Exciting things have been happening at ReEmployAbility!
Our company has recently witnessed explosive growth, much of which has been fueled by the high demand for our Return-to-Work program, Transition2Work. The program matches injured workers to temporary modified duty work assignments at local nonprofit organizations when the pre-injury employer is unable to accommodate the worker’s restrictions onsite. By partnering business with community, we’ve exceeded our company goals, helped thousands of injured workers safely return to work faster, saved our insurance and employer clients millions in workers’ compensation claims costs, and provided volunteers to our nonprofit partner organizations across the United States.
We set new sales and claims volume records in 2013 and have continued to experience phenomenal growth during the first half of 2014. Some of our accomplishments throughout 2013-14 include:
- In 2013, claim referral volume nearly doubled over 2012 referral activity, increasing by more than 80% overall and by over 95% for Transition2Work!
- 2013 was a record-setting year for Transition2Work, with seven months setting all time high claim referral volume records. We’re continuing to set new records in 2014 and we’re on target to grow by at least 50%.
- New client accounts grew 37% year-over-year from fiscal year 2010 to 2013. We increased our client roster by 50% during 2013, and formed new return-to-work program partnerships with major clients such as Waste Management Inc. and ABM Industries.
- Our Company now contracts with three of North America’s top five insurance carriers, as ranked by direct written 2013 premiums by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
- Our ever-expanding nationwide nonprofit network has now surpassed 20,000 partners across the U.S. To date, Transition2Work has provided over 400,000 volunteer hours to local nonprofit organizations!
With this unprecedented growth, we’ve made some big changes at ReEmployAbility:
- In early February of this year we relocated our corporate headquarters to a new, larger 5,000 square-foot facility in Tampa, Florida.
- To manage the incredible Transition2Work program growth, we have increased our staffing levels by over two-thirds since 2011. Most of the new staff members are part of our team of Placement Coordinators who match injured workers restrictions with appropriate nonprofit work assignments and deliver the friendly and responsive service our clients have come to expect.
- We’ve added new leadership to accommodate our growing organization. Long-time Account Executive Kelly Lawless was promoted to Vice President of Sales, we recruited Rebecca Dearth as Director of Marketing, and added Arthur Freemon to manage information technology and data analysis. Former Transition2Work Supervisor, Brenda Lovely was promoted to Manager and now oversees our Transition2Work and Administrative team with the assistance of newly appointed Supervisor, Lindsey Pittard.
- We created a new sales and client service role to provide consultation and support to clients throughout Transition2Work implementation. Kristy Needham and Corie Wider were promoted to this role as Customer Relationship Managers.
“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”
— Benjamin Franklin
It’s humbling to reflect on how much we have achieved in just a few short years with our Transition2Work program. Since its inception in 2007, Transition2Work has managed to achieve fantastic results and we know the best is yet to come. ReEmployAbility is on track for another year of record setting in 2014, and, by bringing business and the community together, we’ll continue to achieve win-win outcomes far into the future.