Absence

The management of employee absence and the benchmarking of absence rates is a key issue for employers. Employers need to maximise the days that your employees come to work and minimise the number of days that they are absent.

Apart from the potential cost of absence within an organisation, there are also issues around motivation of staff, disruption to the business, an adverse effect on customer service levels, and loss of productivity, profitability and business.


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Ryanair and Monarch flight disruptions: five issues for employers

The cancellation of thousands of scheduled Ryanair flights and the collapse of airline Monarch will have an impact in the...

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Absence rates on the rise, according to XpertHR

21 Aug 2017

Employee absence has gone up to a median of 6.6 days per employee, rising to 9.1 days in the public...

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Short-term sickness absence policy: a 15-step guide for HR

3 May 2017

Putting together a short-term sickness absence policy can be one of the most daunting tasks an HR professional can face....

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Long-term sickness absence policy: a 16-step guide for HR

3 May 2017

A watertight long-term sickness absence policy can give employees who are off work for an extended period the best chance...

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Long-term sick leave dismissals: court guidance on borderline cases

21 Mar 2017

The Court of Appeal has provided guidance on when employers can dismiss an employee on long-term sick leave, in what...

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How do your absence levels compare?

6 Mar 2017

Is your organisation’s absence level high or low? Do you know how it compares to your competitors?
Last year’s survey...

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Sickness absence rates remain stable

7 Oct 2016

Absence rates continued to remain stable during 2015, XpertHR’s annual sickness absence benchmarking survey has revealed.
Employees took 5.8 days’...

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Bevan: "I’m a bit of a cynic about benchmarking. It’s a little like driving a car by looking through the rear-view mirror"

“HR professionals are still the people who tell you that you can’t do something”

7 Sep 2016

Stephen Bevan answers questions on evidence-based HR, perverse performance management and how technology is changing work.

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Dealing with commuter disruption caused by strikes

19 Aug 2016

Strike action across the rail networks has made it a struggle to get to work for many this summer. What...

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The webinar will look at all forms of leave, genuine or not.

Leave and absence: managing attendance fairly (webinar)

21 Jun 2016

ON DEMAND | What happens when employees take holiday, fall sick, or have other reasons that affect their attendance?

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Take part in the UK’s largest absence survey

2 Jun 2016

High absence rates can have a damaging impact on the health of organisations. This is your chance to benchmark your...

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Employers’ guide to Euro 2016: six ways to avoid an own goal

24 May 2016

How to make Euro 2016 work for you: the employers' guide to managing absence, avoiding discrimination and maintaining productivity during this summer's football...

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Employer withdrew job offer due to sickness absence

9 May 2016

An employment tribunal held that a nurse was the victim of discrimination arising from disability, after her prospective employer withdrew...

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Seven tips for preparing a redundancy selection criteria matrix

19 Jan 2016

An employer that has identified a pool of employees at risk of redundancy must follow a fair procedure when deciding...

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Expensive employment tribunal awards: six-figure sums in 2015

6 Jan 2016

While employment tribunal fees have drastically reduced the number of cases and typical awards for claimants are generally four-figure sums,...

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