02.11.2016

Line managers are underprepared to manage sickness absence

Phoenix Occupational Health Occupational Health Provider

Line managers are underprepared to manage…

More employers are recognising the vital role that line managers play in supporting employees whi are off work on short-term and long-term sick leave, but most aren't giving them the tools they need to manage absence effectively.

A CIPD 2016 Absence Management survey, in partnership with Simplyhealth, reveals that less than half of employers (44%) train managers to handle short-term absence from work. This is a drop of 8% - down from 52% in 2015.

See the infographic below for a snapshot of key findings from this year's report:



Phoenix Occupational Health can offer Sickness and Absence Management training and services to managers and employers. 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. Contact us to find out how you can improve management of short-term and long-term absence.
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Occupational Health
  • Employee
  • Sickness Absence Management
  • Occupational Health Assessment
Phoenix Occupational Health Occupational Health Provider

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