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Unplanned Absence Wreaks Havoc

According to a survey of 800 retail managers across multiple countries conducted by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, for every 10 hours of in-store labour budgeted, more than one hour is wasted due to staffing misalignment caused by unplanned employee absence.

Article by: Joyce Maroney | Published: 28 October 2018

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Guide to handling sick days

Unfortunately sick days are an unavoidable part of running a business. Having absent employees can feel like productivity and performance stall. Whilst sick leave can cause some days of reduced outputs and overall efficiency, it is actually better for businesses in the long run to encourage staff to take the time off for their health.

Article by: Sarah Musgrove | Published: 10 August 2018

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Pulling a sickie, or something much deeper?

Absence is undoubtedly expensive – Dame Carol Black in her 2008 report Working for a healthier tomorrow estimated the annual economic costs to the UK of 'pulling a sickie' and worklessness associated with working age ill-health to be over £100bn. Contributor Dr Mark Winwood.

Article by: Mark Winwood | Published: 28 June 2018

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Show unplanned absences the red card during the World Cup

The countdown to the World Cup has officially started, and anticipation is growing amongst fans for the tournament in Russia. This year’s tournament is set to be bigger than ever, with the 2014 final attracting an enormous 1 billion viewers. But what does a month-long football festival mean for businesses?

Article by: Paman Singh | Published: 13 June 2018

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Managing sickies during the summer sports season

The World Cup kicks off in Russia on 14th June 2018 – and along with other major summer sporting fixtures, could spark a rise in ‘sporting sickies’. A survey conducted at the start of Euro 2016 suggested that one in five people would be willing to take a sickie to watch a sporting event and with all eyes on England during the World Cup employers need to prepare.

Article by: Adrian Lewis | Published: 8 June 2018

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Leave, absence and GDPR – what you need to know

Leave management, i.e. the administration of annual leave, special leave, sick leave, recuperation of overtime etc., is a routine part of the daily work of Human Resources (HR) departments in EU institutions and bodies. This work includes the collection and processing of personal data (also known as personal information) of staff and sometimes of members of their family.

Article by: Neil McKeever | Published: 30 March 2018

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Absenteeism and alien abduction 

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.

Article by: Blair McPherson | Published: 13 February 2018

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How to Use The Bradford Factor to Manage Employee Absence

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.

Article by: Mairead Walsh | Published: 12 October 2017