The direct cost of absence is currently £522 per employee per year. While minor illnesses are still the most common cause of short-term illness, the number of people absent due to stress and mental health issues has risen in the past 12 months (Source CIPD 2016 Absence Survey). Therefore effective absence management will support the needs of employees help you avoid unauthorised absence or inappropriate use of sick pay schemes.
This HR Guide on attendance management takes a look at sickness absence and its implications for sme’s.
Within the Free Guide we offer you Guidance tips on how smaller organisations can measure, manage and take control of short and long-term absence and the associated costs.