Do you want to reduce the number of days lost to staff absence?
Do you want to reduce the number of days lost to staff absence? – 13/11/2018
- Are you an employer?
- Have you a member of staff absent from work due to illness?
- Is employee’ absence a significant cost for your business?
- Is your business monitoring that cost?
- How do you manage employees’ absence?
- Do you have a clear procedure for dealing with sickness absence?
- Not sure how to manage sickness related absence?
Employees may need time off for a variety of reasons, from short-term sickness to maternity leave or public duties. Effective absence management seeks to support the needs of employees while providing clear and consistent guidance to avoid unauthorised absence or inappropriate use of sick pay schemes, ultimately helping you reduce the number of days lost to absence.
Developing a clear Absence Management policy can effectively support your business to deal with absence in the workplace.
It is good practice to draw up a policy that outlines clearly what the procedure is when staff members are absent from work. This sets the standard, ensuring employees know what is deemed acceptable and what support is readily available from the employer. Managing staff absence with a clear policy ensures that attendance is dealt with fairly and consistently.
The Absence Management Policy would identify:
- Explain what the notification and certification requirements are when an employee is absent
- Return to work interviews
- Identifying how many absences are acceptable in a specified period
- Set out employee’s entitlement to sick pay and statutory sick pay
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