Longford business people invited to CIPD talk on 'Absence Management: Reality & Practice'

Alan Walsh


Alan Walsh



Longford business people invited to CIPD talk on 'Absence Management: Reality & Practice'

David O’Grady (Acelity), Doreen Gerety (Kerry Group), Alison Sheridan (CIPD Midlands Chair) and Patricia Conroy (Results through People).

The Midlands Region of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is pleased to announce details of an upcoming talk, “Absence Management: Reality & Practice” which will be presented by Rita Gilsenan, Occupational Health Advisor, at 6pm on Tuesday, November 22 in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone.

There will be a networking opportunity from 5.30pm followed by the speaker commencing at 6pm sharp.

This is the third talk in an exciting programme of events for 2016/2017 provided by the CIPD Midlands Region Committee. The theme for this year’s programme of events is “Navigating the Employment Relationship”.

This event will provide attendees with a valuable opportunity to consider best practice in managing absence to ensure a positive occupational health and safety culture is developed and maintained. The guidance offered will assist employers in gaining real benefits from improved attendance levels and increased productivity.

Based on extensive experience of working with a range of companies, Rita will offer advice which combines rhetoric, reality and practice and will address specific issues arising in a diverse range of absence management cases including areas such as back pain, post-natal depression and work related stress.

Rita Gilsenan is an Independent Occupational Health & Safety Advisor. She is the founder of aohealth Ltd and provides Occupational Health services for small, medium and large enterprises. She collaborates with key stakeholders on a regular basis to provide tailor made Occupational Health solutions.

Her career is underpinned by 23 years’ clinical experience as a registered general nurse and 13 years as lead Occupational Health Advisor for construction, manufacturing, banking, healthcare and insurance sectors.

Rita aims to prevent work related illness and mitigate work related claims. Her assertive approach to absence case management encourages employee resilience in response to personal and organizational change.

Rita provides triage, early intervention, rehabilitation and phased return to work programmes for sustained attendance in the work place. Her service is complimented by risk assessment, health promotion and line manager training.

CIPD Midland’s Region events provide a great opportunity to keep up to date with CIPD issues that may be of interest to you.

The CIPD Midlands region provides a forum for HR and business leaders in both public and private enterprises to network and share information, skills and best practice in the area of Human Resource Management, Employment Law, Employee and Industrial Relations.

To attend this event, please RSVP to midlandscipd@gmail.com by close of business on Wednesday November, 16.

Should you wish to be placed on the distribution list, please contact: Caroline Ward CIPD Midlands Region, by emailing midlandscipd@gmail.com