Sickness Absence Management

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It is important to distinguish between those who don't want to be at work and those who are prevented from being there due to ill health.

Try to learn to manage extended periods of illness in a fair and realistic way while promoting a speedy return to work. Keeping in touch with the absentee on a regular basis is essential.

It's well worth investing some effort into good interpersonal relationships in your organisation, perhaps beginning with trying to show your staff that you value them and their work. Try to maintain a sense of morale and approachability in your dealings with each team member.

The return to work stage of any absence period, particularly a longer one, can be tricky for to manage in a way that makes it as easy as possible for staff members to reintegrate back into the workplace quickly and easily.