Seminar: The A-Z of Sickness and Absence Management2.04.2013
What’s the right solution when a member of staff is regularly absent from work or is away for a long period? Absence can be very expensive and choosing the correct intervention can make a major difference to morale and a successful outcome.
There was a good turnout and excellent feedback for this free seminar on 19 March, where expert advice was given on proactive and sustainable ways to manage sickness absence.
The speakers explained best practice in respect of documentation and procedures and how to actively and positively manage getting people back to work. In a lively discussion, scenarios such as pregnancy, disability, reasonable adjustments and holiday pay were discussed. There was also advice on how to manage longer absences and how proceed when it becomes necessary to consider dismissal or ill health retirement.
Gullands co-hosted the event with OT Work Solutions, which offers an innovative alternative to traditional occupational health services.
As occupational therapists they focus on the occupation rather than the illness, disability, or other barrier.