TITLE

LINE MANAGERS ARE AWARE OF THEIR ROLE IN HANDLING ABSENCE, BUT LACK SUPPORT

AUTHOR(S)
Robson, Fiona
PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
People Management;8/23/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 17, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the findings of a study which discussed the role of line managers in managing absences. The study was part of a bigger project that involves 10 local authorities investigating the causes of sickness absence in their adult services departments. Absence policies and procedures were analyzed with the absence data of the organization. It demonstrated that majority of line managers has a clear understanding of their own role and how they needed to work alongside with others.
ACCESSION #
26503886

 

Related Articles

  • Dealing with the no-show employee. Douglas, Jo // NZ Business;Jul2008, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p76 

    The article offers advice for business leaders on dealing with absenteeism in the workplace. Leaders are advised to try and understand the causes, which may be personal or work related or a combination of both. They could also consider whether the issue is wider than just one employee; there...

  • Health care available to more workers.  // NMPRO - Nursery Management & Production;Jul2004, Vol. 20 Issue 7, p18 

    Reports on the launching of the Seasonal Worker Healthcare Assistance Plan for green industry members by the American Nursery and Landscape Association in the U.S. Improvement of recruiting and lower turnover; Enhancement of personnel management; Reduction of absenteeism.

  • Lowest absence rates are down to senior managers. Reade, Quentin // Personnel Today;7/1/2003, p47 

    A CBI survey finds that absence rates fall when senior managers are put in charge. The Absence and Labour Turnover 2003 survey of 550 respondents finds that line managers are responsible for absence management in 70 per cent of the organisations surveyed. However, the lowest rates of absence are...

  • One Sick Day Too Many. DeFatta, Michele // OfficePro;Mar2001, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p22 

    Presents guidelines in managing excessive absences among employees. Importance of employee orientation on the company's policy and expectations; Consistency in attendance policies; Advantages of open communication between the management and employees. INSET: Will an Alternative Work...

  • Festive fallout. Golding, Nick // Personnel Today;12/9/2008, p16 

    The article focuses on the problem of dealing with absenteeism in work. According to a report, absence levels usually double in December, January and February. Many employers manage the potential post-Christmas party fallout by clearly out lining company policy on alcohol and drugs directly...

  • Don't get in a lava. Makin, Jenny // Works Management;Jun2010, Vol. 63 Issue 6, p11 

    The article discusses the courses of action that employers can take when employees are absent from the workplace due to weather-related disruption or unforeseen considerations. Among the suggested measures are allowing employees to make up the time at a later date, offering the option of taking...

  • A. Phillip, George J.; Hussey, Benthan H. // A-Z of Industrial Relations in the Caribbean Workplace;2006, p1 

    The article defines various industrial relations terms that start with letter A. Abandonment of a job suggests that the job holder has breached the rules of engagement and abandoned or left the job without the agreement or knowledge of the employer. Absenteeism refers to time off from the job...

  • Police upbeat after well-being strategies. Chubb, Laura // People Management;10/4/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 20, p13 

    The article reports that the City of London Police (CoLP) sped up from 22nd place to joint third place in the Police Performance Assessment Framework rankings. This is because of the new HR strategies that focused on well-being at work. It also reports that HR interventions helped the force to...

  • Toward a Better Understanding of Psychological Contract Breach: A Study of Customer Service Employees. Deery, Stephen J.; Iverson, Roderick D.; Walsh, Janet T. // Journal of Applied Psychology;Jan2006, Vol. 91 Issue 1, p166 

    Experiences of psychological contract breach have been associated with a range of negative behavior. However, much of the research has focused on master of business administration alumni and managers and made use of self-reported outcomes. Studying a sample of customer service employees, the...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics