To address absenteeism, the Royal Mail, a UK mail provider, introduced a policy of tracking patterns of absence and referring employees to its occupational health unit after one week absence due to an illness. A helpline where employees received impartial advice on problems, in-house clinics and fitness centres, health promotion campaigns on smoking and back pain, a prize draw for full attendance, and extra training for managers on handling absence were also established. As a consequence work-r...

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9.6.5 Manage workplace cleanliness, health & safety
9.6.3 Develop work & family work/life support systems
9.6.4 Manage & administer employee benefits

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