Managing sickness absence

Managing sickness absence

Employee sickness absence can have a significant impact on businesses – performance, productivity, workload and morale. Managing sickness absence requires sensitivity and flexibility to handle individual circumstances.

To enable Managers to deal effectively with both short- and long-term absence, there are a number of areas to be aware of including maintenance of accurate sickness records, holding return to work interviews and understanding reasonable adjustments. This should be underpinned with a clear policy for awareness of the expected standards and procedure.

If you would like assistance with management of sickness absence including advice on individual cases, contact lynne@agilehrconsulting.com to find out how we can help you. 

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