Sickness Absence Training

‘Never judge a book by its cover, and never judge sickness by its sicknote!’

Our sickness absence training uses our clinical knowledge and research based information to help you understand what lies beneath sickness absence, helping you to identify risk factors for prolonged absence and proactively manage it.

It provides you with an informative insight into how best to support your people, who have experienced poor health or wellbeing, to stay at or return to work.

We will dispel myths which have established themselves over many years and provide you with an understanding of wellbeing you may wish you had years ago.

Managing Sickness Absence Workshop

Do you feel you need something new to help with this issue? You are probably right if you do.  For many years we have been focussed on doing the same things, but doing them better or more consistently.  In order to manage absence effectively it is vital to have an understanding of the drivers and influences upon absence, to work alongside an understanding of policy and process.

To understand what’s important in managing absence, and why, will enhance the management of your people.

Sickness absence is a highly complex area, which is why it continues to challenge many businesses. In our unique training we will share with you the research base and extensive clinical experience so that you are able to reduce your absence levels and enjoy the business benefits that brings. Delegates will gain an understanding of absence which takes them way beyond the sick note, and provides them with knowledge and confidence to be able to manage in a positive and pro-active way.

What delegates will learn:

  • The social and financial costs of sickness absence
  • The medical model – and why this is broken
  • The influencing factors in terms of decisions to return to work
  • Why role adjustment has benefits for all
  • Why people respond differently to illness
  • Key factors in managing short term absence
  • Key factors in managing a return to work following long term absence

Workshop Dates for 2018

Please contact us to arrange booking.