Sickness absence

Reducing Sickness Absence Procedures

Chapter 5 -  Return-to-work interviews

5.1. Introduction

According to research, properly structured return-to-work interviews (RWIs) are one of the most effective ways to tackle sickness absence; two out of every three employers who carry them out believe that they’ve significantly reduced absence rates. Research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development shows that carrying out an RWI is the most effective way of reducing absence. The research also found that well over half of employers (60%) see RWIs as one of the best ways to manage shor...