Employee absence can be costly in terms of both lost time and money. In addition to the direct costs of employee absence – paying sick pay and paying someone else to perform the absent employee’s work – high levels of absence can demotivate those employees who have to take on absent employees’ work, cause all-round disruption to productivity. It impacts businesses, managers, and colleagues in ways that range from them having to take on extra work or undertake additional training, to experiencing additional stress and a drop in morale. Absence management means putting strategies, policies, processes, and procedures in place to reduce employee absenteeism due to illness, injury or similar reasons. In addition, it also means having a system in place to properly manage and record absences for accurate payroll processing. This course will help you to understand the different types of absence and Identify ways of measuring absence. It covers why you should complete return-to-work forms and how to conduct effective return-to-work meetings. The course finishes off by explaining the formal processes involved in managing absence and how to apply appropriate policies.
This course will cover the following modules:
The Costs and Impact of Employee Absence
Measuring and Managing Employee Absence
Legislation, Processes, and Pay