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sickness absence strategies


I am currently completing my management report for my CIPD qualification. MY topic is sickness absence and I am looking for some examples of sickness absence management strategies that you may have.

Any help greatly appreciated

craig mitchell

2 Responses

  1. Sickness Absence Mgt

    You may need some effective shortcuts into this massive topic. I run courses on the subject and tailor them to prevailing cultures etc. But here’s a quick win idea for you to pursue….

    Many,many local authorities under the remit of Best Value and through their Scrutiny Committees or Review Boards have either addressed this topic or indeed are now doing so. Write to your local authority – county and district or metropolitan wherever you live and ask for FULL details. Write to the Local Government Association in Smith Square London for their overarching review details. I know they have a Personnel Committee which will capture regional and Uk variants on the theme. Try also
    TESCO -big things happening there
    Ministry of Defence or better still the Cabinet Office who have an overarching perspective. My experience shows that most prcedures have some of the following generic contents

    .Trigger points
    Return to work interviews
    Welfare and Home visit service with appropriate signposts thereafter
    Referral procedures
    Issues around Access to Medical Records Act 1988
    Staged review procedures
    Equality proofing of all the foregoing

    Counselling services
    Appeals prcedures
    etc etc
    If you have specific questions,just drop me an e mail


  2. Statistical analysis
    Statistical analysis will tell you what is happening but will not tell you why.

    A bad back can be caused physically by an awkward lift, through nervous damage caused by stress, or it can be another reason altogether.

    When the statistics are able to tell us why sickness is happening then we will have a tool that we can use to help people to stay healthy.


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