Dealing with Long-Term Sickness Absence

Dealing with Long-Term Sickness Absence

Long-term sickness absence can be one of the most sensitive things to manage in an employer/employee relationship.

As an employee, you want to know that you can concentrate on your recovery, without having to worry about your workload or if you have a job to go back to.

As an employer, you want to support your employees and do what you can to facilitate their return to work, but at the same time, you have a business to run and that can lead to some tough decisions.

On either side of the relationship, it’s important to know your rights and responsibilities. 

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Top 3 Reasons You Should Consider Ditching the Spreadsheets

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Interested in simplifying your holiday process, saving time and hassle at all levels of the business, and reducing your sickness absence to boot? Read on to find out why it could be worth ditching Excel to manage your annual leave.

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What If It’s Not Sickness or Annual Leave?

Sometimes you’ll face the situation where and employee is absent but they’re not sick or on holiday. How should you record these absences, and more importantly what should your policies say?

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Three Reasons to Use an Absence Management System

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Sickness absence can have a massive impact on small businesses.  In fact, studies show that preventable sickness absence is costing the UK economy around £900 million a year.

Unfortunately it’s an area that’s often poorly managed.  Below are three reasons why an absence management system, like The Holiday Tracker, can help you make an impact within your own business.

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Why, How and When to Measure Employee Sickness

Measure Employee Sickness

Employee sickness absence is a cost many businesses could do without, but it’s an unfortunate consequence of employing staff and needs to be tolerated to a degree.  The big question is: how much is acceptable?  How do you know if the level of sickness absence your company is experiencing is too high?  The only way to be sure is by tracking and measuring your own employee sickness data.

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The Bradford Factor and How to Use It

Managing sickness absence is a notable challenge many employers face today. Differentiating between genuine illnesses and potential misuse of sick days is not always straightforward. This is where the Bradford Factor comes into play. Serving as a crucial tool, it aids employers in effectively managing and reducing unwarranted absences.

In this article, we will explore everything you need to know to implement the Bradford Factor into your sickness policy.

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Sickness Management using The Holiday Tracker

As well as recording holidays, The Holiday Tracker can be used to track other types of absence, most notably sickness. Sickness absence can be added to an employee’s calendar by their manager, or an admin.

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