We offer one off management referrals either by video consultation or by phone. We are a small and flexible company and can get you an appointment within a few days of you referring your employee and the report will be ready in one or two days after the appointment.
Our Management Portal is really easy to use, it will take a minute to set your company up and add the employee, the system will then send the consent form to the employee and it will guide you through the referral questions. We are a small flexible professional team and we will work with you to get your referrals right.
No matter the size of the business, when sickness hits it has a negative effect on all concerned. Not only does it directly affect the people who are unwell, it impacts on the day to day functioning, productivity and ultimately the profit margin.
Long term sickness can also adversely impact on team dynamics and morale. Almost as damaging as sickness absence is presenteeism which is defined as the problem of employees who are not fully functioning in the workplace. This could be due to illness, or injury but they are at work but their performance is substandard. Some place the cost of presenteeism at 1.6 times the cost of sickness absence so leaving this problem unaddressed is costly in many ways.
We know that when employees are engaged and well they are more likely to be more resilient, productive and able to handle change more effectively. They are less likely to have absence due to physical or mental health issues and are less likely to be diagnosed with anxiety or depression. This ultimately means improved staff costs, productivity and performance.
Our attendance management service helps to address these challenges by providing strategies to help manage health and attendance, improving employee (and therefore) corporate health. We are here to offer unbiased, practical and clear advice to support the employee, HR and the Employer.
We provide assessments remotely either by video or telephone. Although, this has become more popular because of COVID, our clients tell us that they will continue using this method, as it works as well as the face to face meetings and it saves everyone time and money. If requested, we can still provide a face to face service, which may be required if the case is more complex.
Case conferences usually consist of face to face discussion between the employee, their representative (should they wish to invite one), an Occupational Health professional, the line manager and an HR representative.
The conference is an opportunity to discuss any health issues the employee may have and the impact of these issues on their employment. The aim to reach a common understanding of the issues and agreeing a way forward.
By discussing the employment circumstances and medical background of the employee and the Occupational Health recommendations, a case conference aims to reach a common understanding of the issues and to agree a way forward with specific actions, e.g. another appointment at a later date, deciding to ask for consent for GP reports.
This may be particularly helpful where managers have concerns regarding long-term sickness absence; failure of a problem to resolve satisfactorily; queries or difficulty regarding fitness to return to work; the nature of adjustments or restrictions required to allow a return to work or concerns regarding the ability of management to accommodate such adjustments.