Help for Employers – new free occupational health service

Author: Aggy Cybulska, Expansa Ltd   Every business employing staff will, sooner or later, be affected by sickness absence. Nothing wrong with that: we are human beings and we do get poorly sometimes. However, from the business point of view, problems start when a number of days off goes over what would be considered a ‘normal’ or ‘acceptable’ level of absence. According to Fit for Work website, each year around 865,000 employee absences in England and Wales are for a period exceeding four weeks. Four weeks would, in HR speak, be typically classified as ‘long term absence’, which should...

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