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Having to Consider Redundancies?

Posted on 12 August 2020

  Here we set out the key areas an employer needs to consider and work through to handle any potential redundancies.   Considerations before Redunda... Continue reading >

Staff Sickness on a Bank Holiday?

Posted on 18 May 2020

How sickness falling on a bank holiday is dealt with depends on whether bank holidays are included within statutory holiday entitlement or are in addi... Continue reading >

Furlough Information

Posted on 28 March 2020

We are in a strange and desperate place just now and due to numerous requests for documentation in relation to the furlough of staff we have temporari... Continue reading >

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Oct, 2019

Using Trigger Points to Manage Short Term Absence        

Posted by Helen in Absence Management

Every organisation should keep good records of employee sickness and monitor this regularly to ensure that good standards of attendance are being achieved.  Return to work interviews are useful as the first step in managing absence, and they should be completed after every period of absence, even if the...

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Aug, 2018

What is the Bradford Factor?        

Posted by Helen in Absence Management

The Bradford factor is a scoring formula used to manage frequent short-term staff absence.  It is a simple tool which highlights any employees who have unacceptable levels of short term absence from work. The Bradford Factor does not identify particular patterns of absence, therefore monitoring will als...

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Jan, 2018

Fit for Work Scheme to be Scrapped        

Posted by Helen in Absence Management

The Government’s national ‘Fit for Work’ occupational health scheme is to be scrapped with effect from 31st March 2018 in England and Wales, and 31st May 2018 in Scotland. The scheme was originally made available nationally in September 2015 to offer impartial advice to employers, and occupational ...

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Apr, 2016


Posted by Helen in Absence Management

It is always good practice to keep in touch with employees who are off on long term sick.  We suggest that a review meeting should take place approximately every 4 weeks, and that contact is maintained between those meetings by telephone. Purpose of the Meeting The purpose of an absence review meeting m...

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