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Why absence management should be top of mind for HR professionals

By Robyn Tongol | |3 minute read

Stats around absence management are evolving year on year, with the time ripe for HR professionals to put it top of their business agenda.


On this episode of The HR Leader, host Emma Musgrave chats to Morag Fitzsimons, national manager of employee care, people solutions at Lockton, on the benefits of putting absence management front and centre – and the risks that come with not having effective measures that speak to this.

Morag runs through the latest findings concerning absence management in the Australian market and how these stack up to what’s playing out overseas.

She also gives her tips to ensure Australian business leaders are leading the pack in implementing benefits that will make a true difference in the eyes of staff and avoid those that are tokenistic. 



Absence management

Absence management is a strategy used by employers to minimise employee absenteeism, prevent worker disturbance, and increase employee productivity. It entails establishing a balance between providing assistance to workers absent from their jobs due to illness, accidents, or other unanticipated events and penalizing those whose absences are dubious or excessive.

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