Absence Management

Absence management can be one of the most challenging areas for managers. We can help you decide on the best approach to managing absences to ensure you have an effective process in place or to resolve situations where absences are adversely affecting your business.



There are many causes of absences including:

Sickness and disability


Compassionate Leave or Public Service

Maternity, Paternity or Adoption Leave

Contracts and Employee Handbooks

We view contracts as the first building block in developing a good relationship between an organisation and its employees. We can help you to manage and avoid any problem issues in the relationship. All employees are entitled to a written contract, which sets out their rights and duties. Our clearly drafted contracts are essential to protect your business.

Sickness absence and leave policies should be set out in an Employment Handbook that you and your employees can easily refer to. We can provide a Handbook and policies which cover all aspects of absence and remove grey areas where confusion can arise.

Leave Entitlements

Calculating leave is not always straightforward. We can assist you in the calculation of holiday, sickness, maternity, paternity and shared paternity leave ensuring you meet your legal obligations.

Return to Work Management and Other Services

Our sister company, HR Advise Me, can provide you with the support of a HR Consultant who can help at any stage of the absence management process including arranging and attending meetings on your behalf.

Often, absence issues can be handled better if managers know how to deal with the situations. Our sister company, Loch Health, have a team of HR Medical Specialists who can help you proactively manage long and short term absences. 

Having information at your fingertips on your absence levels is critical to managing your staff. Our online software takes the hard work out of managing employees by providing a system that is simple for all your employees to use and highlights when you may have a problem absence.