ATTENDANCE MANAGEMENT

Last year (2019) absenteeism cost the UK economy £18 billion.

Reports predict that this cost will increase to £21 billion in 2020, and £26 billion in 2030. Right now, studies suggest that each employee costs businesses approximately £500 a year in absentee costs.

This standard focuses on all aspects of attendance management including:-

  • A clear attendance management policy is in place and procedures are known to staff
  • Return to work interviews are conducted and recorded with concerns /appropriate support recorded and provided.
  • Absence rates and causes are collected and monitored
  • The organisation is familiar with and understands the fit for
    work and sick notes.
  • Absence trends are monitored, and specific programmes address the issues identified to prevent further absence

ATTENDANCE MANAGEMENT

Level 1 – has two criteria sections
Level 2 – has two criteria sections
Level 3 – has one criteria sections


This standard focuses very much on the leadership of your organisation showing a consistent approach to encouraging employee wellbeing. It will ask you to ensure you have fully assessed your needs and priorities around health and work.

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