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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World Cup 2018: Six goals for employers

16 May 2018

The 2018 World Cup in Russia sees 32 nations taking part in 63 matches from Thursday 14 June until Sunday...

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Technology to drive gig-style working for Tesco staff

8 May 2018

Tesco is implementing new technology that could see its employees working with levels of flexibility more associated with gig economy...

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Toolkit aims to help employers tackle sleep deprivation

19 Jan 2018

Business in the Community and Public Health England have launched a toolkit to help employers reduce the risk of sleep...

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Blue Monday: Prioritise mental health support to reduce absence

15 Jan 2018

On “Blue Monday”, employers have been reminded to make workers’ mental health a priority in order to reduce absenteeism.
Absence...

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HR horrors: How to flee four frightening scenarios

31 Oct 2017

Halloween is upon us, but what are the most common HR horrors and how should employers deal with them? Alexandra...

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Ryanair and Monarch flight disruptions: five issues for employers

6 Oct 2017

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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“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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