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That means employers, and great managers, have to be open to discussion and innovation to successfully serve their workforce. Most chronic illnesses aren't visible to the untrained eyes. The main issues employers find difficult are delicately handling problems that arise from health concerns, and how to handle an employee's need for substantial time off.
Tips for managing people with hidden disabilities There are a couple of things a responsible employer can consider doing to support staff members with hidden health conditions.
Support for employees with hidden illnesses
The key thing for inclusive employers is to respond quickly and effectively when a problem arises. It can be useful for managers to meet regularly with staff on a one-to-one to have full, frank and confidential conversations about their current situation. You need to consider the barriers your employee has to making a quality contribution. And what you can do to mitigate that. Members of your management team need to understand and consider the needs of their workforce.
Employees need to be fully involved in decisions or planning around their arrangements. After all, only they truly understand what could make things better/easier/smarter for them. See the person. Not the problem.
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