The CIPD has joined with the British Occupational Health Research Foundation (BOHRF), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Healthy Working Lives to develop new guidance on the key behaviours managers need to support successful and lasting returns to work after long-term absence.
This timely guidance follows the recent introduction of ‘fit notes’ to encourage those on long-term sick leave to make an early return to work with the support of their organisation.
Line managers will have greater responsibility to provide appropriate support to employees to remove some of the challenges they may face when returning to work. This guidance includes a competency framework to help employers equip their managers with the necessary skills.
An accompanying check list gives examples of positive manager behaviours.
Download the Guide below.
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