3 Essential Steps to Effective Absence Management
According to the 2016 CIPD Annual Survey Report, absence levels and the cost of absence are down. In fact, the average level of employee absence – 6.3 days per employee – and the overall median cost of absence per employee – £522 – is down from previous years. And, although the causes of absence remain unchanged – including minor illness, stress, and acute mental ill health and medical conditions – absence is under better control than ever before.
My employee has gone AWOL. What can I do?
How to Make Sure that Sick Pay Doesn't Become Sick Leave
People get ill all of the time but you need to make sure your staff aren’t abusing any sick pay benefits you offer.
According to the latest research, the average UK worker is absent from work for 8.4 days a year, costing businesses around £12 billion, which works out around £600 per employee per year. The absence of your workers not only cost your business money but also negatively impacts productivity, so it’s understandable that you want to take action to deal with it
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As a business owner or manager, you will have encountered absence concerns in your organisation, whether it is short-term, persistent or long-term absence.
Absence has a detrimental impact on businesses, particularly SMEs where the impact is greater as other colleagues are left to pick up the work, which in turn affects the customer. I see this first hand with existing clients and other business owners I speak to.
Flexible Working During The Euros and The Olympics
The London Olympics will be a “watershed moment” that embeds widespread flexible working practices in the UK, the Family and Parenting Institute charity has said.
According to the charity, the adoption of family friendly flexi-time by a large number of employers during the 2012 Games will leave a legacy that lasts long after the sporting celebrations have ended.