“I now know what my
direct report needs”

Line manager, ITV

Line Managers

HOW WE HELP…LINE MANAGERS  

You play a vital role in helping career-breakers in your team make a smooth, effective – and happy – return to work. Here’s how we can help you …

HOW CAN WE SUPPORT YOU?

Managing returners effectively is vital in a business in many ways – it can help your business hold on to the best people, improve employee engagement, and also maximise operational productivity levels.

Senior management may sign up to charters and initiatives promising to look after returning staff, hit targets on promoting and retaining female staff and so on, but ultimately it’s down to you to deliver on these pledges. But many line managers may not feel like they have been fully equipped with the knowledge and skills to manage this delicate area with confidence.

That’s where we come in. As experts and coaches in this specific area, we can support with answers to such key questions as:

  • What’s the best way to keep in touch with currently absent employees?
  • How do I show we’re still thinking about them – without appearing invasive?!
  • What is a KIT (Keep in Touch) day and how do I run one?
  • What is expected from me whilst my team member is on leave, about to return, and then back at work?
  • How can I show the returner I have confidence in their return?

Our Comeback Coaching (for senior employees and their line managers), Comeback Communications and Comeback Community solutions  are designed to give you the answers to all such questions and concerns.

We can work together on an action plan tailored to you and your team – and you’ll come away with learnings that you can take forward to support you with any future returners.

HOW WE’VE HELPED PEOPLE LIKE YOU

“I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the workshop…I came away telling colleagues it made me think. I’m now much more aware of the obstacles people face when coming back to work and I know what I can do to make a difference.”

Mike Sargeant, ITV

WANT TO REQUEST THIS TYPE OF SUPPORT FROM YOUR MANAGEMENT TEAM?

To help you build a business case for this kind of support that you can put in front of your employer, we’ve developed a business case template that you can easily adapt for your situation. Or you can just let us speak to your management team or HR department on your behalf.

Next Steps

Got a question? Get in touch
If you’d like to talk through this some more, request a business case template or put us in touch with your employer, simply call us on 01727 856169 or send us an email.

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