3 Essential Steps to Effective Absence Management

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,...

My employee has gone AWOL. What can I do?

We get asked HR related questions every day and each week we will be sharing our top question of the week that we have been asked here at The HR Booth.In this week’s question of the week, Alistair explains what to do when an employee goes AWOL. Question One of my...

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...

FREE eBook: How to conduct a return to work interview

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...

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...