Managing An Unauthorised Absence From Work 

An office with an unoccupied desk, indicating an unauthorised absence from work.

Employees taking unauthorised absences from work is a concern that plagues all businesses.

Often, these unexpected absences can be addressed without much ado. They’re either one-offs or come with a justified reason. However, there are times when they hint at a larger issue, necessitating a structured response.

In this post, we’ll explore deeper into managing such absences. Allowing you to understand their root causes, and the steps you should consider when confronting this challenge.

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Do You Need a Menopause Policy at Work?

Woman at work with menopause

Menopause is likely to affect half of your employees during their working life. Understanding the symptoms can help you reduce sick days for women. There are several ways you can help employees – but do you need a menopause policy at work? In this blog, we take a look at the impact of menopause and how you can help women at work.

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When Working From Home Doesn’t Work

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Working from home is now the norm. It has disrupted the way that people work for many businesses. And for some employers, 2020 has put to rest any fears about productivity when staff are working away from the office.

Whether working from home works for your business or is a temporary fix to exceptional circumstances, how your staff feel about remote work may not be all positive.

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What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of the Bradford Factor?

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Exploring the advantages and disadvantages of the Bradford Factor reveals its complex role in absence management.

The Bradford Factor is a tool that quantifies the duration and frequency of employee absences, employing a formula to generate a score highlighting patterns that may indicate underlying issues within your workforce.

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An Employers Guide to Sickness Policies

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A well-crafted sickness policy is the cornerstone of a healthy, transparent workplace environment. It sets clear expectations and outlines procedures for managing absences due to illness, offering a structured pathway that ensures consistency and fairness across your team. 

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We Need to Talk about Good Mental Health

We Need to Talk about Good Mental Health

Guest post by Graeme Mills of

It is estimated that mental health costs businesses in the UK £35 billion per year. It’s a figure so big, it seems almost meaningless. However, this promotes only a one-dimensional view of mental health; focussing on the negative aspects of mental health rather than the opportunities and business advantages by providing, promoting and facilitating ‘good mental health’ in your organisation.

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What is The Bradford Factor?

We occasionally get asked by our customers how The Bradford Factor works, and how they can use it within The Holiday Tracker to manage sickness absence. We made this video to help.

If you’d like to try it for yourself, sign up for a 7-day free trial, or book a demo.

If you prefer to read about The Bradford Factor, we also have a blog post containing the same info as the video.

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