SAM Absence Quiz - How well do you know the process?

1              Do you know the education industry average number of days absence?

a              7.5                                                                                                         

b              8.8                                                                                                         

c              5.9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

2              When should you do a return to work meeting?   

              When the employee has asked to have a return to work meeting

b              After the employee has returned from being absent (for any period of time)

c              The employee has had a lot of time off and you need to discuss it with them                                                                                               

3              When should an employee complete a self-certification form?

a             After every absence                                                                                      

b             After a long period of absence                                                                  

c             After being asked to do so by the business manager once they've hit a trigger                                                                                           

4              When must a fit note be supplied?                                                                                                  

a              From the first day of absence                                                                    

b             Within 7 working days of absence                                                           

c              When the employer requests one      


5              If an employee goes home sick, when does their absence start from?                                                                                                                               

a              Their first full day of absence                                                     

b             Once they have left work                                                                             

c              8:00 am on the day went off sick    


6              Should you do a return to work meeting after every absence?                                                                                                                                

a              YES                                                    

b              NO                          


7              Can an employee return to work when their fit note is still valid?                                                                                                                                   

a              YES                                                    

b              NO                          


8              Should an employer keep in touch with an employee on Long-Term Sick?                                                                                                                                    

a              YES                                                    

b              NO                          


9              Is it acceptable for an employee to inform you of their absence via Text?                                                                                                                                 

a              YES                                                    

b              NO                          


10             If an employee has a fit note for work-related stress, should you not contact them?                                                                                                                                 

a              YES                                                    

b              NO         


Click here to view the answers and see how you did. If you need any help with absence management or would be interested in a demonstration of how SAM can help, please get in touch with the SAM team on 01924 827869

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