Manager guidance and resources on managing drug and alcohol misuse

Manager guidance and resources on managing drug and alcohol misuse


  • Date: Tuesday 15th September 2020
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The CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) have produced a new set of guidance documents and resources to assist with the management of drug and alcohol misuse in the workplace.

The guidance was produced in response to research which found that only 33% of employers provide information to employees on sources of support for drug and alcohol-related problems. The research also found that there is a lack of investment by employers on manager training that would enable them to better support team members.

The free guidance for line managers on how to support an employee who discloses an addition or problem with alcohol or drugs can be accessed here: https://www.cipd.co.uk/Images/drug-alcohol-misuse-guidance-line-managers_tcm18-83087.pdf

The CIPD have also prepared excellent training resources for line managers that include realistic scenarios for manager to discuss and review together. These can be found here: https://www.cipd.co.uk/Images/drug-alcohol-misuse-guidance-line-managers_tcm18-83087.pdf

If you would like further guidance on this subject, then please register for the October HR Midweek masterclass on 28 October 2020 with Manuela here.

Source: Gavin Parrott   


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