With the average of level of annual sickness absence in the workforce running at 6.3 days per employee, sickness absence still represents a significant drain on time and monetary resources for employers of all sizes and across all sectors and a major drag factor for the wider UK economy.
To help employers improve their management of sickness absence and reduce sickness absence in their workforce, the Employment Team at Moorcrofts is pleased to invite you to a free employment seminar where you can hear from a panel of experts providing delegates with practical and accessible guidance
16th March 2017
9:00am – 11.30am
Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre
Bisham, Marlow, SL7 1RR
• Matt Jenkin, Moorcrofts
• Sally Nesbitt, Moorcrofts
• Steve Herbert, Jelf Employee Benefits
• Dr Charlie Vivian, Icarus Health Solution
FREE (Free Parking for delegates is included)
|9:00||Registration, coffee and Networking|
|9:40||The Common Mistakes of Sickness Absence Management and How to Avoid Them
Effective sickness absence management can reduce the level of sickness absence and help in assisting absent employees returning to work. We will look at those areas of absence management that often cause employers difficulties and provide practical tips and guidance on how to better deal with these including maintaining contact with employees, the importance of up to date medical evidence, dealing with sick pay properly, accrual of holiday and dealing with the impact of PHI and other benefits.
|10:10||Employee Benefits – how to get the best out of your benefits package and reduce sickness absence
This session will look at how employers can utilise their benefit packages to help to minimise sickness absence , and in particular how the better use of both new and existing Employee Benefits offerings can help. Topics covered will include the ageing workforce, usage of the new Fit for Work scheme, Employee Assistance Plans, Early Intervention tools, and Financial Education in the workplace.
|10:40||Occupational Health – how to get the best out of your occupational health reports
An occupational health report is often critical for effectively dealing with sickness absence. In this last session, we look at how employers can make better use of these reports including: what questions should OH be asked?; what process should be followed?; what do you do if the condition or outlook is unclear?; what adjustments do you need to make and for how long?; what can you do if the employee doesn’t get better as expected?; what about the poorly motivated worker?; and how the overall social context of ill health can have an impact.
|11:10||Closing Comments and Panel Questions|
If you (and/or an appropriate colleague) would like to attend please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.