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Absence Management Expert Panel

By Direct Health Solutions

On 21st November, 2018 Paul Dundon and James Matteson (Partner at Bartier Perry Lawyers) ran an Absence Management Expert Panel, with 140 attending the webinar in total.

The webinar took a deep dive into the burning issues around absence management, current trends and better practice, and the legal landscape. The key take outs covered:

  • Current absenteeism trends and benchmarks
  • Significance of having an absence strategy
  • The link between employment contracts and workplace absenteeism
  • Benefits of targeted absence management behavioural training
  • The importance of early intervention and managing absence from day 1
  • Systems to record employee behaviour and return to work interactions
  • Managing medical certificates and an employee’s fitness for duty
  • Maximising the return to work to build employee engagement

Contact us now if you are interested in obtaining a recording of the webinar, or you wish to discuss your absence challenges.


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POSTED ON 15th May, 2019

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Absence Management – How to reduce absenteeism by 20%-40%

POSTED ON 8th May, 2019

At DHS, we have assisted hundreds of organisations in Australia and New Zealand to implement best practice, evidence based absence programs, that have, on average reduced absenteeism levels by 25%. An absence management strategy is a complex interaction of process, reporting systems, management action and employee behaviour, not to mention workplace culture and engagement. Through […]

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Absence Management & Wellbeing Survey Report

POSTED ON 7th May, 2019

We are pleased to release our latest Absence Management & Wellbeing Survey results for Australian organisations. In 2017, employee absenteeism rates increased from 9.5 days to 9.7 days per employee per annum, an increase of 0.2 day. The median was 9.3 days per annum. Employees in the private sector took on average of 9.5 absence […]

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