Employers: Back to work interviews

Employers: Back to work interviews

Back-to-work interviews help to reintegrate staff returning to the workplace. This can include planned absences such as maternity leave or a sabbatical.  The aim is to welcome employees back, brief them on any relevant matters and ensure they are fully prepared to take up their duties again. The most frequent use of return-to-work (RTW) interviews arises after sickness absence.  UK employers seem to suffer a very high incidence of “chronic Monday-itis”.  Short absences for relatively minor matters form the vast majority of ill health absence, so it’s important to deal with this type of absence rigorously and tactically and that’s what I’ll be focusing on in this article. Such meetings are one of the most effective tools in the managers’ arsenal of absence management techniques.  The fly in the ointment…
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