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Why do I need to take this course?

Unfortunately, we’ve had to make the difficult decision to close SmallBizAssist. That’s why we’re offering a 75% discount on all our online courses bought before the 21st of March with discount code Goodbye75.


PLEASE NOTE: after March 21st, you won’t have access to the online courses you buy, so it’s very important that as soon as you’ve bought any courses, you download the information (by copy and pasting any lessons/section you wish to record onto your device) before that time. We will not be able to help you if you’ve not done this by March 21st, so make sure to put a note in your diary to do this before then!


It doesn't matter how big or small your business, if you employ staff, you really need to have a sickness absence manangement system. This course will give you a full system to use including a form and tracker. With all we cover through this course, you'll be equipped to deal with any staff absences that occur, whether they're long- or short-term, genuine or not. Most importantly, we'll give you points to consider when you're looking at dismissal as the last resort for sick staff so you don't get fined by an employment tribunal.

We’ll look at what sort of procedures you should have for sickness absence (including a form to fill in) and provide you with a tracking system (with an easy-to-use Excel tracker spreadsheet).

We'll cover some considerations around paying your staff while off sick, and explain a 'scoring' system for sickness absence which is very useful to deal with persistent short-term absences (especially those which happen on Mondays and Fridays...).

We'll explain the concept of a rolling period and why it's more useful than the calendar year when looking at sickness. We'll also explore how you can be prepared even before staff are off sick so your business can cope!

Finally, the course is totally up-to-date and covers everything you need to know about Covid-19 rules and regulations around staff sickness and self-isolation in the UK.