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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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They Withdrew the Job Offer for What?

They Withdrew the Job Offer for What?

The WorkSTEPS test is an objective assessment tool; either a candidate can perform the job safely or they cannot, or they have a medical condition that makes them at imminent risk if placed. However, there are other reasons a candidate may receive a less-than-flattering report that results in the employer rescinding a job offer. These include Uncooperative Attitude and Falsification or Withholding of Information.

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