Absence refers to any time taken off work by an employee.
Attendance refers to the expected standards of attendance at work.
What's included in this library?
Absence and attendance policies allow you to promote your Company culture and values in terms of how you approach absence management. They are an opportunity to highlight:
- How you approach work-life balance
- How you handle employees with an unreasonable level of absence
- How you support everyone to be healthier and provide good employee wellbeing
By addressing these subjects in a formal policy, you will set out good expectations at an early stage, and it will allow you to deal with any issues reasonably and effectively.
This policy sets expectations for both employer and employee if the employee needs to take time off work for reasons other than holiday or sickness.
This policy sets out how you can manage a robust process to highlight high absence levels with an individual to encourage improvememt, and document their response in a formal framework.
An annual leave policy makes it clear what staff are and aren’t entitled to.
A sick absence policy should make clear exactly what's expected from both the employer and employee if the employee is sick.
A model time off for dependants policy to issue in line with best practice, containing clear and effective wording, which is easy to edit.
A timekeeping policy specifies the expectations on employees to be at work, on time, and available.
Unauthorised absence is when an employee does not attend work and has not given a reason for their absence or contacted their employer to inform them of their absence.