Second in our monitoring rounds series – Louis is a young pup with a pregnant partner. He has previously had very little time off but more recently his absence has been increasing. He has taken time off for Antenatal appointments and also had some time off for sickness so, overall, it looks like quite a lot altogether. You realise you need to monitor Louis’ absences and address any potential issues but you’re not sure how to manage the situation when there are different types of absence.
Death is a sensitive issue and one which we all deal with differently. As an employer, we need to deal with all bereavements sensitively but what works for one person may not work for another. By law, all employees are entitled to a reasonable amount of time off work to deal with bereavement. But what is reasonable? It can be very different for each individual, depending on the circumstances. As an employer, do you know how you would support your employees through a difficult time? Here are the key facts you should be aware of when dealing with Bereavement leave.
In the first of our series on absence management and how to use monitoring rounds, meet Sybil! Sybil a loyal dog and Grandma to many puppies had a lot of time off sick after catching illnesses off her grand-puppies. Read how you should approach this case.
Holding welfare meetings with staff can often highlight concerns before they become an issue. Managers can often spot when an employee is struggling, but sometimes they end up waiting for something to happen in order to invoke a formal process (whether that be formal absence monitoring, grievance process or a disciplinary). Read how to utilise welfare meetings.
SAM is always trying to help improve wellbeing and promote a healthy workplace, so here’s a mean green recipe from SAM, courtesy of our wellbeing coach.
Just a quarter of organisations achieved their 2014 target to reduce staff absence, so what more could they have done? The top ten most common causes of short-term absence, according to the CIPD Absence Management Survey 2015, are listed below with our top tips next to them for how to reduce this type of absence.