Tackling employees’ sick leave

The recession has highlighted the importance of a defined sick-leave policy, as companies can’t afford to have staff off for long, writes Dermot Corrigan

20th February, 2010

Employers working with reduced staff numbers in more difficult markets are taking decisive action to cut down on sick days, according to Helena Broderick, managing consultant of Collier Broderick Management Consultants.

‘‘Companies are getting smarter about policies, procedures, systems and measuring to make sure they get their absence rates down as low as possible,” Broderick said. ‘‘They need all their people to deliver to the highest possible performance levels at present.” Research shows that absenteeism...

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