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Absence & Performance Management

Sickness absenteeism, whether short or long term, can have as significant impact on any business, in terms of costs, productivity and additional burden on other employees and colleagues. This one-day course is designed to provide managers and supervisors with the skills and confidence required to deal effectively with employee absence, while maintaining a positive and productive working environment.

Business need

This course is suitable for any line manager and supervisor who are involved in the management of, sickness absence in their teams. This course shows how both short and long-term absences can be managed proactively to promote employee health and wellbeing, boost business performance and reduce financial strain.

What you will learn

By the end of this session you will understand the need for balancing the health and welfare needs of staff with robust and fair procedures which ensure employees don’t take advantage of unclear policy is essential for the overall productivity of a workplace.

Strategies for reducing sickness absence assist the organisation as a whole and lead to improved motivation, reduced stress and healthier working teams.

Course Outline

  • What is absenteeism and what causes it and the impact of the business
  • Identifying patterns of short-term absence and differences in approach to long term absence
  • Benefits of an absence policy and trigger points
  • Line manager skills, consistency, communication and fairness
  • Statement of Fitness for Work (the fitnote) and medical evidence
  • Absence management and the legal landscape: maternity issues; fit notes; unauthorised absence;
  • Return to work interviews and keeping in touch days
  • Dealing with short and long term sickness absence and setting triggers
  • How to manage long-term absence. Keeping in-touch and access to medical records
  • Identifying potential stress & mental health issues
  • disability discrimination; reasonable adjustments; discipline and dismissal,– what you can and can’t do and what resources are available.
  • Support and promoting employee health and wellbeing

The Help you need when you need it.

We offer support on a wide range of employment law and HR issues. Our dedicated adviser are here to answer your questions and help you with your concerns. Your call is free and with no oblgation. Calls may be recorded for monitoring and training purposes.

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Testimonials

5

Adrian was very professional and knowledgeable, helped with my query and put my mind at ease.

Julie Simpson

5

After a very distressing time in my employment caused by bullying and discrimination I finally found Castle Associates. I was very impressed by the speed and service provided by Castle Associates. I would strongly recommend this company and know from my own experience they are genuine.

Nisha

5

From the moment I met Laura from Castle Associates I felt at ease and confident that she would ensure that I would be well represented. Until that point the whole situation felt very one sided, with me feeling as if I would never get the chance to properly present my side of the argument.

Kevin

5

After working for the same company for many years my Daughter was made redundant. Before we looked into any legal aspect of the way the selection process was managed we felt that the whole process had been unfair and discriminatory.

Joe

5

I just wanted to say a personal thank you for the support provided by your organisation to my staff at a very difficult time.

Katie

5

After twenty five years working for a business I was suspended without warning and threatened with disciplinary action. I received very valuable support and professional help at a very difficult time.

Andrew

5

I have used the services of Castle Associates on two occasions. In both cases I have found them to be professional, caring and thorough. They helped me through the minefield of employment laws and in both cases the conclusion was extremely satisfactory.

David

5

As I had a disappointing experience with my own union, I was apprehensive to instruct Castle Associates to act on my behalf, however after speaking to Mark Ferron (MD) he instantly gained my complete trust and confidence.

Gagandeep

5

I was involved in being beaten up at work by a colleague who committed GBH on me resulting in a bleeding mouth, bruising and two fractured ribs. There were no witnesses and my employer seemingly attempted to get us both sacked regardless.

D of Leicester

5

I recently had to use Castle Associates to help me with a grievance process I had taken out against my employer. They guided and advised me through a very stressful process and I truly believe the outcome (which was good) was down to the representation I had.