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Effectively managing sickness absence

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Greene Tweed & Co Ltd

Mere Way

Ruddington Fields Business Park

Ruddington

NG11 6JS

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Several reports over the last few years have noted that sickness absence costs the UK economy tens of billions of pounds. It's certainly hard to deny the impact an employee being off sick can have on an employer (large or small).

As expected, minor illnesses such as coughs and colds are still the most common reason given when an employee is off sick - accounting for 34 million absences in 2016. Musculoskeletal and mental health issues come close behind, consuming 30.8 and 15.8 million working days each.

Reduced productivity, finding replacement labour and paying an absent employee's salary are just a few of the direct costs incurred by a company whose employees are off sick. The indirect cost of low motivation and morale can also be highly influential amongst those still in the workplace.

Therefore, the process of managing sickness absence should be a careful and considered one. Failure to approach it correctly could result in serious long term negative effects.

Our speaker - Nic Elliott, Actons Solicitors

Nic Elliott, Director and Head of Employment at Actons Solicitors (one of the HR Network’s founding sponsors) will deliver this engaging, informative and interesting session. Nic regularly advises employers managing complex absence cases and helps improve the quality of medical evidence received from medical professionals. His first degree in psychology also gives him a unique insight into mental health issues which make up a significant number of absence cases.

This insightful and interactive session will cover:

  • Practical tips for managing short and longer term absence
  • The legal pitfalls when managing sickness absence
  • Sickness versus disability
  • Engaging with employees whilst they are off work
  • Getting the best medical advice you can
  • Managing sickness absence during disciplinary and grievance processes
  • Bringing sickness absence to a conclusion & minimising risk to your organisation


When & where?

Date: 7 June 2018
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
Venue: Mere Way/Ruddington Fields Business Park, Nottingham NG11 6JS
Cost: FREE thanks to Greene Tweed. However, places are limited to no more than 2 people per organisation.

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