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Research reveals top ten supervisor skills for RTW

RTWMatters team

Honesty, respect for privacy, job knowledge and tough love all make the list of supervisor skills that promote return to work, as rated by rehabilitation professionals. What tops it?

Why do some supervisors manage work absence and return to work better than others? Can supervisors be taught to do better, or do personal attributes account for differences in performance? Australian researchers decided to answer these question by talking to supervisors who handle a lot of compensable claims for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and mental health conditions (MHCs), and asking them about the knowledge, skills and personal ch...

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