XpertHR long-term sickness absence survey: effective management techniques
Author: Charlotte Wolff
Several factors help facilitate a successful return to work after a long-term absence, according to XpertHR research. These include regular, two-way communication with the absentee from an early stage, flexibility on the part of the employer and active employee involvement with a return plan.
- The most successful long-term absence management methods are phased returns, return-to-work plans that include input from the absent employee, keeping in touch by phone, home visits, and getting advice from a medical specialist, according to 2011 XpertHR research.