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Stop your employees from falling sick and taking too much sick leave by following these three proactive steps

by , 13 July 2015
In some workplaces, employees fall ill often, resulting in them taking a lot of time off. As the employer, it's your job to stop this from happening within your organisation!

You might, for example, offer flu injections to your employees before winter starts. That's a clever preventative measure to take, but there are even better steps you can take!

Here they are...

Three steps for preventing your employees from taking too much time off due to sickness

#1: Offer your employees basic tests
Offer regular basic medical tests to your employees. For example, blood pressure and sugar level tests. By doing this, you can quickly pick up on any health problems and suggest the employee gets medical advice on preventative steps to take.
 
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#2: Start an employee assistance program
This step will help you manage employees who already are abusing sick leave! By starting such a program, you can refer employees who take a lot of sick leave to the EAP for counselling.
 
#3: Offer your employees incentives
For the employees who don't take sick leave, offer reasonable and affordable incentives. For example, a small bonus for those who go a stipulated period of time without taking any sick leave.
 
By following these three helpful steps, you'll decrease the amount of sick leave your employees take.

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