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Managing Sickness

Overview

Running a business, whatever the size, can be challenging at times. One of the things that can impact your business is employee absence due to sickness. Your workforce can be affected by these absences, including their morale or performance. And of course, the cost to your company may be high. That’s why it’s important to correctly manage these absences.

Having an effective absence management system will help when that dreaded office bug comes around again. Occasional illness is normal, but it’s important to keep tabs on sick leave, so you can monitor it, save money, and make sure it isn’t abused.

Sick-leave privileges are important, but can cost your organisation dearly. This course will help you understand why an absence management system is something you should never be without.

Outline Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the main causes of sickness absence and find potential ways to decrease it
  • Explain the problems of sickness absence and how it can affect an organisation
  • Understand the importance of return-to-work interviews as a tool for the management of absence

Why should I take this course?

Unfortunately, sickness is inevitable. But as a team leader, supervisor, or business owner, it’s important to know the difference between what is normal sickness and what could be deemed problematic. Recurring absence can cost a business a significant amount of money. Furthermore, it impacts daily operations and staff morale. Having an effective policy in place to offer support while maintaining accountability is the best way to monitor sickness.