Line manager training boosts efficacy of absence management
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.
- How manager training can reduce absence rates: the 2011 XpertHR survey Recurrent or long-term employee absences from work can be a major problem for employers, incurring significant costs, and dealing with these can be notoriously challenging.
- Full data from the 2011 survey on line manager absence management training is available from XpertHR Benchmarking.
How employers train line managers in absence management Training line managers in absence management pays dividends, according to research conducted in 2007 by XpertHR, with most employers seeing absence rates cut as a result of organising courses in this area.
Managing stress at work: the 2010 survey Research conducted by XpertHR examines the steps employers are taking to manage and reduce work-related stress, including occupational health provision and counselling.
How to support line managers in dealing with mental health Managers require a certain level of knowledge when dealing with mental health, and occupational health practitioners can provide the necessary support, according to Occupational Health magazine.
Sickness and sick pay: line manager briefing on short-term sickness absence This XpertHR line manager briefing aims to help line managers understand the employment laws that affect short-term absence, their practical implications and how to manage short-term absenteeism effectively.
Sickness and sick pay: line manager briefing on long-term sickness absence This line manager briefing aims to help line managers understand the employment laws that affect long-term sickness absence, their implications, and the benefits of proactive management of sickness absence.