Corporate and HR Department Absenteeism Investigations
Titan Private Investigation Ltd works closely corporate companies and with their internal HR Department Absenteeism Investigations to uncover and prove instances of non-genuine absenteeism within the workplace. Our nine offices are located in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, Nottingham, Manchester and Sheffield. It may be that an employee who has suffered a genuine or non-genuine injury, and the effects are believed to be exaggerated in order to justify extended absence. Or maybe an employee who is on sick leave and is believed to be working elsewhere. We’ve seen it all!
“Nearly a quarter (23%) of UK firms report ‘non-genuine absence’ as their top cause of short term absence for a non-manual worker and 30% in the case of manual workers.”
In Rushi Sunak’s Spring Statement 2022 he announced;
“Despite this strong recovery in the labour market, there remain 420,000 more inactive workers aged 16 to 64 in the three months to January 2022 compared to the three months to February 2020. One of the main drivers of this increase has been a rise in in those reporting ‘long-term sick’, particularly between the ages of 50 and 64. The government is committed to improving outcomes for those who are inactive because of long-term health conditions or disabilities, and has dedicated over £1.1 billion of funding over the Spending Review 2021 period to specialised disability employment support; improving opportunities into and within work. This includes £156 million targeted at extra work coaches that will enable additional work coach time for claimants of incapacity benefits.”
Employee absenteeism can consume as much as 15 percent of an organisation’s payroll. That only reflects the direct costs of paying absent workers, such as salary continuation and benefits. The total direct costs of all major absence categories, including direct and indirect costs, averages 35 percent of base payroll.
How Much Is Employee Absenteeism Costing Your Company?
Employee Absenteeism Hurts You Business
- It’s costly
Most organisations assume that paying for holidays and sick time is simply one of the costs of doing business. But even routine employee absences carry hidden costs. Replacement workers and overtime charges raise costs, and heavier workloads for workers who are present can disrupt daily routines and increase employee stress.
- It lowers productivity
Across the board, replacement workers are less productive in all cases of employee absence. The Mercer study found that replacement workers are only 71 percent as efficient when covering for unplanned absences and 79 percent as efficient during planned and extended absences. Absent workers may slow down work output and other processes, cause meetings to be postponed, and create delays in key project steps.
- It impacts engagement
One of the hidden costs of absence is the effect it has on other employees. The additional workload, the inconvenience of having to work extra shifts and the possibility that they might know that co-workers are not really ill, are bound to have a negative effect on employees.
- It can increase compliance risks
Managing different forms of absence and allowances, especially in organisations with workers’ councils is complex. Adding to the challenge are government, and local leave laws like the European Working Time Directive. Under penalty of noncompliance, organisations must sort out the overlapping provisions of these regulations and internal policies. Failure to accurately track and enforce employee absence policies can result in costly regulatory violations and employee grievances.
How can Titan help your HR Department?
Titan employs over 250 professional surveillance operatives, of whom the majority are former government investigators and covert operations specialists. Our staff are bound by Non-Disclosure Agreements, fully insured, Data Protection compliant and registered and regularly DBS checked. Our evidence gathering methods and procedures are lawful and will withstand the scrutiny of a criminal court if required. If you’re a government agency, such as a County or District Council, then RIPA and the Human Rights Acts will apply. Due to our staff’s extensive knowledge and previous operational use of this legislation, we’ll be able to guide you and then work with you on your internal ‘HR Department Absenteeism Investigations’ to ensure you are compliant.
HR Department Absenteeism Investigations, who do I contact?
Titan Private Investigation’s dedicated ‘Corporate Investigations & HR Department Absenteeism Investigations’ team are awaiting your call, whether it be to simply offer advice or to take instruction. All forms of contact will be treated in the utmost confidence. Titan Investigations offers this service throughout London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, Nottingham, Manchester and Sheffield and all the surrounding areas.
We also offer our corporate Investigation services both nationally and internationally and can be contacted or visited at the locations below:
London Absenteeism Investigations – Call the Titan Investigations London Office 02039046622
Birmingham Absenteeism Investigations – Call the Titan Investigations Birmingham Office 01217162442
Cambridge Absenteeism Investigations – Call the Titan Investigations Cambridge Office 01223662022
Derby Absenteeism Investigations – Call the Titan Investigations Derby (Head Office) 01332504256
Leeds Absenteeism Investigations – Call the Titan Investigations Leeds Office 01134574066
Leicester Absenteeism Investigations – Call the Titan Investigations Leicester Office 01162436520
Nottingham Absenteeism Investigations – Call the Titan Investigations Nottingham Office 01159646950
Manchester Absenteeism Investigations – Call the Titan Investigations Office 01613023008
Sheffield Absenteeism Investigations – Call the Titan Investigations Sheffield Office 01143499400
Alternatively, you can contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch with directly using our fully confidential contact form and one of our Corporate and HR Depaartment Investigations team will get right back to you or chat directly using our Live Chat facility.