Reducing Absenteeism and a Faster Return to Work
Social Sciences
Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2017, Pages: 141-147
Received: Sep. 25, 2017; Accepted: Oct. 11, 2017; Published: Nov. 6, 2017
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Jože Šrekl, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Demographic data shows the population is ageing, and consequently we are seeing an ageing workforce. Even though the effectiveness of older workers is not in question, older workers are suffering from age-related conditions, diseases and injuries. Measures that prevent health problems throughout the working life are crucial to reduce the amount of sickness and absence in order to avail an early return to work. Established methodologies in which work disability is well defined are the foundation for successful interventions. Research shows that measures to reduce absenteeism and a faster return to work are mostly organizational in nature. Therefore, these are mainly management tasks. Article present an array of interventions that are supported by various studies and recommendations by several European government and non-government organisations that demonstrate efficiency by reducing the amount of absence and facilitate an early return to work. The study verifies perception of suggested interventions between the Slovenian workforces.
Prevention of Health Problems, Return to Work, Vocational Rehabilitation, Worksite Intervention
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Jože Šrekl, Reducing Absenteeism and a Faster Return to Work, Social Sciences. Vol. 6, No. 6, 2017, pp. 141-147. doi: 10.11648/
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