Successfully Managing Sickness Absence

Where: Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM1 (UK).
Date: 17 November 2015
Time: 10:00 -  16:30
 Orgaised by VST
Event description:

A very practical 'How to' Guide for successfully managing both long and short term sickness absence with a HR expert


Many organisations worry about tackling sickness absence.  This workshop guides you through the requirements and will help you to successfully manage difficult and sensitive problems that can arise in this area.  It is packed with lots of real life examples as well as covering the relevant law.  


We'll cover: 

  • How to support your staff when genuinely ill
  • What to do if you suspect an employee is malingering
  • What is an unacceptable sickness absence rate
  • When can someone be dismissed for being persistently sick on occasional days
  • How to appropriately manage disability related sickness
  • How to approach long term sickness
  • What 1 key, quick and simple action you can take to dramatically reduce sickness absence rates
  • How much sickness absence should be paid at above Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
  • Contractual vs discretionary Occupational Sick Pay 
  • Contacting staff during sickness absence 
  • How to tackle sickness absence that occurs when a disciplinary matter is raised
  • How ill employees can be supported and assisted to return to work
  • The use of Occupational Health services 
  • Common pitfalls and expensive mistakes to avoid


Benefits to you 
Sickness absence has a huge impact on the individuals concerned, their team members and the organisation.  This workshop will assist an organisation to successfully manage this sensitive area and achieve the right balance across all affected parties.