Medical related excuses are a number one causes of employees failing to report to work. To curb this, in the majority of the work environments, it is necessary for an employee to report back to work with a doctor’s note as a proof that they were not good and that they attended to a medical facility this is to avoid unauthorized excuses for skipping work or the cases where the employee would fail to attend a meeting with a doctor. This not only risks their health, but at the same time, the productivity of the company that they are working with is greatly affected. To avoid this, even where it was evident that the employee was ill, they have to have it as a standard procedure so that all people will comply with it and at the same time ensure that their employees are productive at all times to the best of their ability. The use of a doctor note has in the real sense been of a lot of help to both the employers as they are able to keep the records of their members of staff and at the same time be in a position to know the specific conditions that the employees may be suffering from and this is essential in determining majority of the allotment of work that the human resource team is involved in. Relevant information on the note Other than serving just as a proof that you were ill and attended a health facility for the same reasons, there are a number of uses that it can be used to serve on the side of the employer. Some of the key elements of the note that the employer need to see on a doctor note are; Date of the visit This is crucial in determining that you went to the facility the same day you missed work. This is the basic element that can eliminate consequences as having gone to a doctor prior to or after may not be valid. Therefore, employees need to make sure that the date appearing on the note coincides with the date that they were off so that they can make the note acceptable. Doctor’s name and that of the facility This is an important part of the whole practice as the employer may need to check whether the card is authentic or not. This is because there has been an increased use of fake doctor’s notes and thus it is becoming necessary for verification to be made. It is also good for the employer to inquire something about the employee from their doctors when it does not inflict on confidentiality issues. Condition and recommendations In some cases, the doctor may recommend certain working environment or a favor for the employee in question for a certain period of time. To enact the employer need to know what precisely the employee suffers from so that to pick the most suited job for them given their medical conditions to improve on the productivity.