Managing sickness absence

Returning to work after time off can sometimes be difficult. By managing absence effectively, and keeping in contact, your employees should understand what is expected from them and be more likely to return to work sooner.

  • Occupational health support

    There will be certain circumstances where you may need the help of occupational health services before your employee is able to return to work. How can occupational health support a return…

  • Understanding the fit note

    Introduced in April 2010 the fit note (or Statement of Fitness for Work) is the form issued by Doctors to people when they are ill or injured. The fit note, which…

  • Developing a return to work plan

    Returning to work after time off can be difficult, so once reasonable adjustments have been identified and you’ve all the advice that you need, you should begin to develop a…

  • Keeping in contact with your employees

    If a member of your staff is off work, it’s important to keep in touch with them to help them stay motivated and return to work quicker. You can keep…

  • Recording and tracking work absence

    Before you start reporting and recording sickness absence, you should have a clearly defined attendance management policy that has been developed in partnership with your employees and their representatives. As…


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