We are currently looking into revising the way we record and monitor absence.

In the case of sickness, currently individuals have to report their absence by directly calling HR or by contacting a manager/secretary to call HR. It is then the responsibility of HR to send out sickness forms to be signed and authorised and to chase them up to be returned. We are finding that, as this relies of each individual reporting absence to HR, it is not accurate.

Are there any suggestions using line managers/secretaries/team leaders to collate this information that has worked in other companies or is not practical due to the sensitive nature of sickness monitoring?

Or are there any more technical ways currently being used eg the use of swipe card data into the building?

It is the specific process of reporting absence to make it more accurate that I’m interested in.

Many Thanks

Nicola McDonnell