Actec recently published an absence management article to one of the most highly regarded online journal/article repositories in the world. Here’s an excerpt:
According to many leading industry organizations, Absence Management Programs are implemented to help control absences due to illness or injury. The goal is to target and mitigate unexplained, unscheduled or excessive absenteeism. Some of these management programs cover a broad array of absences, often referred to as “Total Absence Management”, while others focus on rapid response for a narrower scope of absences, often called “Day One Absence Management”. Casual absence management (dealing with brief illness and non-illness related absences) also plays an important role in both types of programs.