Managing absenteeism in local government

Robson, Fiona and Mavin, Sharon (2011) Managing absenteeism in local government. Public Money and Management, 31 (2). pp. 107-114. ISSN 0954-0962

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2011.560705

Abstract

Managing sickness absence effectively can produce significant cost savings as well as other, less tangible, benefits. This article shows why it is vital that local authorities provide tailor-made training on absence management for first line managers (FLMs) to develop ‘soft skills’, as well as acknowledging their specific organizational context. Development in this area should be an ongoing process which is reinforced with appropriate support from human resources (HR) professionals, and should be monitored as part of an overall absence management strategy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N200 Management studies
N600 Human Resource Management
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Corporate and Executive Development
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2011 11:45
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:02
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/758

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