Mental health is becoming increasingly important in today’s workplace as companies work towards maintaining the right balance between productivity and the wellbeing of their employees. For this reason, Make UK, The Manufacturers’ Organisation, has launched a new seminar series for companies.
Following on from the recent Mental Health Awareness Week, the series will draw on Make UK’s legal, HR and occupational health expertise and will provide clear, practical guidance on actively managing employee ill health in the modern workplace.
The practical approach of the guidance offered by these seminars will the guidance will look at wellbeing strategies, stripping away the “fluff” and focussing on substance. By applying a targeted and common sense strategy, Make UK will explain how companies can improve employee wellbeing; increase productivity and drive down sickness absence.
Case studies will be available for all the participants, which will teach them how to take the lead when an employee presents with a tricky health or absence issue. Then, they will be provided with straightforward, easy to implement strategies to help them actively manage employee ill health issues in your workplace, keeping control of the process.
The seminar also takes into account legal obligations, the needs of the business and the sensitivities involved in managing employee health issues. At the same time, they will show attendees how the absence management procedures can be balanced, without being compromised, by a sensible, needs-based employee wellbeing programme.
The seminar is aimed at HR Professionals, senior line managers and others with responsibility for managing those with ill health conditions and wellbeing programmes and will cover the following:
- How to proactively manage sickness absence
- How to deal with disability and make adjustments in the workplace
- Handling mental health and stress related problems
- Updating and monitoring policies and procedures for physical and mental ill health
- How to adopt a wellbeing strategy with a return for employers and employees