Absence management and measurement
This factsheet discusses how to measure sickness absence, the main components of an absence policy, and how to address short- and long-term absence in an organisation.
Employees may need time off work for a variety of reasons, yet not all organisations have a policy to manage this and only a third of employers monitor the cost of absence. Effective absence management is about providing clear and consistent guidance that supports the needs of employees while avoiding unauthorised or inappropriate absence.
This factsheet looks at sickness absence in more details, and offers guidance on how and why organisations should include sickness in their absence policies. There is practical advice on managing short- and long-term sickness absence, and information on the legal position when addressing unacceptable absence.
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