Employee Absence Management
Managing employee absence can be one of the trickiest situations to deal with. You want to show compassion and understanding but you have a business to run. How do you deal with situations where you don't feel the employee absence is genuine? What about lots of odd days of sickness? Then there's sickness when people were on holiday.
There's then different types of absence. What about absence caused by train delays or bad weather?
It can be very tempting to ignore the problem and hope it resolves itself and actually sometimes a wait and see strategy is the right one. But you can reach a point where you feel that something needs to be done.
We can help you.
We can support you in dealing with any employee absence issue you have within your business.
We can either guide you through the absence management process or you can hand the entire absence issue over to us and we’ll investigate and hear the matter on your behalf.
You pay people to do a job and it can be very difficult to deal with situations when they just aren't there. Employee absence can be very frustrating both for you as an employer and for the colleagues of the person who is absent, and it can also be a very emotive subject that requires sensitive handling.
As we said, absence can be caused by a range of different reasons and we can help you deal with problem absence no matter what the cause. Getting guidance on absence is usually advisable as there are a number of employment laws that touch on this area. There's absence linked to disability, absence linked to pregnancy and absence when someone is on holiday that all have special rules associated with them.
The first thing we'll do is talk through the situation with you and understand the problem that you're trying to address. We'll look to see whether there are specific employment laws you need to be considering as well as taking a look at any internal policies you have that may put some constraints around what you are and are not able to do.
Then we'll help you to come up with a plan to move you forward. We can be there every step of the way and help you to prepare for difficult conversations (even have them for you if you'd prefer) and make sure you have the documentation in place that you need.
We can also take a look at your absence policy to make sure that it's putting you in the position possible to manage problem absence in the future.
Service Key Features
- Guidance from an HR professional regarding any legal considerations you need to make in relation to the particular situation you're facing.
- A clear action plan to help you get control of the situation.
- Support in preparing for conversations that can be emotive and difficult.
- The work can be performed either onsite, offsite (by phone and email) or a bit of both.
Our services are from:
- £95 per hour for offsite support (phone and email)
- £120 per hour for onsite work
depending on the work required. We'll speak with you to understand the situation you are looking to manage and the level of support you require. We'll then give you an estimate of the number of hours we expect the matter to take.
Of course, it's always difficult to be completely accurate as you never know what's going to happen when people are involved. We will agree any work before it is performed and keep you updated on the costs as they accrue.
Note: For new clients, we may request a percentage of the fees up front.
Refer to our pricing page for more information.