Dealing with Long-Term Sickness Absence

Dealing with Long-Term Sickness Absence

Long-term sickness absence can be one of the most delicate aspects to manage in an employer-employee relationship.

For the employee, the focus is on recovery without the added stress of job security or mounting work responsibilities.

On the other hand, employers face the challenge of balancing compassionate support with the practicalities of maintaining business continuity. 

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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 Monitor Sickness Absence

Monitoring sickness absence is vital in maintaining a healthy, productive workplace. It requires a delicate balance: understanding what’s normal and identifying when it becomes a concern.

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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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