How to Manage Short Term Absence in the Workplace

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 19 September 2017
Michelle Ryan
Ronan Daly Jermyn
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I have been experiencing difficulty managing a number of employees with high levels of short-term absences.  How do I handle it?

A key element of managing absence effectively is to ensure that the employer is accurately monitoring and measuring absence levels on an on-going basis.  If not in place already, an Absence Management Policy should be drawn up and communicated to employees.

The Absence Policy should clearly outline the employer’s approach to absenteeism and confirm the entitlements and obligations for all employees, including the steps an employee must take if they cannot get to work, i.e. who they must contact and at what time they must do so.  It is important the

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Michelle Ryan
Ronan Daly Jermyn

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