Margaret Spence will Present Workers Comp Program at 2012 SHRM National Conference in Atlanta

Author and National Speaker, Margaret Spence will present “I’ve Fallen & I Won’t Get Up – 10 Strategies to Effectively Manage Workers Comp Injuries at the 2012 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) National Conference in Atlanta.
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Margaret Spence
 
April 25, 2012 - PRLog -- In the current economic climate the one workplace demographic that is often over looked – injured employees. Even the most effective safety programs cannot prevent employees from having injuries. When the employee says “Ouch I’m Injured” Human Resource Professionals must have a strategic plan that goes beyond filling out the Notice of Injury Form. Margaret says, “Knowing how to skillfully navigate the workers compensation system is crucial to limiting your company’s exposure to litigation and getting injured employees to return to their pre-injury job.”

Margaret session: I’ve Fallen and I Won’t Get Up – 10 Strategic Policies to Effectively Manage Workers Comp Injuries. Monday, June 25th at 4:00 pm – Click here to view the session details on SHRM Conference website: http://annual.shrm.org/sessionplanner/session/1536

Spence’s session offers a rare opportunity for HR Professional and Managers to gain the insight they need to effectively manage injured employees. She will provide attendees with tips and tools to develop or update their workers compensation policies and return to work procedures, with a keen focus on injury management best practices that balance business demands against legal compliance. She adds, “It is imperative that HR Professionals understand the link between workers compensation injuries and employment litigation.” There is a direct connection between workers comp injuries and the ADA, most HR professionals fail to connect the dots until the simple injury becomes the next EEOC case.

Spence is a highly rated speaker who has presented nationally to groups in business, education, government and non-profit organization. Her speaking invitations include keynotes at 2011 Manasota Diversity Conference, 2012 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo, 2009, 2010, 2011 – Florida Workers Comp Conference, 2010 HR Florida Conference, CIDRAP Working with H1N1 Conference, CPCU Society Annual Conference and many more. Visit her website for complete list: http://margaretspence.com  - Margaret will also be a presenter at the 2012 HR Florida Conference in Orlando in August.

Her compelling message – employers must be willing to see the employees’ ability after they are injured on the job and make every effort to keep the employee working. Margaret takes a normally boring subject – workers compensation, and turns it into an inspirational message that galvanizes employers to take control of their injury management program. Margaret firmly believes that the cost of injuries can be controlled if employers view workers compensation as a business unit within their organizational structure. Workers Comp is not boring in fact it's filled with great stories and teachable moments.

Margaret Spence is the author of numerous magazine articles including the cover story on National Underwriters – Everybody Hates Workers Compensation. HR Florida cover story – Dear Injury Employee We Would Like you to Return to Work Tomorrow and Risk Management Quarterly Cover story: Can Injured Employee Return to Work Successfully? Margaret is the editor of the award winning blog: www.WorkersCompGazette.com  - Join her on Twitter - @MargaretSpence and @WorkCompGazette or Join the Return to Work Resources Group on LinkedIn

About Margaret Spence:

Margaret Spence is the President/CEO of Douglas Claims & Risk Consultants, Inc. and WorkCompSeminars.com. The core foundation of her company is a commitment to helping employers implement proactive workers compensation and integrated disability management policies, that retains or returns ill, injured and disabled employees to the workforce. Margaret is an expert at showing companies how to navigate the often complex workers compensation system and create polices that link HR best practices with prudent injury management strategies.

Margaret is the author of, From Workers Comp Claimant to Valued Employee, published in 2008 and her new book, The HR Managers Survival Guide to Workers Compensation Injury Management will be published this spring. She has written extensively for many business publications on return to work implementation, worksite wellness, post-disability inclusion and she is a national speaker on workers compensation and mentoring women to entrepreneurial leadership. Her blog the WorkersCompGazette.com was awarded the 2010 - Top 25 Workers Compensation Blog by LexisNexis. Margaret was a three year member of SHRM’s Special Expertise Panel on Employee Health, Safety & Security and she is the two term VP of Professional Development for the Greater Miami SHRM Chapter.

About SHRM:

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. www.shrm.org
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