Human Resources (HR) professionals want and need real-time information when it comes to employee absences. In addition to a lack of metrics, there is confusion on how to define the cost of employee absences. Many companies use a combination of the employee’s salary and benefits (including pensions and insurance) to estimate the cost, but the ratio varies. Regardless, absences cost employers money and HR professionals need a simple way to manage absences.
Another issue in absence management is who is in charge. Many companies believe it is a combined effort of HR and managers. However, many managers do not receive adequate training on how to handle employee absences. Both managers and HR professionals need the proper tools to be able to work together to notice patterns and take action in regards to habitual employee absences.
Employers can take some immediate measures to reduce absenteeism and improve employee morale. For example, employers can put employee wellness strategies into place that give employees a paid day off for preventative care appointments. Another option is to implement flexible schedules or allow employees to work from home a certain number of days per week.
However, employers need long-term solutions for absence management. The best way to achieve that goal is with a custom, in-house solution. Actec helps businesses set up absence management systems that simplify the leave process for both HR professionals and employees alike. Some highlights of utilizing Actec include:
- Ensuring consistent absence management
- Tracking the regularity and cost of absences
- Ensuring compliance with Federal and State Laws
- Boosting productivity by decreasing the frequency/duration of absences
To learn more about improving your absence management strategy, contact us.