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Why (and how) to choose absence management software

Why (and how) to choose absence management software

If you’re a people leader, there’s a lot to keep on top of. And managing absence isn’t always going to be at the top of your list. But as we’ve discussed, ignoring this particular metric can have disastrous consequences.     That’s why we’d recommend choosing and using an absence management...

Sickness absence management: the ultimate guide

Sickness absence management: the ultimate guide

In your organisation, do employees have to call in when too unwell to work - rather than send a text, or a Slack message? In your work culture, do people battle through colds and flus and reserve ‘sick days’ for just serious or gastro-related ailments?  Whether officially or unofficially, every...

What is absenteeism, and why should you measure it?

What is absenteeism, and why should you measure it?

Absenteeism refers to a pattern of unplanned time off from work, often due to sickness or other personal reasons. It can be both the cause of organisational issues (damaging productivity, for example) and the symptom of organisational issues too - like an overstretched workforce.  How do you...

6 reasons to use a salary benchmarking tool

6 reasons to use a salary benchmarking tool

If you’ve been following our blog, you’ll have learnt what benchmarking is, what salary benchmarking is, and why benchmarking salary is a worthwhile exercise. That’s all well and good, but how do you actually go about it? You’ve got options - but some are better than others. In our opinion, salary...

Why benchmarking salaries matters

Why benchmarking salaries matters

It’s important to benchmark your organisation’s salaries for multiple reasons - like being able to attract the best talent, optimising your employees’ performance and productivity, and knowing how to retain your staff. We’ve discussed what salary benchmarking is, but why is it a worthwhile...

What is salary benchmarking?

What is salary benchmarking?

Salary benchmarking is about comparing your organisation’s salaries to similar roles in different companies, usually factoring in which industry you’re in. It’s a way of understanding if you're offering the right compensation. Money makes the world go round. Your employees are looking for a value...

What is benchmarking? Everything people leaders should know

What is benchmarking? Everything people leaders should know

Benchmarking is about making comparisons. You can compare your organisation’s metrics against an industry benchmark, use a competitor as a benchmark, or even benchmark your organisation’s current performance against how it performed in the past.  Use our free HR benchmarking software What is...

The ultimate guide to attrition rates

The ultimate guide to attrition rates

People start jobs. People leave jobs. It’s just the natural order of things. You expect to see some turnover in your organisation, and resignations can be a welcome opportunity to bring in new talent. But what happens when too many people are resigning? Let’s take a look at attrition: what it...

Gender ratio benchmarks: is the tech sector improving?

Gender ratio benchmarks: is the tech sector improving?

Steve Jobs. Elon Musk. Bill Gates. Mark Zuckerberg. When you think of tech leaders, these are likely the names that come to mind. The sector is often seen as the domain of ‘tech bros’, and it’s long had a disproportionately high proportion of male employees.  Recent data suggests this gender gap...