When to use it
It is important to track employee time to ensure good standards are maintained and employees are abiding by Company policies. It also helps to manage productivity and budgets (where there is overtime worked, for example).
This is a simple to use template that helps you and your employees to record and monitor weekly hours worked.
Reviewed 25 January 2022
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Absence can come in many forms, some unavoidable (emergencies), some vital (family, holidays - for wellbeing), some manageable (education, long term absences), and some unwanted (such as absenteeism - short term sickness). It refers to any time taken off work by an employee and is usually categorised into authorised and unauthorised absence.
Authorised absence refers to absence approved by someone with permission to do so, and includes annual leave, time off in lieu (TOIL), reasonable sick leave, and parental leave.
Unauthorised absence occurs when the employee is not given permission for absence, or is not given permission after it has occurred, and can include long-term sick leave without reasonable supporting evidence, persistent lateness, or holiday not being agreed in line with the Company's policies.