A Useful Guide to Managing Sickness Absence

Author: Janice Lawrence
ISBN: 978-1-906460-49-5


This Useful Guide is aimed at busy line managers who are looking for some practical guidance on how to manage the sickness absence of their staff.

It has been written so that you can choose to read the whole Useful Guide or go straight to a section of particular relevance to you.

This Useful Guide is an ebook for immediate download and is a 58 page pdf file.

What the Useful Guide includes:

  • A key factor in the effective management of sickness absence: Good communication.
  • Notification of sickness absence.
  • Contact during sickness absence.
  • Preparation for the return to work discussion.
  • The return to work discussion.
  • After the return to work.
  • Managing short-term sickness absence.
  • Managing long-term sickness absence.
  • Change to/termination of employment.
  • Good sickness absence records.
  • Making the most of occupational health advice and support.
  • Disability considerations.
  • Advice and tips on how to manage sickness absence.
  • Checklists and other documents you may find helpful to use for your management of sickness absence, either as they are or adapted to meet your particular needs.
  • Exercises you can complete if you wish to check your understanding of this subject area.

  • Upon completion you will be able to:

  • Manage sickness absence professionally.
  • Reduce the amount of time you spend, overall, on managing sickness absence.
  • Feel confident that you are doing exactly what is required if any of your staff are off sick.

  • Want to Know More About Health and Safety?

    If you wish to find out more information about how effective health and safety training and courses can help reduce sickness absence in the workplace, visit www.atcrisk.co.uk.

    About the Author

    Janice Lawrence has been working as a freelance HR Consultant since 2003. She delivers practical solutions which meet the client's specific needs and support the organisation's strategy and culture. She is the also the author of:

  • A Useful Guide to Managing Conduct
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