At this time of year employee absenteeism can be on the rise. It’s not the coughs and colds that lead to the “I’m too ill to work” telephone calls, it tends to be more related to sunburn and Pimms! This post looks at how you can deal with this type of absence.
The holiday season has arrived and with it comes office parties, over-indulgence and holiday requests. Managing both planned and unplanned absence at this time of year can create some real headaches for business owners and managers. Here are some tips on managing absence.
Back in March we wrote a post about whether employees could use covert recordings as evidence in Employment Tribunals. However, what about the other way around? Can employers use covert surveillance when an employee is suspected of wrong-doing?
It’s that time of year again when the weather is unpredictable and, when you pull back your curtains to see snow, you know you’re going to receive a flurry of text messages and calls from your staff telling you that they can’t get to work because they are snowed in. What are your options?
Sickness absence is currently costing businesses and the government around £9billion in sick pay and other associated costs, and it has been proven that the longer an employee is off work the less likely they are to make a successful return. Get some tips on managing absence.
From the moment you hire your first employee, you know it’s just a matter of time before you are going to find yourself dealing with a difficult situation, be it dealing with poor performance, frequent short-term absence or a grievance with another employee or the company. Wouldn’t it be better to deal with the situation before it gets to the point where you need to reach for the policies?