Managing Absence From Work

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 23 April 2020
Louise McAloon
Worthingtons Solicitors
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Managing sickness absence is an essential function for employers and effective management can help boost productivity and employee well-being. Effective strategies should both help employees stay in work and return to work, but also provide support for them when they are unable to attend work. The CIPD reported in their Health and Well-Being at Work 2019 survey that the average level of employee absence in this reporting year (5.9 days per employee per year, or 2.6% of working time lost) was the lowest ever recorded. However, unsurprisingly, the CIPD reported that mental ill health is increasingly prevalent as a cause of both short-and long-term absence.

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Louise McAloon
Worthingtons Solicitors

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