Sickness and Absence

Strategies and advice from specialists on managing staff absence

Staff absence costs employers on average nine working days for every member of staff per year. There can be a variety of reasons for the absence and our HR consultants can work with you to minimise disruption, implementing a robust absence management process with supporting documentation.

How can we help?

  • We will advise on areas to improve staff attendance rates
  • Create and implement robust policies, procedures and ways to monitor absence
  • Provide advice or support on referring employees to Occupational Health (third party fees will apply)
  • Managing the return to work interview process and implementing fit note recommendations.

“Bespoke HR has been a great support to our company as it has grown and handled issues of different kinds as they have arisen. Their pragmatic approach and sound advice are attributes that have provided us with great confidence in the business over the years.”

Jillian Riddle

HR & Administration Manager, Impax Asset Management Group PLC

Frequently asked questions 

I feel that I have a high level of sickness in my business, how can you help?

We work with you to implement ways to measure sickness absence, and make employees aware of a robust absence management process. If appropriate we can discuss options to manage the absence.

I think I need to refer an employee to Occupational Health, can you help?

Yes, we work with external Occupational Health providers and can support you in completing the referral with the aim of getting as much relevant information as possible about the situation. We can also analyse the report from Occupational Health and discuss ways to implement any recommendations.