Employers keep personnel records for a variety of reasons:
- It is required by law.
- It allows them to track absence levels, staff turnover, sickness, accidents, lateness, discipline, etc, and take appropriate and timely action.
- It ensures that workers receive their correct pay, holidays, pension and other entitlements and benefits.
- It can help monitor fair and consistent treatment of staff, for example in relation to promotion and discipline, and for worker development purpose.
It can provide a defense for the employer if legal issues arise.
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