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When Fiona Southworth took the head of site HR role at Heinz Kitt Green, the business was facing industrial action for the first time in its history. In this interview with Advantage Resourcing’s Michael Oliver, Fiona reveals how she dropped Kitt Green’s absence level to 2.5%.
Posted by Advantage Resourcing on 04/06/2013
The introduction of Cascade HR software has resulted in an 18% fall in absenteeism at Leeds Housing Concern. Operational support manager Frank Vaughan explains.
Posted by Cascade HR Ltd on 29/06/2012
This is a three-part series on managing sickness absence. In this article Kate Watson of Curtis Law LLP, Plymouth, shall look at the development of good policy, problem absences and 'presenteeism.
Posted by HRzone on 17/05/2012
Managing sickness absence can be a minefield for employers: time consuming, costly, disruptive to the business and potentially risky. Here are some of the issues to bear in mind when dealing with employees on sick leave and how to avoid some of the potential pitfalls.
Posted by Squire Sanders (Hammonds) LLP on 05/08/2011
What are the options available to employers when an unexpected event prevents employees from getting to their desks such as adverse weather and snow?
Posted by Spring Law Limited on 03/12/2010
Melanie Summers explores what is meant by vocational rehabilitation and considers the cost benefits and advantages of using these services to manage long term absence and return to work.
Posted by Chartis Insurance UK Limited on 18/11/2010
Simon Macpherson discusses the problems posed by unscheduled workplace absence and how employers can measure this using workplace management systems.
Posted by Kronos UK on 19/07/2010
Where employers are looking to become leaner due to the current economic climate, there are likely to be implications for the entire workforce; increased workloads and levels of uncertainty. It's vital that absences are minimised so that employees are only absent from work when they are too ill or injured. Organisations need to reiterate this message to all employees, alongside the impact that unnecessary absences can have on individuals, their colleagues, team and organisation as a whole.
Posted by Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University on 19/07/2010
Managers should not be afraid to tackle sickness absence as sidelining the issue can often be the cause of many of the problems so how can you equip them to deal with the challenges of absence management, from the handling of ad hoc short-term absence through to long-term.
Posted by DLA Piper on 19/07/2010
Dr Fiona Robson offers some key issues for employers to consider as they manage staff interest in the World Cup.
Posted by Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University on 23/06/2010