Short-term sickness

Noelle MurphyEditor's message: Short-term sickness absence can have a significant impact on the day-to-day running of the business. Part of an effective absence management process is conducting return-to-work interviews.

The effectiveness of return-to-work interviews depends on the competence of the interviewer. Such interviews may require skilful handling of difficult conversations with a vulnerable or emotional employee, and if conducted by line managers, detailed training should be in place.

Noelle Murphy, senior HR practice editor

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