Managing employee sickness absence: spotlight on tricky issues post-pandemic
As we emerge from the pandemic, employers may be grappling with tricky issues around employees’ health, such as covid-related absence, employees’ mental health and increased home and hybrid working. In our practical seminar, we shine a spotlight on these issues.
Drawing on our legal and HR expertise, we provide strategies to help you manage such challenges, taking into account your legal obligations, business needs, employee wellbeing and the legacy of covid. Takeaways will include an up-to-date attendance management policy template and a checklist for introducing a mental health policy.
We will cover questions such as:
- Is it time to rethink the trigger points in your attendance review procedure? Whether or not you altered your approach to attendance management during the pandemic, do you need a revised approach now?
- Has the pandemic shifted the goalposts when managing employees with ongoing medical conditions, for example in relation to adjustments and phased returns?
- How should you deal with home and hybrid workers with mild illnesses? Will your approach for your on site workforce differ and does this matter?
- Given the increasing prevalence of mental health issues post pandemic, is your approach to supporting employees’ mental health fit for purpose? What is the impact of home and hybrid working?
This practical seminar will help you to identify action points for updating your approach to handling employee health. Delegates will receive an up-to-date attendance management policy template and a checklist for introducing a mental health policy.
You will have the opportunity to share insights with other delegates about the issues you are facing and ask questions of our expert speakers.
Who should attend?
This seminar is suitable for HR professionals and senior managers.
3 hours (morning) in person seminar.
Seminar: 9.45am to 1pm.