How to manage sickness absence

How to manage sickness absence

15 July 2022

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Sickness Absence Challenges

According to the Office for National Statistics, an estimated 149.3 million working days were lost because of sickness or injury in the UK in 2021, that’s the equivalent to 4.6 days per worker.

Sickness absence therefore presents a number of challenges for employers. Some challenges can include cost, the ability to cover absent staff, the impact on clients and customer service. More importantly, it can cause challenges with how to actually manage sickness absence.

Record, Monitor, Resolve

HRX provides your business with absence management solutions so that absenteeism can be recorded, monitored and resolved.

When a member of staff is absent it’s important to record this information. If you’re currently not recording absence at all or if your notes are made in a diary or on a spreadsheet that’s messy, it won’t provide you with easily accessible data and won’t allow you to see if and where you have absence issues.

By using HRX’s simple absence recording tool, you’re starting down the path of effective absence management. Who is absent, when and why can be quickly and easily recorded in the software and the absence will then show on your management dashboard.

When the absent colleague returns you can close down the absence and use the return to work form from the HRX Knowledge Base. This ensures that the member of staff is well enough to be back in work and you to ask all the right questions to look after their wellbeing. You can then upload the form to the employee’s record and review in the future if needed.

HRX’s absence management solutions don’t just stop at recording though. Reporting on absence is crucial to gain added insight into any individual or team issues. Our absence reports will help you to identify trends and patterns of absence. They will keep you informed about staff who have hit your absence triggers. They will also highlight any issues so that you can get ahead of them and resolve them.

HRX Can Help

By using HRX as your absence management software, you are applying a fair and consistent approach to absence management. This creates an efficient process that has employee wellbeing at its heart. Sign up now for a free 30 day trial and feel better about sickness.


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