Managing absence can be a challenge for many employers. Employee absenteeism puts significant strain on an organisation, in terms of costs, productivity and additional burden on colleagues. Balancing the health and welfare needs of staff with robust and fair procedures which ensure employees don’t take advantage of unclear policy is essential for the overall productivity of a workplace.
Keeping people at work and helping them get back to work as soon as possible can help maintain an employee’s health and wellbeing and improve organisational effectiveness.
The event will help you develop an action plan including having the ‘difficult conversation’, explore looking after the health and wellbeing of your employees and consider an overall approach to absence by linking attendance to job design, good employment relations, health and safety, flexible working and effective disciplinary procedures.