It doesn't really matter whether the line manager thinks the reason for absence was genuine but if you want to make a dramatic impact on the statistics then dismiss those on long term sick. Contributor Blair McPherson former Director of Community Services and author.
Published: 13 February 2018
Managers therefore monitor scores so that if an employee hits a certain score/trigger point,further investigation or action can be taken.This in itself can act as a deterrent to employees who do take absence for non-genuine reasons. A number of organisations have reported that absence is reduced when Bradford scores are first introduced, which may be due to the use of this system, as a visible warning and deterrent to employees.
Published: 12 October 2017
We all know that days off due to sickness and injury can create problems with meeting deadlines and schedules, maintaining ... View Article
Published: 28 September 2017
Yet the latest Office of National Statistics figures tell us that on average in 2016 there were just 4.3 days lost per worker due to sickness or injury in the UK.
Published: 25 September 2017
Headlines have been awash with talk of the January blues and the effect that the post-Christmas gloomy winter has once again had on workplace morale, motivation and mood. But if recent CIPD statistics are anything to go by, this topic should not just be of interest in the New Year.
Published: 3 February 2016
Generous bosses across the UK will allow employees to escape the transport scrum and leave their desks early to watch the Rugby World Cup 2015.
Published: 3 September 2015
Absenteeism costs the UK nearly £30bn annually and equates to more than 7 days lost per person. Flexible working rights encourage a 38 per cent drop in absenteeism and benefit businesses to a value of £55.8 million. 66 percent of HR executives desire real-time information about absenteeism across their organisations – while 54 per cent would appreciate alerts to new figures and trends as they become available.
Published: 23 January 2015
As an independent Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, offering return to work services and sickness absence management, I have a particular interest in return to work planning.
Published: 19 August 2014
According to CIPD, the professional body for HR, the annual cost of sickness absence has climbed to almost £29 billion for UK organisations (http://www.cipd.co.uk, July 2013).
Published: 14 August 2014
The first Monday in February (known colloquially as 'National Sickie Day') is the day that has
Published: 13 August 2014