How to Manage Long Term Sickness

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In a sector where education is knowledge do you feel safe in the knowledge that you know how to deal with long term sickness? Having a member of the team off work on long-term sick, be it stress related, regular occurring absence or a terminal illness can be difficult to manage, are you handling the situation within the law? 

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Here’s a few hints and tips to help you deal with a ‘Dr’s Note Derek’

  • Keep in communication with the staff member without pressurising them to return.
  • Think about introducing flexible working policies and an occupational health scheme.
  • Re-training may be needed to help staff get back into their role.

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