Research from Group Risk Development*, (GRiD) shows that for the majority of employers staff absence has remained static or is improving, yet 23% of companies still don't record, monitor or manage absence.
GRiD advises that the starting point for absence management is for companies to have an absence policy. Their staff need to know what action to take if absent - such as who to call, and any absence needs to be recorded and monitored. Katharine Moxham, spokesperson for GRiD said: ‘It is important that any absence is recorded so that it can be managed. "There is a lot of noise about absence management, and some employers may be at a loss as to what to do, but a lot of help is available within...
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