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May 4, 2016

Staff Absence Management - Are you tackling short term absences effectively?

It’s inevitable that your employees will at some point during their employment be absent due to illness. Most ailments last only a day or so - some a week or two - but the policy you have in place for managing absences, your contractual entitlement to sick pay and how you manage absences will all determine the level of impact on the organisation.

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May 4, 2016

Contacting an employee while on sick could lead to breach of contract

In the recent case of Private Medical Intermediaries (PMI) Ltd and others v Hodkinson the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled that contacting an employee who was off sick with non-urgent issues had contributed to her decision to resign and therefore upheld her claim for constructive unfair dismissal.

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April 27, 2016

False claim of sickness found to be gross misconduct

An employee falsely claiming to be unfit for work can reasonably be classed as gross misconduct according to the recent ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

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January 20, 2016

Do you know the true cost of absence?

Every year the CIPD run an annual survey report on Absence Management. The report this year was the 16th national survey to be carried out covering 1.5 million employees from 578 organisations. It found that the average employee absence level has increased slightly compared with last year, from 6.6 to 6.9 days per employee, but that there were greater variations across sectors.

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January 13, 2016

SAM Absence Quiz - How well do you know the process?

Take our Absence Quiz and see how much you know about the absence process and learn what areas you could improve.

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January 13, 2016

Staff Absence Management – 7 point action plan

7 simple points to help you get on top of absence management.

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December 18, 2015

Are you managing staff absence effectively? Here’s our top tips for using monitoring rounds

Read our top tips on how to use monitoring rounds and triggers to manage absence effectively.

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December 18, 2015

How to add documents to an employee's record in SAM

Step by Step Guide on how to add documents to an employee's record in SAM

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October 23, 2015

Absence management: What's the point of triggers?

Significant cost savings can be made through effective absence management, which may include setting targets and 'triggers'. Research has shown that eight out of ten employers who set overall company targets think they are a successful tool in managing absence. Read our article on how to apply triggers.

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