Absence management processes failing businesses


Absence management procedures have not kept pace with technology and the way Britain works, resulting in serious welfare, management and productivity issues, a new report has said.

The research found that the myriad of current approaches were not working, meaning that employers are failing to deal with the full risks that employee absence and ill health bring to the workplace. Ellipse released the Sick Notes, How changes in the workplace and technology demand a rethink of absence management report as part of its group income protection (GIP) product launch. It found that the majority of employers (70%) were relying on non-HR personnel to handle sickness, with half (45%) of managers admitting that their people responsible for absence management were not the best ...

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