Book News: September 23rd, 2002

By Alastair Evans and Mike WaltersThe book shows how managers can measure the impact of absence on their own organisations, including the causes and cost, while offering guidance on how to build an effective programme. As well as case studies, the book offers sample policies plus guidance on the legal and disciplinary aspects of absence management. It demonstrates that effective absence management needs to be balanced and tailored. Individual cases need to be systematically managed, supported by initiatives and incentives that support improved attendance. Its message is that ‘prevention is better than cure’.

Published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.