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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

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HR must be absence management savvy all year round

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.

Article by: | Published: 3 February 2016

The HRDirector Features

Businesses still struggle to measure the cost of absenteeism

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.

Article by: | Published: 23 January 2015

The HRDirector Features

Devising a suitable return to work plan

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.

Article by: | Published: 19 August 2014