Absence Management

What is Absence Management? 

Absence Management is the process of managing absences in the workplace. It is an employer’s approach to reducing employee absenteeism. This is done through policies, procedures, and programs. When employees are unwell or injured, their absence impacts an organization in many ways. To manage these impacts, companies create return-to-work plans that provide information on work accommodations and guidelines.  

Why is Absence Management important?  

An employee’s absence can cause delays and disruptions to the timeline of projects. It can also impact other team members, especially those who are dependent on one another to get the job done. It might irritate other employees who were left with covering extra work and can cause negativity in the workplace. Absences can be costly to the company when too many people are on leave at the same time.  

What are the advantages?  

  • Reduces employee absenteeism. 
  • Avoids workforce disruption. 
  • Maximizes employee productivity 
  • Supports employees who miss work due to illness, injury, or other circumstances.  
  • Disciplines employees whose absences are questionable or excessive.  
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Hanan Ashraf
A strong believer in the power that words have over people, Hanan works on producing content that is creative but at the same time graspable for readers. A content writer and digital marketing intern, she loves to write about automation, HR, performance management, and employee wellbeing.