Short Term Absence Support Package
It is important to monitor an employee’s short-term absences to enable issues to be identified, such as high levels or particular absence patterns. An accurate record of sickness absence levels is essential to the management of sickness absence.
What The People Shed provide:
- Up to 1-hour telephone advice with a dedicated HR Manager
- All required templates and letters for employee
- Managing Absence Guide for a business owner
Most companies are all too aware of the direct cost of sickness absence – statutory sick pay, occupational sick pay, paying overtime, and temporary cover. But there is also the knock-on (indirect) effects:
Lowers morale – Staff will often have to cover for absent colleagues, making their workloads shoot up and causing morale to fall.
Leads to mistakes – If staff is having to cover other people’s jobs, it can lead to mistakes which can jeopardise relationships with customers.
Lower productivity – If employees are regularly calling in sick, it can delay projects and mean there is no consistency within teams, leading to low productivity levels. Even those who rarely have sick days can suffer from low motivation if their colleagues are regularly absent.
Benefits of getting it right:
- Save your business money and time by managing staff absence effectively within your business while adhering to and following legal guidelines and legislation.
- Extending a probationary period gives you more time to understand whether the employee is right for your business and costs your business nothing.
- Employees that have a process outlined to them from the start of their employees are more likely to perform better for your business.
Benefits of having key policies in place in your business:
- Stay away from tribunals and save your business money and time.
- Giving your staff clear guidelines as to how occasions of short-term absence are managed in your business increases feelings of fairness in your business.
- Businesses that have clear and legally sound people management policies in their business are more likely to thrive and attract the right talent into their business.
Benefits of communicating the process and policy to staff:
- Clear expectations from both sides
- Having robust, legally up-to-date policies and practices your business can trust in means saving money and staying away from the dreaded tribunal.
- Communicating policies to staff increase the feeling of fairness and transparency with employees which can foster increased motivation, performance, and engagement in your business.