Posts from November 2018

Another day brings me another tranche of social media posts from HR Consultancies offering to keep employers out of tribunals. 
 
Is that really all HR is? Your secret weapon for getting rid of problem employees without falling foul of the law? 
 
I have to be honest, HR that just focuses on avoiding the bad stuff makes makes me really sad. And it makes me angry too, and very frustrated with some of my profession. And I feel frustrated for employers who feel they are just going round the same hamster wheel, recruiting the wrong people, managing them ineffectively, and then deciding enough is enough and dismissing people. 
 
HR should be delivering your business so much more than just keeping you out of trouble
According to CIPD research, 90% of HR people surveyed said they had witnessed people coming to work when they really should have stayed at home because of illness. 
 
It has earned its own name – “Presenteeism”. But is it really a problem? 
 
Surely the point of a good absence management process is to make people think hard about taking time off sick, and to encourage them to come to work if they are able? To reduce overall absences. And if that means people come to work when they might have taken the day off, that’s all for the good…isn’t it? 
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