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Reducing workplace absenteeism with five simple tactics

By Absence Management

Absenteeism in the workplace is a perennial problem and one which many managers and HR departments struggle to deal with. The reason is simple; when a particular employee appears to be taking liberties with sick leave, the resulting discussions can be rather uncomfortable and tricky to approach. What if they are, in fact, genuinely suffering from a reoccurring illness? What if, as you suspect, they’re taking extended periods of time away from work under the pretence of being sick? Raising issues with such employees is challenging. It requires a mix of authority and compassion that is hard to get right….

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Bradford Factor

What is the Bradford Factor?

By Absence Management

The Bradford factor is a system which is used to evaluate the disruption an employee’s absence causes to your team or business. Without going into the algorithm too much, it operates on the theory that – Jack taking a day off every Tuesday for 5 weeks is much more damaging to the company than Janet taking a whole (5 day) week off in that time. Make sense? Well if you can’t wrap your head around it, there is nothing to fear as we have a fully working Bradford Factor calculator here. It is an interesting subject in HR as some…

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employee cards

Updated Employee Card

By Absence Management, Natural HR

We recently asked for your feedback on the Employee Card and we’re pleased to show off our more user-friendly and data-driven version which is what you asked for! Starting from the left-hand side, below the employee photo, you now have the option to email or call your employees from the touch of a button – great if you’re offsite using a mobile device. The green triangle near the top of the card (or below the grey section on a mobile device) indicates that the employee is in the office and will change to red if they are on leave or…

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Absence Management

Absence management – enabling HR to bring more to the business

By Absence Management

We have recently launched two new features to help HR become more data-driven and aligned to the business when dealing with absence management. We recognise that it’s not enough for HR to simply provide the business with an overview of absence numbers and comment on whether the numbers are up or down on the previous quarter. To enable HR to bring more to the business table we have introduced absence rate and absence cost. Absence rate Absence rate is displayed as a percentage on the homepage dashboard for account Administrators and HR users. This will provide a live snap shot…

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