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“We've Always Done It This Way"

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As a matter of doing business, your day-to-day processes will be used and evaluated to determine what is efficient and creating the outcomes that you expect. Sometimes it takes bravery or extra resources to change course when something doesn’t work, but if it doesn’t work, change will be necessary eventually. Even if a process is working fine, that doesn’t mean you won’t find something that will work even better or perhaps enhance what you already have.

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Job Ready Services - Definitions


It came to our attention recently that we use quite a few acronyms and abbreviations here at Job Ready Services so we thought we would clear up any confusion and spell things out for you. Here is a list of definitions to the terms that we most often use at Job Ready.

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8 Words or Phrases That Should Be Retired From The Workers' Compensation Field

8 Words or Phrases That Should Be Retired From The Workers' Compensation Field
Let’s “voc” (pronounced VOKE) him! – a Vocational Rehabilitation referral is frequently used as the last ditch effort to settle a case if nothing else has worked. Vocational Rehabilitation is not a verb – it is a profession. Before introducing VR, it would be helpful to answer some questions:What efforts have been made to facilitate a RTW with the same employer?Was a job analysis provided to identify job demands?Was a functional assessment used to determine the IW’s (injured worker) true physical capabilities?Was transitional duty available or offered?Once the need for permanent restrictions was anticipated, what services were used to facilitate RTW (e.g., assisting the IW to obtain a high school diploma)?

By using "Vocational Rehabilitation" as a negative service to facilitate something other than assistance for the IW to find appropriate work within their capabilities, this practice is counterproductive at the least.

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