Everyone at work will probably need to take sick leave at some point during their working lives and in most cases this lasts only a few days. But long-term sickness absence can have devastating effects on the performance of your business and the health and well-being of your employees.
The statistics are clear, sickness absence costs:
But this need not be the case. Considerable benefits can de delivered from working in partnership with your employees and their Trade Union representatives when you manage sickness absence and return to work. In particular:
There is help and advice available. This website outlines an approach to help employers and managers to manage sickness absence and return to work. It will guide you through six elements, which constitute good practice in managing sickness absence and return to work, give guidance on legal issues and list further sources of help and advice.