Supporting Employees When They Return to Work

An employee working with a vocational coach at a workstation.

We Prioritize Well-being to Make Their Return a Success 

Return to work is more important than ever in today’s workplace. Labor shortages, rising mental health awareness, and the lingering effects of the pandemic – underscore the importance of a smooth return to work for employers who emphasize well-being, retention, and engagement.

New York Life Group Benefits Solutions is an active partner in helping employees return to productivity with consultative guidance, certified coaches, and clinical resources to help employees returning from long-term disability. 

Despite available resources, returning from a leave of absence remains challenging. Focusing on employee well-being – both physical and mental – is key to a sustainable return to work. Disabling conditions cause stress and uncertainty. Comprehensive support can alleviate this anxiety and ease the transition.


Key Strategies for Success

Manager Support and Positive Culture: Training programs for managers should emphasize communication and support during employee absences. Fostering a culture of engagement keeps employees connected and committed.

Enhancing Self-Efficacy: Vocational coaches and rehabilitation specialists offer employees guidance and motivational support to explore creative pathways back to health and work.

Promoting Physical Well-being: Encouraging exercise through on-site gym facilities or fitness activities improves employee well-being.

Multifaceted Solutions for Disabling Conditions: Offer mental health support through employee assistance programs, flexible work arrangements, and transitional work programs for a smooth reintegration.

By prioritizing employee well-being and implementing these strategies, employers can create a successful return-to-work environment that benefits both employees and the company. Read more about our return-to-work capabilities

New York Life Group Benefit Solutions products and services are provided by Life Insurance Company of North America, New York Life Group Insurance Company of NY and New York Life Insurance and Annuity Corporation, subsidiaries of New York Life Insurance Company.

Life Insurance Company of North America is not licensed in New York and does not conduct insurance business in New York.