Managing and reducing absence is tough. Especially when your absence policy isn’t consistently applied across the business and managers default back to approaches that ‘work for them’. We’ve listed four simple ways frontline managers can easily, accurately and speedily manage unplanned absence.
- Schedule return to work calls, welfare calls and reminders.
When someone is on long-term leave, return-to-work management can be complex and costly. Implement the right processes by recording sickness absence, keeping in contact with sick employees, planning to help employees adjust to returning to work, and coordinating the return to work process to support them to stay in work.
Solution: ERPaaS eradicates the problem of paper and collates all the information to automate the steps that need to be taken for anyone returning to work.
- Deliver a personalised approach for every employee.
When dealing with absence, managers need to take into consideration an employee’s specific circumstances, as well as their history. It’s important that managers don’t just default to approaches they’ve used in the past – they need to apply a policy in a way that treats employees fairly and uniquely.
Solution: The ERPaaS Absence Management Solution helps managers follow the right approach for different situations by guiding them through HR policies and accessing their records so they can make quick and fair decisions.
- Support employees with mental health issues.
Mental health is a growing contributor to absence, and is costing UK businesses 91 million days a year. If you think someone is having mental health issues, try to pin-point the underlying issue to reduce the risks of any working conditions (i.e. unfair workload, bullying etc.), monitor wellbeing and follow up at the right times to help improve their welfare, performance and presenteeism.
Solution: The ERPaaS Absence Management Solution helps managers follow and manage the process to make better, more informed decisions about dealing with different mental health issues and problems.
- Enable staff members to report in sick on their phone.
Implementing a self-service system for employees means they’ll be able to do more of their administration themselves – easing the burden on managers. A major advantage of enabling employees to report in sick via an app on their smartphone is it provides timely and accurate information.
Solution: Our app gives your employees 24/7 access from any device, anywhere.