Absence is a direct cost to any business.
This is in terms of sick pay and in terms of loss of productivity and the impact on other members of staff.
Monitoring absence is the first step in reducing absence. Addressing absence situations promptly (either short-term or long-term absence) will also help minimise absence and keeps you in control of the situation.
Practical HR can help with any absence situations. Where appropriate we will work with our Occupational Health advisers so they can provide medical advice, to allow a situation to be progressed.