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One of the main tools used in effective absence management is accurate measurement of the absence of employees due to sickness. Consistently acting on absence triggers that have been reached has been proven to reduce absence levels, while having an absence target in place works as part of an overall absence management programme.
This XpertHR “how to” guide explores how employers can set absence triggers and decide if an absence target is required and, if it is, what that target should be.
One of the most effective means of improving short-term sickness absence management is by ensuring line managers take an active role - accurately monitoring and measuring when members of their team are absent and proactively managing this absence through the use of return-to-work interviews.
This XpertHR line manager briefing looks at the law and good practice on short-term absence, including monitoring absence, absence reviews and instigating formal action.
When having to select individuals for redundancy from a pool of employees, the criteria adopted and the manner in which those criteria are applied are crucial both to conducting a fair redundancy procedure and, ultimately, to achieving a fair dismissal.
This XpertHR “how to” guide steers employers through the process of choosing and applying redundancy selection criteria.
An employer’s first instinct may be to fight a tribunal claim - but this may not always be the most cost effective route to resolution.
This XpertHR “how to” guide provides practical guidance on the issues to consider when making the tricky decision to fight a claim or settle.
A properly conducted investigation is key to a fair disciplinary process - and particularly important where dismissal is a possible sanction.
This XpertHR “how to” guide provides practical guidance on ensuring a full and fair disciplinary investigation.