Do you have an employee who is on long term sickness absence? How about an employee who just keeps taking odd days off here and there?
What is managing sickness absence?
We all get sick once in a while. On average, people in the UK take 4-5 days off work per year due to being ill, so if you think about this in relation to how many staff you have at your workplace, you could find a couple of employees taking sick leave every month.
It is important for an organisation to manage employee absence as failing to do so can lead to spiralling problems, especially if you allow some of the workforce to get away with high levels of absence. Before you know it, you will have more staff members thinking it is acceptable to take unauthorised time off. Therefore, it is imperative that this is correctly managed.
Morover, it’s important that you have a clearly communicated sickness absence policy in place so that your employees know what is expected of them if they do need to take some time off.
For example, who do they need to inform and at what time, do they need to call or will a text/email suffice, will they be expected to complete a return to work interview when they’re back in?
These are all questions that you need to address in your policy in order to properly manage sickness absence.
What does our Managing Sickness and Absence in the Workplace Training offer?
Our HR consultants know just how stressful it can be to lose a member of staff even if it is only for a day or two, and when it comes to sickness, the unpredictable nature of it can have a major effect on productivity and meeting deadlines.
We ensure that our workplace training course is extensive and comprehensive in its teaching of carefully and compliantly managing sickness absence by providing you with essential knowledge to tackle both long term and short term absence.
During this managing sickness absence training course, you will learn:
- How to manage short-term absence
- The Bradford Factor
- How to manage patterns
Course duration: 1/2 day
For more information about our Managing Sickness and Absence in the Workplace Training, please contact us.
To find out more about this course, please call us on 0845 2626 260.