Absence Management

Our absence management support provides professional opinion and guidance about employees’ sickness absence; whether the absence is repeated, short or long term.  Referrals are managed by our team of occupational health advisors and physicians.

In 2014 employees across all sectors took an average of 66 days off ill each year (www.cipd.co.uk/absencemanagementsurvey).  The annual survey found that average absence levels are highest in the public services and non-profit sectors and lowest in the private services sector. Absence levels also tend to increase with organisation size, regardless of sector.

We work with companies to tackle these statistics.

We have experience of working with companies of all sizes and from many sectors to manage absence and will advise on the best policy for your organisation, as well as supporting you with tailor-made absence referral systems, case conferences and management training.

Why should you consider absence management?

  • To have a consistent approach to absence management within your business.
  • To help reduce the cost and impact of absence.
  • To obtain specific advice about an employee’s health condition and how they can be supported to return to work.
  • To gain advice and ideas about how to reduce the likelihood of further absences.
  • To make relevant employment decisions such as change of job role, negotiated reduction in hours or termination of employment as a result of sickness absences with the backup of expert medical opinion.

We understand how costly and disruptive absence can be to an organisation, and have a proven track record of early intervention to help companies reduce their absence level and therefore the cost and impact of sickness.  Case conferences play a key role in our intervention.

For more information contact us on 01782 574200 / admin@hobsonhealth.co.uk