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Examine how an absence management programme can foster an attendance culture within an organisation.

Courtney, Eileen (2011) Examine how an absence management programme can foster an attendance culture within an organisation. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland .

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Abstract

This study examines how an absence management programme can foster an attendance culture within an organisation.
Fostering an attendance culture involves the organisation sharing responsibility to its Department heads and also line managers to ensure staff continue to be committed to the organisation through a desire to attend and an expectancy of the organisation to attend work.
Emerging from the literature review, the general hypothesis is that absence is multi-faceted and 'one size does not fit all', which is why an absence management programme must have more than one approach and element to it, in order to create a positive shift towards an attendance culture within an organisation.
Similar conclusions are drawn from the analysis and interpretation of the qualitative and quantitative data findings of the case study. Through the implementation of the re-launch of the absence management programme within the private hospital, Management, HR and Occupational Health played a central role in absence management. Considering all these elements of the absence management programme a significant increase in attendence was realised within the private hospital.
This research contributes to the developing theories implicating absence management and cultural change. It blends elements of the practical and interpretative and shows that both these examples can be used in research.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Absence Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: SINEAD CORCORAN
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2011 12:58
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2012 15:03
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/601

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