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...

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....

3 things we can learn from sick leave benchmarks

Pre-2020, it was pretty standard to be surrounded by sweaty, snotty people on the morning commute – everyone dragging themselves into work through fevers and fatigue, sneezes echoing through the office, without the sneezers becoming social pariahs. Since the...