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HRM business essay to be completed. Quite straight forward however a lot of research will need to be completed and carried out. I have attached power point slides in which I expect to be used as it entails a lot of good and relevant information needed to complete the essay. I have also attached a word document which includes sites in which information can be taken from as well, I expect these to be used however I expect other research to be conducted and information from other sources to be included.
More organisations are taking a proactive approach to manage absence in order to reduce costs and improve customer service. Explore the benefits and drawbacks of alternative ways of managing absence.
EXAMPLE OF STRUCTURE:
Introduction – to include STRONG definition of short term absence and why it is important to manage it
Current context – what are the patterns of absence over the past few years? (include days lost, cost of absence and sector in which absence higher – private public, retail catering etc.)
Explain the causes of absence and integrate reference to the Steers and Rhodes model which focuses on two aspects - the ability to attend and the motivation to attend. And also any other models explaining why employees might be absent from work. (please use the Psychological Contract, power point slide is also provided for this. Slide 17)
Critically review the three different ways of managing absence – rewarding attendance, punitive approach and preventative approach providing company examples of each. Ensure that for each approach that you discuss the benefits and challenges for each using evidence based research
From your analysis draw some conclusions about which would be the most effective approach to manage absence and why.
Above I have provided a basic essay structure, please make sure additional information is added to strengthen this essay. As I have said the power point slides provided include a lot of good and useful information which should 100% be used HOWEVER, please let this not only be the source of information. Conduct useful research that can be also added to the essay, I will check that this has been done.
The word limit for this is essay is 2000 words and requires a minimum of 20 references. Thank you