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...

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...

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...

Do women take more time off? A Housing Sector case study

Sick days. Annual leave. Emergency time off. There’s a lot of legitimate reasons to miss a day or two of work – but as any leader knows, there’s a knock-on effect on the rest of the organisation.  That’s why tackling ‘lost days’ is a priority for some managers....