Absence Management Articles

  • Coronavirus absence tips
    by Annie Litchfield on Monday 9th March, 2020

    With the recent outbreak of the coronavirus I’ve noticed that there seems to be two types of people: the catastrophisers and the minimizers. Those that are dashing to the shops to buy up all the hand sanitizer, soap and bleach and the others that are simply just getting on with normal life and aren’t worried one little bit until it comes knocking on their door. Which camp do you sit in?

  • Would you know what to do if someone went AWOL?
    by Annie Litchfield on Monday 9th March, 2020

    It can be terribly frustrating when this happens as you just don’t know what’s going on with the employee: Are they OK? Will they be coming back? Should you get a replacement?

  • What will you do today to make an impact on your absence management?
    by Annie Litchfield on Tuesday 25th February, 2020

    The Office for National Statistics estimated that 141.4 million working days were lost because of sickness or injury in the UK in 2018, the equivalent to 4.4 days per worker. For SME’s the impact is significant as they do not have the infrastructures that larger organisations have to cover the absence. Absence affects productivity, demotivates other employees and ultimately costs money. The impact can be far reaching.

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