When managing employee absences, it’s important to remember that special schools, have a large support staff workforce. They may be part-time (meaning a larger headcount), an ageing workforce and for some, difficulties with recruitment and retention. Special school employers need to be able to have robust conversations about wellbeing and attendance with all employees either through staff meetings, briefings, training, OH referrals or a one-to-one meeting, as part of the attendance policy. Reviewing the current arrangements to consider where improvements can be made is essential.
Focused purely on the complexities of managing absence in a special school, education people HR specialists from Fusion Education People Solutions will be discussing:
- What should be included in a top-notch staff attendance policy and how to consult on changes?
- Absence triggers, targets and the absence process
- The employers’ responsibilities for managing staff absence – the legal stuff… what could go wrong?
- How to make the most of an occupational health referral and next steps – it’s a waste of money otherwise!
- Engaging with your HR provider and how to get the best from the relationship
- Tracking and managing staff absence data/information effectively
- An opportunity for Q & A
Take that well deserved time out to network with fellow education professionals, pick up some great hints and tips, and take the opportunity to ask the experts at FEPS for a second opinion on any people issues you may have