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How Fit for Work supports small and medium businesses

How Fit for Work supports small and medium businesses

This is a guest post by Fit For Work – a government funded line of support for GPs, employers and employees to help those who are in work or off sick. Fit for Work is a free, government-led initiative that helps businesses grow through improving their productivity and profitability via effective management of staff sickness […]

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What should a sickness absence policy contain?

What should a sickness absence policy contain?

Inevitably, employees will require time off to manage a short term or long term illness. A detailed policy protects the employer, any managers or workers in authoritative positions, and the employee that is taking time off. A sickness absence policy should cover more than just the simple details, like statutory sick pay and the occasional […]

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Dealing with an employee’s long term sickness

Dealing with an employee’s long term sickness

Nobody wants to deal with long-term employee sickness. It’s certainly not pleasant for the sick employee, who is potentially dealing with a lifelong condition or terminal illness, and it can be stressful and difficult for an employer to manage in addition. The entire situation is one that you won’t want to be in, but on […]

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace

According to Mind, one of the UK’s leading mental health charities, 1 in 6 people are currently suffering from poor mental health. This could be short-term stress caused by one or two temporary factors, or could be a lifelong condition. Is mental health something to think about at work? There are no clear distinctions between […]

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What can employers ask about an employee’s medical conditions?

What can employers ask about an employee’s medical conditions?

Medical conditions can seem like a complicated subject for employers. On the one hand they might affect an employee’s ability to work, or lead to changes and adaptations being required, but on the other hand medical conditions are a personal subject with details that an employee might not want to disclose. Employers have to know […]

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