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Absenteeism… The true cost and how to control it

absenteeismOne 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.


Proactive absence management can help employers to achieve cost savings and limit the risk of absence related claims. 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.


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 you? – Hosting a FREE* Employment Seminar


Forrester Sylvester Mackett Solicitors LogoTo assist local employers to understand their obligations, we have teamed up with Forrester Sylvester Mackett Solicitors and Jones Hill Independent Financial Advisors and Accountants to deliver a FREE*  essential workshop that will guide you through the complexities of the management of absenteeism and how best to manage the process.


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If you are a business owner, HR Professional, Payroll Manager, Finance Professional, Director or Manager, you will find this informal presentation of benefit. Delivered in plain English, by employment law and financial experts, this workshop will give you support and guidance on how to cut the cost of absence within your business. 


Thursday, 24th January 2013
9.30am – 12.00pm, Registration: 9.00am Cumberwell Park, Bradford-on-Avon


What does the workshop cover?

Philip McCabe, Employment Law Specialist from Forrester Sylvester Mackett Solicitors will discuss:

  • Short term persistent absenteeism – getting it under control
  • Workplace stress
  • 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.

Whilst Brian Hill and Kate Brookes, Independent Financial Advisers from Jones Hill Independent Financial Advisors and Accountants will highlight:

  • The financial issues and possible solutions available to help you deal with absenteeism
  • The insurances available in the market place and discuss the implications and costs of implementing these types of plan within your business
  • Tax efficiency of premiums and;
  • Employee benefits that can aid retention and reduce absenteeism amongst employees.  

Why should you attend?

Employer responsibilities when dealing with an employees’ absenteeism are vast, and have a significant administrative and financial impact on your business so it is key that you look at the management of such now.


Book your place on our seminar today by emailing me: or click to book through Eventbrite


* First delegate FREE, £20.00 plus VAT for each additional delegate attending from the same organisation
** Closing date for bookings: 18th January 2013, please note cancellations after this date may result in “Additional Delegates” charges still being invoiced


 White Horse Employment – Issue 70 December 2012 (Absenteeism Seminar)


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