Research Updates

Measuring employer and employee efforts toward RTW

Dr Mary Wyatt

Researchers suggest shifting from a straightforward evaluation of capacity and duties to more personal factors such as the relationship between the employee and the employer.

Return-to-work effort sufficiency (RTW-ES) is a measure used in the Netherlands. Individuals who have applied for disability benefits go through a review process as part of their application. Effort sufficiency is an assessment of the endeavours undertaken by both the employee and the employer. For example, has the employer provided appropriate modified duties? Has the employee accepted what is deemed to be a medically suitable job? Has re...

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