Absence Management Policy

Absence management policy is an effort to reduce employee absences through company-wide programs and policies. Missed days at work can be costly, leading to losses in both productivity and profits. Absences due to illness and injury are inevitable at any workplace. But policies that discourage excessive or unnecessary absenteeism offer financial benefits, as well as preventing workplace disruption or overburdening colleagues who make up the lost work.
Human Resources teams take an active role in developing and promoting absence management policy and procedure. Each company needs to develop absence policies that are relevant to the organization’s needs. To actually impact behavior, these policies must be communicated clearly to employees at all levels throughout the company. Employees should know what is expected of them in terms of work attendance and calling in sick. Policy examples could be part of regular trainings from HR managers to inform and remind employees about staff absence policy.