Managing Short & Long-Term Sickness


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Duration 15'

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Course overview

It’s important to respond to employee absence with sensitivity and compassion. But that doesn’t mean avoiding conversations about absence altogether. Doing so is in nobody’s best interests. Failing to manage employee sickness can harm the performance of your organization, and it can lead to employees not getting the support they need.

It can feel overwhelming to discuss and manage absence. Sometimes your managers will have to conduct sensitive conversations with employees who may feel vulnerable or worried. By understanding the importance of monitoring and managing absence, they’ll be able to protect the best interests of your organization and your employees.

What's covered

Different methods of calculating the time lost to employee sickness

The importance of return-to-work meetings when managing short-term employee sickness

The different stages of managing long-term sickness

Why your teams need this course

Everyone who manages employees at any level needs to be able to manage absences effectively. This course will help managers navigate potentially uncomfortable conversations so they can support the employees and protect your organization.