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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.
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...
3 May 2017
Putting together a short-term sickness absence policy can be one of the most daunting tasks an HR professional can face....
3 May 2017
A watertight long-term sickness absence policy can give employees who are off work for an extended period the best chance...
21 Mar 2017
The Court of Appeal has provided guidance on when employers can dismiss an employee on long-term sick leave, in what...
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...
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’...
7 Sep 2016
Stephen Bevan answers questions on evidence-based HR, perverse performance management and how technology is changing work.
19 Aug 2016
Strike action across the rail networks has made it a struggle to get to work for many this summer. What...
21 Jun 2016
ON DEMAND | What happens when employees take holiday, fall sick, or have other reasons that affect their attendance?
2 Jun 2016
High absence rates can have a damaging impact on the health of organisations. This is your chance to benchmark your...
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...
9 May 2016
An employment tribunal held that a nurse was the victim of discrimination arising from disability, after her prospective employer withdrew...
19 Jan 2016
An employer that has identified a pool of employees at risk of redundancy must follow a fair procedure when deciding...
6 Jan 2016
While employment tribunal fees have drastically reduced the number of cases and typical awards for claimants are generally four-figure sums,...