As we all have ever-demanding lives with differing priorities, requests for leave may be mounting up for different reasons. Are you ready to deal with these requests? More importantly, as an employer, do you know your rights to refuse 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.
Do all your employees get on? Do they have grievances with each other? Are you aware of these issues before they become a big problem?
Have you seen an increase in your absence rates this winter? Did you find it hard to get up and out of bed today? Did your employees just want to stay at home today? Are we all suffering with the “Winter Blues”?
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.