Employees need to be aware of the importance of managing absence to the organisation. This should be communicated consistently and on a regular basis. Employees must be aware of the organisation's absence policy and changes to the policy must be disseminated as they arise. Organisations may also choose to publish absence figures.
The accompanying resources will be particularly useful where line managers have the responsibility for communicating with their employees about absence.
- To help participants to recognise the importance of communicating the importance of absence management to employees on a regular basis.