With short-term absence, namely sickness absence, being one of the most common reasons for unplanned absence in the workplace, knowing your organisation’s policies and processes on short-term absence can help you provide the right guidance and support for your team.

This guide provides information on effectively managing an employee who is taking short-term absence and their return to work. How you respond as a manager will make a huge difference to the experience of your colleagues and how supported they feel when they return to work.

What is short-term absence?

Key steps to manage a return to work after short-term absence

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