Premier Foods helps its sick staff on road back to health

Chubb, Laura
September 2007
People Management;9/20/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 19, p14
The article reports on the improvement of the absence levels at Premier Foods' Sarson's vinegar plant in Middleton, Lancashire, England when the company has revamped its occupational health procedures. Sickness absence at the plant has fallen from 10% a month to less than 3% following a drive to help staff get fit for work faster. According to HR adviser Amy Brown, there is a lot of manual work at the plant and long-term sickness means loss of skills.


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