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  • Treat everyone the same

  • Use your triggers and disciplinary policy

  • Identify problems

There’s three reasons why you should do absence management.

  1. Ensure consistency with your team. It’s really, really important that everybody is treated the same and that they’re treated fairly. Whether there are 12 absences or 2 absences, it can have a huge impact on the team if that’s not done.
  2. You need to be aware when people hit trigger points. So if they’ve had a certain amount of absences, your disciplinary policy might be instigated.
  3. Tracking absence and monitoring it will allow you to identify if there might be any underlying issues that an employee might need your support with.

Whether you use Bradford Factor, triggers or some other monitoring and scoring system, make sure you have a consistent policy, and that you follow it for everyone.

Do you have questions about absence management?

Give us a call at CUBE HR, we’ll be happy to advise you and we have policies and templates available to meet every HR need.

Why not check out our other blog on the same topic Presenteeism and the Potential Cost to a Business

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