HR Matters Part 2. Sickness absence management

Posted on 07 May 2015
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This is part of the practice management series from the expert team at One SG. To view the entire series click here (topics on HR, Employee management, Health and Safety, and much more)

In this series of four parts, Hannah Morgan will discuss HR matters. The first of the four parts looks at performance management

To view Part 1 - performance management - click here

To view Part 2 -  sickness absence management  - scroll below

To view Part 3 - disciplinary and grievance - click here

To view Part 4 - HR Manual and compliance click here

Aims and objectives of part 2

  • Understand how to manage sickness absence of staff and how to keep these to a minimum
  • Raise awareness of policies in place
  • Understand the importance of dealing with absence in a sensitive manner and training of manager in charge 
  • Understand the importance of the return to work interview and its benefits
  • Understand the important points to consider and include in the sickness policy 
  • Understand your role as an employer to SSP and OSP
  • Gain an insight into dealing with persistent absence
  • Understand the role of the Sickness Capability procedure and when it can be triggered
  • Understand what stages need to be considered before considering dismissal

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