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OFF THE SICK LIST! How to Turn Employee Absence into Attendance

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OFF THE SICK LIST! How to Turn Employee Absence into Attendance

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BOOK REVIEW OFF THE SICK LIST! How To Turn Employee Absence Into Attendance by Kate Russell MX Publishing ISBN: 978-0-9546054-4-5 164 pages / paperback RRP £9.99*

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It was good to see that this handbook kept to its aim to be focused and practical. For me this was a major strength. I like the layout and was pleased to see an early and appropriate focus upon prevention of sickness absence, rather than allowing it to become a problem. I did, however, wonder if the section on 'Reasons for Absence' would have benefited from being extended.

While not attempting to cover all the current legislation, there was some helpful guidance in the form of case material. This was delivered in an easy-to-follow way and provided about the right amount of detail. I also liked the use of examples posed as problems. Since each problem was then followed by a solution and supporting evidence, the reader was able to think through a solution and have their understanding confirmed.

The structure was easy to work with, particularly in respect of handling 'return to work' meetings. …

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