One of the most challenging workplace issues, for any employer – large or small, is how to correctly handle problems caused by an employee’s ill health or absence from work.
With sickness absence costing a business an average of £500 per employee per annum; efficient employee management can reduce absences, ensuring that your organisation remains productive and competitive. Absenteeism, short or long-term, can have a real impact on your productivity and the profitability of your business; however it requires consistent and proactive management to ensure your employees are treated fairly and sympathetically. Proactive absence management can help employers to achieve cost savings and limit the risk of absence related claims.
It is essential that employers have systems in place to manage absenteeism in a timely and cost effective manner whilst ensuring that you are aware of your duties towards the absent employee, as their employer.
How can we help local employers? Hosting a FREE* Employment Seminar…
Back by popular demand; one of our most popular sessions designed to assist local employers to understand their obligations, White Horse Employment have teamed up with Philip McCabe, Solicitor and Head of Employment at Spencers Solicitors to offer a FREE* essential employer seminar that will guide you through the complexities of the management of absenteeism and how best to handle the process.
Thursday 2nd March 2017 , 9.30am to 11.30am Registration: 9.00am, Cumberwell Park, Bradford-on-Avon
If you are a business owner, HR Professional, Director or Manager, you will find this informal presentation of great benefit. Delivered in plain English, by an employment law expert, this workshop will give you support and guidance on how to cut the cost of absence within your business.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place now!
What does the briefing cover?
This information session aims to help you identify the issues you need to be aware of and will focus on:
- Short term persistent absenteeism – getting it under control
- Malingering and faking illness
- Taking medical advice – when and what to ask
- Consulting with the employee
- Looking for alternative jobs or changing duties
- How to handle dismissal and disciplinary action
- Obligations under the Equality Act 2010
- Pay and benefits whilst on sick leave
* First delegate FREE, £20.00 plus VAT for each additional delegate attending from the same organisation
** Closing date for bookings: 24th February 2017, please note cancellations after this date may result in “Additional Delegates” charges still being invoiced