College staff suffering from stress and burnout at risk of increased absenteeism

Tensor Workforce Management System

Increased stress levels amidst college staff can lead to a surge in absenteeism and lower productivity levels, figures from a recent poll by the University and College Union (UCU) have been able to reveal.

Almost nine in 10 (87%) college workers participating in the interview say they find their job stressful, compared with just under three in four (73%) who said the same in 2012.

A similar proportion (89%) of the 2,251 union members questioned said they usually feel worn out at the end of the day, while 88% said they find it difficult to unwind. And nearly half (46%) said they always, or almost always, neglect their personal needs because of work demands.

Overall, around nine in 10 (89%) said that they have felt the need to go into work when they are unwell on at least some occasions, with many saying this was down to the pressures of their job, lack of cover, or a reluctance to let students down and further burden their colleagues.

Tensor plc can help managers monitor staff attendance, combat absenteeism

Tensor plc supplies an extensive range of solutions designed specifically to help employers thoroughly monitor and manage absence, with our flagship WinTA.NET integrated workforce management solution incorporating a dedicated Absence Planning and Entitlement Management feature.

Our comprehensive, yet user-friendly software comes pre-loaded with graphical calendar charts that provide a colourful way of viewing an individual’s or a department’s absence records.

Each employee can be allocated different entitlements for absence such as annual leave or allowed sickness. As absence is booked and taken, the remainder available for each entitlement is updated. Entitlement formulae are used to calculate more complex entitlements calculated on a rising scale based upon length of service.

WinTA.NET supplies the relevant managers with information on employee’s absences through warning email notifications or via hardcopy reports. After that, the system would rapidly identify missing employees that are expected to be at work and then informs you via automatic email reporting reports distributed by email.

If you’d like to find out more about the Tensor workforce management solutions, just contact our team or Book a Demo, we’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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