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October 20, 2017

How to hold a return to work interview

As a line manager it is important to recognise the importance of ‘return to work’ interviews in resolving problems of sickness absence from work. The degree of formality and length of the interviews will depend on the individual circumstances but here are our key things to consider.

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September 22, 2017

How to have a conversation with an individual about their mental health

Do you feel equipped to discuss mental health matters with employees?  Here are things to think about to help you prepare.

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September 22, 2017

Supporting parents with premature or sick babies

Having a baby should be a wonderful time but there are unfortunately occasions when things don’t always go to plan and this can be a very difficult time for everyone involved. From an employer’s perspective, supporting your member of staff through this difficult time is essential. Read about the new guidance for supporting parents.

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July 14, 2017

The personal impact of absence monitoring Part 5 - Liam

Liam is a long standing employee who has had a variety of roles, but he feels anxious when dealing with difficult customers and has been absent from work since January.  His initial sick note stated work related stress however his more recent note states depression. Read about what you can do in this situation.

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July 13, 2017

Holiday Pay – Discussions continue

The European Court this month has suggested that there should be alterations to the rules surrounding holiday pay being paid when holidays cannot be taken.

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July 13, 2017

Public sector workers suffer worse mental health

A recent Mind Survey showed increased levels of mental health in public sector workers.

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July 13, 2017

Term-time absence for pupils – the final part?

The final chapter in the term-time absence for pupils case and how this will affect schools going forward

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June 16, 2017

Today’s discussion - Managing long-term absence

When does an absence become long-term? How does the management of long-term absence differ to short-term? Read our frequently asked questions around long-term absence

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June 16, 2017

Supporting staff undergoing IVF treatment

As an employer would you be confident in dealing with requests from a member of staff undergoing IVF treatment? There is no statutory right for time off for staff to undertake IVF treatment, often leaving employers confused on how to deal with requests for this appropriately. Read our top tips.

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June 16, 2017

Case Study - Teacher Absence Triggered by Performance Concerns

SAM is all about managing absence effectively and improving absence management in schools. Here's an example of how managing absence, related to performance issues, can be approached.

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