HR Academy Course #2: What's Holding You Back? - Overcoming Transitional Return to Work Program Development Challenges

HR professionals spend a great deal of time on leave management, but how smooth is transition back to work at your company? Transitional Return to Work design and development is not a one-size-fits-all, as there are unique challenges based on organizational structure, industry, culture and employee workforce.

Join us for an interactive presentation where participants will have the ability to use practical strategies, and then use as takeaways to address common barriers and pitfalls across many industries. Participants will learn about the power of partnership — how and why with it, you can prevent unintended behaviors. In addition, participants will learn how to overcome the challenges of inconsistent accommodations between occupational and non-occupational programs as it relates to funding charge-back and productivity deficiencies in their organization — reducing the organization’s exposure to federal and state compliance issues. As you anticipate key initiatives for your company, don’t overlook this important program.

Featured Presenter:

Tori Weeks, CEAS
Regional Director, Health & Productivity Analytics and Consulting Practice Prudential

Tori Weeks joined Prudential’s Health and Productivity Team (HPAC) in Scottsdale, Arizona, supporting the West and Central Premier Region. Tori’s background in Human Resources with The Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the country, is an asset to Prudential’s customers in the role of Director, Health and Productivity.
Tori works alongside Prudential’s customers HR teams to help with all aspects of lost time and absence management (data gathering, lost time trend analysis, industry benchmarking and overall ongoing plan management, measurement and return to work/stay at work development).

Weeks directed the Integrated Absence Management & Vocational Services and Unemployment Program for The Ohio State University’s Office of Human Resources. She has more than 20+ years’ experience in benefits services, including retirement, executive compensation, deferred compensation, workers’ compensation, family and medical leave, disability management, and unemployment benefits.


Approved for 2 HRCI general credits. The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.
Approved for 2 SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Professional Development Credits (PDCs). MMA is recognized by SHRM to offer PDCs for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.
Development Credits (PDCs). MMA is recognized by SHRM to offer PDCs for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.