Sickness and Absence

Employee absence is a significant cost to many businesses – costing employers on average nine working days for every member of staff per year.

There are many reasons why people take time off work. These can be categorised as:

  • Short term sickness absence (un-certificated, self-certified or covered by a Doctor’s certificate)
  • Long-term sickness absence
  • Unauthorised sickness absence or persistent lateness
  • There are several steps and management techniques that can be used to help manage sickness and absence thus reducing this cost to the business

We can make recommendations and implement techniques to combat this problem, including:

  • Conducting an HR audit to understand how much absence is costing your business.
  • Advise on areas to improve staff attendance rates
  • Creating robust policies and procedures on sickness to help staff understand their rights
  • Help you to manage existing absence issues and recommend appropriate employee issue resolution
  • Guidance on improving morale and well-being within your business
  • Implement HR / absence management software to help you track & manage the issue

“Bespoke HR has been a great support to our company as it has grown and handled issues of different kinds as they have arisen. Their pragmatic approach and sound advice are attributes that have provided us with great confidence in the business over the years.”
Jillian Riddle
HR & Administration Manager, Impax Asset Management Group PLC

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