Staff Absence Management
Are you dealing with absence in your workplace? Managers and business owners have to deal and contend with absence from staff throughout the year for various reasons. In fact, according to the latest statistics, the average absence rate per employee in the UK is 5.8 days. Yes, that’s 5.8 days per year. Staff absence can have a major impact on all types of businesses ranging from your typical 5-person business to larger organisations with hundreds of employees. In this latest guide, we are going to be outlining the best steps to implement staff absence management in ways that work well for both employers and employees. It’s important for managers to have a staff absence management strategy in place so that all employees are treated fairly.
Reasons For Absence
There are many reasons that a member of staff may be absent from work. Apart from holiday entitlement, an employee may be absent from the workplace for the following reasons;-
- Short-term or long-term medical conditions (physical and mental illness).
- Bereavement of a loved one or close friend.
- Pregnancy-related illnesses or check-up appointments at the hospital.
- Sudden and unexpected illnesses.
- Emergency appointments.
- Other personal issues.