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Is sickness giving you a headache?

Tracy Carpenter: Human Resources Consultant: 20th September 2017

 Did you know that on average each employee of a small business takes 4 days sickness each year? Whilst it may not seem like much - you know what kind of impact that has - loss of productivity and profit to name just a few. Mint HR are running a workshop as part of Leeds Business Week to help companies tackle this.

When I first meet a lot of the companies I work with they say that sickness isn't a problem for them. Often though, when I dig a bit deeper they don't actually know what the impact of sickness is because they don't monitor it - it's just a gut feeling they have. When we start to look in more detail at presenteeism as a whole, it doesn't always paint a rosy picture.

Without having processes in place you can't identify if you have an absenteeism problem, let alone tackle it if you do. This workshop gives you practical tips on monitoring, identifying if you have a problem and how to tackle it if you do. Don't let sickness give you a headache!

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