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Effective Sickness and Absence Management

27/06/2024 | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Event Location: Online

Contact Telephone: 01482 391640

Contact Email Address: business.support@eastriding.gov.uk

Event Description

Effective Sickness and Absence Management

 Thursday 27 June, 10:00 - 12:00 (02 hours), Online

According to a report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) estimated that sickness absence costs UK businesses around £77 billion annually in lost productivity.

Effectively managing sickness and absence is essential for maintaining productivity and fostering a positive work culture. 

Join Invest East Yorkshire and @Invest Hull for a highly engaging FREE two-hour condensed online workshop designed specifically for owners and managers of small to medium-sized businesses based in Hull and East Yorkshire. 

Led by Helen Hudson from Dynamic People Solutions and supported by Alison Davies, ADD HR Solutions, this workshop offers a hands-on approach to mastering sickness and absence management, equipping you with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate challenges and minimise disruptions in your business. 

We will share insights into best practices and legal requirements (including discrimination) for managing sickness and absence, ensuring compliance and mitigating risks.  You will enhance your skills and confidence in addressing long and short-term absence issues and facilitating successful return-to-work processes.  We will look at different types of absences and how you might handle them, including your statutory obligations. We will cut through sick leave, pay, fitness notes, medical reports, self-certification and the importance of record keeping, to help you manage the absence in your business to a successful outcome.  

We will explore strategies for creating a supportive and healthy work environment, including managing stress, promoting work-life balance, and addressing presenteeism. 
We will equip you with practical tools and resources that you can immediately apply.  You will work with other delegates to develop specific policies and processes to effectively manage sickness and absence within your organisation. 

By the end of the workshop, you’ll: 
• Emerge with a comprehensive understanding of sickness and absence management practices. 
• Enhance your skills and confidence to tackle individual absence issues, including handling return to work.
• Take away ideas to develop a range of practical tools and resources to manage sickness and absence in your organisation.


Photo Consent

Please note, to promote the work of the Council we wish to use photographs or images of people using or benefiting from our services or taking part in activities arranged by the Council.  Photographs will be taken during this session to promote this workshop and the support offered by the Invest East Yorkshire Service of East Riding of Yorkshire Council.  
These images will be used in social media, in printed and electronic promotion of our service and events.  The images will be stored electronically on Council networks and will be reviewed annually.
Under the Data Protection Act 2018 / UK GDPR 2018, we require your consent to use your personal image for this purpose.  If you do not wish to consent, please advise your Business Support Representative before the session starts.
These images will NOT be used for anything which may be viewed as negative in tone or that may cause offence, embarrassment or distress.
Images may also be used to validate that the session / support took place under our UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) requirements.  These images will not be available to the general public but will be retained until at least 2035.
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