Staff are a key business asset and essential to productivity and profitability. Occupational health can help to keep people well at work, manage risks in the workplace and reduce the number of days lost due to sickness absence.
The cost of absence to the economy is estimated to be £100bn each year and research shows that the longer staff are absent, the less likely they are to make a successful return to work; after six months’ absence, there is only a 50% chance of a successful return.
Delivering a range of strategies, including devising appropriate policies and procedures (including alignment of capability and absence policies), statistical analysis of the cause of absence (long and short duration and frequency), proactively reducing the cost of absence, improving return to work rates and reducing absence duration using structured return to work plans.
We help to establish occupational health management, including setting standards for referral, providing guidance for line and HR managers and relevant information for employees and union representatives.
Health & wellbeing
The delivery of health and wellbeing programmes to create greater staff engagement and motivation and increase productivity by reducing absence, including the use of absence data to identify trends and take preventative action, devising specific health initiatives, and using focus groups to understand health related issues in the workplace.
Use of ongoing checks and screening to prevent health problems occurring, including mental health, and ensuring that employees are safe and able to work in current or future roles.
Supporting internal HR teams with a broad range of employment enquiries and assistance in change management programmes
Advising and supporting the full M&A / restructure/ TUPE process, from due diligence to guidance with all legal obligations, provision of a full communications pack, support with redundancies or exits, managing risks and issues, and advising on business re-structuring. Support with cultural development and integration