Absence from work is a perennial problem, whether it’s frequent short term absences or long term health problems. Whatever from it takes, employers often find absence difficult to deal with, particularly where an employee suffers from disability.
Research has shown that the average worker in the UK is absent from work for 8.4 days a year which costs UK businesses £12 billion a year. That’s an average of over £600 per employee per year. Plus, absence of your workers also has an impact on productivity, so it’s important to take early action to deal with it.
We have put together a brief article on what to consider when you are dealing with absent employees and the kind of systems and controls that are worth putting in place. You can access the article here.
We are also running an employment workshop on this subject on 13 September, details of which can be found here.