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The most effective ways of managing absence: the 2009 IRS survey

Author: Neil Rankin

The detailed workings of employers' attendance management initiatives are explored in this IRS survey, looking at which methods are used, their effectiveness and the tangible benefits that such initiatives provide in terms of reduced sickness absence rates.

Key points

  • This IRS survey shows the initiatives that 149 employers are using to improve absence management, highlights which methods have been particularly effective, and analyses what impact they have had on sickness absence rates.