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Absence Management Policy

What is Absence Management Policy?

Absence Management Policy is used to decrease the number of absences availed by employees by making the policies and rules regarding absenteeism. If these policies are not formed, then staff absence can lead to increased losses and inefficiency within the organization. For instance, cutting out two days salary for availing one absent without informing.

These kinds of policies help in reducing the workload on other employees who work on behalf of absent employees and also increase the productivity of the workplace.

To get the absent management policies to work efficiently, the organization must convey these policies to the employees in a clear manner. The workforce must know that what the organization is expecting from them regarding time and attendance.

The provision of reasonable off time, sick leaves, parental leaves, time in lieu, caregiver leaves, work from remote places while sickness; and networking opportunities with colleagues while on any type of leave(s), all paves a way for the employees' better and feasible working conditions giving a breathing space, but at the same time not compromising on the organizational productivity, is a vital part of any absent management policy. The employees can be better offered financial or nonfinancial, intrinsic (nontangible reward like new training opportunities, memberships of certain pivotal teams, etc.) or extrinsic rewards (tangibles such as financials, outdoor tours, and promotions, etc.) in case of good attendance records, can be a better HR Policy for employee absence management, as the other side of the coin.

Research on absence management and its policy making says that employers must have clarity towards:

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