Absenteeism (80 items)

Webcast: How to manage ill, injured and absent employees

Managing workers on extended sick leave, or with long-term injuries, requires carefully balancing business needs with your rights and obligations as an employer. Watch this webcast to learn:

  • The major risks in taking action on long-term injured, sick or absent employees;
  • A step-by-step process for managing employees on unauthorised absence;
  • What to do when an injured worker is unable to return to work or perform pre-injury duties; and
  • Tips for defending unfair dismissal and other claims arising from absenteeism.
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Manage poor performance cautiously and consistently

Legal action arising out of performance management used to be confined to award and EBA-covered workers, but increasingly employers are facing claims from managers and more senior employees, according to employment lawyer Natalie Spark. » more »





Absences increasing as bosses fail on flexibility

Australia's work/work culture will create an "overload tsunami" and drive absenteeism through the roof unless its best "knowledge workers" are offered genuine flexibility, according to health and demography expert Dr Linda Duxbury. » more »



Supportive leadership and high morale cut psychological injuries

High individual and team morale - or a positive "work team climate" - underpinned by supportive, balanced leadership, is the key to preventing workplace-related psychological injuries, according to Health Service Australia's director of psychology, Dr Peter Cotton. » more »