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Dealing with an Employee Who is Repetitively Off Sick
August 4, 2017
No one enjoys being ill and nine times out of ten your employees will respect your sick leave conditions.
However, there’s always one person that will try to push the boundaries or repeatedly take time off sick. It can be a difficult thing to work around and can cause several problems in your office environment.
Pytronot have put together a short but informative guide to assist you in this situation.
There are several ways to manage nonattendance in the workplace, whether you’re trying to tackle short or long-term absence the best way to start manging the situation is to monitor it. Without knowing what you’re dealing with you will find it hard to keep up with who has been off and how long for. A great way of doing this is to use a simple excel spreadsheet which can keep you up to date.
There are other procedures you can put in place with your staff to highlight any unusual activity.
Return to work forms/interviews – By asking your employees to fill out a return to work form and carrying out interviews once they are back in the office, it gives you a chance as an employer to ensure that your work colleagues are fit and healthy enough to return to work. It also gives you the opportunity to talk to your employees on a one to one basis and discuss about any concerns they may have. Often, you can find that anxieties can add to their reason of absence, so this is a good opportunity to put any stress they may have to rest.
Attendance Incentives – A good idea to help keep attendance high within the business is to introduce incentives for those that have the best attendance record. This can be in the form of a cash reward or time in lieu, whichever Is more accessible for your business.
Training – Providing a good level of training for your employees can improve their attendance dramatically. Teaching them how to cope with mental health problems and stress can also have a positive impact on absence levels.
Here at Pytronot our HR department are available to offer advice and guidance for your business needs.
If you would like some further information or to get in touch then please call our office on 0203 763 8666 today.