoting attendance, ability and retention.

Absence management


The trouble with an illness or an injury is that it is usually unexpected, uncontrolled, unexplained, or unpredictable – but always unwanted. Connect4Work, as your business partner, can make a real difference in the management of absenteeism and employees.

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What does that mean for you as an employer?

Connect4Work works closely with you, the employer, acting as the central point of contact for all parties involved. Whether it is exploring early interventions or planning a return to work, our focus is solutions based, saving you time and money.

A positive outcome is an employee either avoiding an absence or returning at the right time, with the right support to stay at work, saving you time and money.

Why do you need Connect4Work?

The longer a person is away from work the less likely they are to return. This is not a healthy situation for an organization or its employees. Instead, consider this, work is good for an individual’s health, well-being and financial position; and healthy employees are good for business.

Absence is the main cause of lost time and decreased productivity in business. To avoid this, return to work planning should start as early as possible, keeping the employee engaged, connected and focused on returning to work.

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did you know?

Research shows the longer the absence, the harder it is for them to return. In fact, after 6 months 50% of absent employees do not return to work and this increases to 80% after 12 months.
Think of the difference it would make to your organization if you could avoid this.

Connect4Work, an accredited service an has adopted an internationally successful Case Management Model of work retention. Working off the premise – early intervention is key to a successful, early and safe return – our service is flexible and responsive to the needs of your organization with positive outcomes.

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In Canada the disability management programmes were estimated to reduce long-term absence rates by up to 60% and disability costs by between 30-50%.

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In the UK there was a difference of 10 days between employees returning to work with supports than those without supports (that is two weeks salary!)

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The Netherlands conducted a cost-benefit study on the rehabilitation of people with stroke, heart failure, or chronic pain estimated an average cost-benefit ratio of over 4:1,

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Sweden, the return on Investment for vocational rehabilitation (supported return to work planning) was estimated to be 10 to 1.

Connect4Work will enable your organization to achieve increased attendance rates by focusing on employee wellbeing and ability. We work in close collaboration with you and your employees toward a supported return to work after an absence that is safe, timely, and sustainable.

What's next for Connect4work?

  • Do you have an integrated absence/retention management strategy in place?
  • If so, does it include a formal return to work plan (RTWP)?
  • Is it overseen by a certified disability management specialist who has the work experience and educational background to handle a variety of issues that may arise in the workplace?
  • Is there a joint effort across your organization in monitoring and maintaining an absence/retention management program?
  • Do you know what is your annual absenteeism rate?
  • Do you track a cost/benefit analysis of having an absence retention strategy in place?

Would you like to be able to answer YES
to all of these questions?

What Our Customers Says

These  testimonials are being pulled from Google and LinkedIn.



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