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Best practice absence policy: how to manage exceptions

Your absence policy should be a blueprint for managers to follow but not so rigid that there is no space for discretion. Discretion doesn’t mean that managers should be able to pick
and choose when to implement the policy. Quite the opposite, meetings and discussions should be held on all occasions.
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How to: Set absence targets to achieve good attendance

Effective absence management is highly dependent on good communication, specifically communication between management and employees. If the employee is honest and punctual in updating the employer on the status of their health or personal situation, the employer can help and manage the situation for a swift return to work and minimal impact on the remaining employees. This can result in good attendance and better absence metrics.

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What’s your New Year’s resolution?

Half-way through January, most people have by now broken their New Year’s resolutions. When it comes to companies, however, it seems that not many made any resolutions in the first place. A recent AXA survey revealed that only 26% of small businesses have set New Year’s resolutions. Which is a shame because not only can they instil a sense of direction and purpose but they can ensure motivation and encourage productivity. Continue reading