Managing Employee Absence
Let's Get Your Staff Back to Work!
Most organisations are increasingly recognising the significant costs associated with high levels of employee absence.
At the same time, managers are often unsure about the nature of the problems they may be facing, or about how
can be most effectively managed. The information and links on this page are designed to help
your business manage both short
and long-term sickness absence in a legal, supportive and effective way.
Managing Employee Absence - Free Policy Downloads
1. Controlling Absence Policy
Policy for controlling absence, clearly outlining the stages involved, a procedures checklist, a template
sickness self-certificate and 'Return to Work' form.
2. Absence Management Policy
Alternative Absence Management policy - also makes reference to suggested 'trigger' points
which trigger management actions.
Getting the most out of the fit note: guidance for employers and line managers
There is no longer a requirement for GPs to sign a fit note personally as evidence of an employee’s sickness absence. A new set of regulations (from April 2022) allows fit notes to be issued digitally. This is a link to the UK Government updated guidance for employers and managers.
If your employee needs to complete a self certificate there is a
Government online facility for this