Managing Sickness and Absence | EEF

Managing Sickness and Absence

take control in these challenging times

Take control in these challenging times and let EEF help you develop a healthy, productive and high-performing workforce.

Given that almost half of all employees take time off through illness, it’s clear that sickness and absence are a major barrier to growth for manufacturers.

This unique seminar will provide delegates with the straight-forward, practical tools to manage sickness & absence, while improving attendance, performance, and well-being – and even reducing costs.

Who Should Attend?

  • HR Directors & Managers
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Line Managers

Why Attend?

  • Take control of sickness absence in your organisation
  • Improve attendance and productivity
  • Get clear answers to real life problems
  • A full set of practical tools and checklists to help you deal effectively with different types of sickness absence
  • Understand when it is safe to dismiss an employee for health related reasons
  • Get the medical perspective from key note speaker Professor Sayeed Khan EEF’s Chief Medical Adviser 

Speakers

Professor Sayeed Khan MBBS, BMedSci, DGM, FRCGP, FFOM, FRCP, FRSA, DM
Chief Medical Adviser, EEF - the manufacturers' organisation
Special Professor in Occupational Health, University of Nottingham

Programme

Delegates will benefit from EEF’s Legal, HR and occupational health expertise and practical hands on experience when assessing:

Can’t work or won’t work?
  • What measures reduce levels of short-term absence?
  • How to tackle employees who always seem to be calling in sick.
Sinking not swimming
  • The hidden cost of presenteeism. 
  • How to deal with employees who continue to work through illness.
When enough is enough
  • A focus on identifying when you can safely dismiss an employee for ill-health reasons.
  •  Our award winning approach to long-term absence in our ‘Fit for work’ toolkit.
  • Understand how much you are expected to help employees back into work. 
Tackling the trickiest issues
  • Dealing with employees who go off sick with stress.
  • Managing employees who call in sick during a disciplinary or performance management process. 
Keynote speaker: Professor Sayeed Khan:
  • Putting your learning into a medical context.
  • Discussing trends in the pattern and causes of absence.
  • How to get the best of GP and occupational health input.
  • Ask the Doctor Q & A session.