Article Database - Topic: 'Absenteeism' - Keyword: 'Absence management'

 
Calling employees who are long-term sick Publication date: 22.10.2019
Article database » Sickness absence » Sickness absence
In the past two years 43% of employers have had staff off work sick for more than four weeks. If one of your employees is on long-term sick leave, what are the rules concerning ongoing telephone contact?
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Insist on sickness absence reports by phone Publication date: 26.02.2019
Article database » Sickness absence » Absenteeism
Apparently, 20% of employees don’t understand why they must personally phone their line manager when they are off sick. They think they should be able to send an e-mail or text instead. Why is phone reporting so important?
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How to deal with the “job ghosting” trend Publication date: 15.01.2019
Article database » Absenteeism » Absence management
Apparently, there has been a sharp rise in job ghosting. This is where an employee disappears without any notice or contact. If it looks like you’ve been ghosted by one of your employees, how should you handle it?
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Why disclose your sickness absence costs? Publication date: 09.10.2018
Article database » Sickness absence » Absence rates
To discourage unnecessary sickness absence in your workplace, you could advise employees how much it costs you each year. Why might this help and how should this information be issued?
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Not back from annual leave as return flight cancelled Publication date: 21.09.2018
Article database » Working time » Annual leave
An employee has sent an e-mail saying they’ll be a few days late returning to work from annual leave as their flight back to the UK has been cancelled. As they say it’s not their fault, what should you do now?
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Managing World Cup 2018 fever Publication date: 10.05.2018
Article database » Absenteeism » Absence management
Between 14 June and 15 July 2018 some of your staff will be gripped by World Cup fever. What headaches could this create and how can you manage them effectively?
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Sickness absence with a silver lining Publication date: 01.06.2017
Article database » Absenteeism » Absence management
Sickness absence with a silver lining..The statistics. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), in 2016 approximately 137.3 million working days were lost due to sickness or injury. This is a pretty high figure but there’s definitely a silver lining for employers. The 137.3 million lost working days equates to just 4.3 days per worker...
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Absent but do you know why? Publication date: 03.11.2016
Article database » Time off » Time off work
Absent but do you know why?..That’s worrying. Group Risk Development has conducted research into staff absence rates and found that, on average, they have either improved or remained static over the last year. However, its research revealed one area of concern: apparently, 23% of employers still don’t record or monitor employee absence. If this...
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11 July 2016 is the perfect day for a sickie! Publication date: 28.06.2016
Article database » Sickness absence » Sickness absence
11 July 2016 is the perfect day for a sickie!..Sporting events. Sunday 10 July 2016 is an important date in the sporting calendar. Firstly, we have the last day of Wimbledon where the men’s final, which is always a popular event, is scheduled to start at 2.00pm. This is followed by the Euro 2016 cup final - that football match is due to commence at...
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Holiday dates refused, taking the time off anyway Publication date: 23.05.2016
Article database » Misconduct » Disciplinary action
An employee recently submitted a holiday request which you rejected for legitimate business reasons. However, she’s now informed you that she will be taking that time off anyway. What should you do now?
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