Managing Sickness and Absence - take control in these challenging times


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.

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

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Why attend this event?

  • 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

Who Should Attend?

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


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.

Key note 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.

* 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

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  • £345.00 (excl VAT) - EEF members
  • £395.00 (excl VAT) - non-members
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