Most employers will have experienced the sickness absence cycle within their business. The result of this is higher stress levels for everyone and consequently lower productivity. The good news is the cycle can be broken through an absence management program. Read on to find out how such a program could aid your business.
The sickness absence cycle, generally works in one of two ways, or in some cases you may experience both. A member of your team is absent through sickness or injury, and the rest of the team pick up the extra work, causing additional stress. This results in more individuals requiring time off. The stress continues to build; the original absentee comes back into this more stressful environment and is affected by it, potential causing them to require further time off. Alternatively, the original absentee feels compelled to return to work before they are ready, and thereby aggravates the illness or injury, requiring further time off. Corporate wellness programs break the cycle through early intervention and support for all staff. They assess the needs of each individual within the work environment, as well as the environment itself. Support is then offered and changes made to the workplace to minimise injury and illness. Concerns over stress and illness are taken seriously and dealt with quickly, with a view to avoiding the need for absenteeism in the first place. However, sickness absence management does not stop there. It also ensures that employees are supported when they return to work, and that other employees are monitored and supported while carrying any extra workload.
If you want to see the positive results of an absence management program for yourself, then get in touch with ctchealthcare Limited today on 01270 361363 for a free business assessment. We offer a holistic support package including telephone triage and functional assessment to keep your workforce in prime condition. Explore these and other services by visiting our website, http://www.ctchealthcare.co.uk/.