With workforce absence costing employers an estimated £700 per employee annually, the latest XpertHR research reports on the training provided to line managers to help tackle the issue.
This latest XpertHR research examines the extent of underperformance and its underlying causes, and identifies the most effective ways to tackle the issue.
Coaching programmes can deliver a broad range of valuable benefits - including improved business performance - if they have support at leadership level and the buy-in of employees, according to XpertHR research.
Although eight employers in 10 use line managers as coaches, many have concerns about their competence in this area, according to XpertHR research.
This XpertHR report finds that line manager training is the most important type of stress management training, although only a minority of employers provide such training or undertake risk assessments.
Most employers provide standalone absence management training for managers, using traditional, face-to-face delivery methods, according to this report on our 2011 survey.
Line managers play a central role in implementing HR policies and procedures, but are they up to the task and are they receiving the support that they need?
Training line managers in absence management gives them the confidence to tackle employee sickness and non-attendance issues, and frequently leads to reduced absence rates, according to XpertHR research.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to line manager training.