We receive a lot of questions each month about various aspects of HR and managing absence, so this month we thought it might be useful to share some of our responses with you. Read our responses to our top three recent questions.
We’re delighted to share some of the new features coming up in SAM over the next week or so. We’re always listening to feedback and trying to make improvements that will make absence management even easier. Take a look.
We’ve recently shared some great news with schools who have had SAM over a year. Across the first ten schools that started with SAM in May last year, 1883 days of absence have been saved. A fantastic achievement. Take a look at our school report showing how absence has decreased for schools using SAM effectively.
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.