Managing absenteeism and lateness can improve staff productivity for small businesses


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Being able to effectively manage absenteeism and lateness can have an overall beneficial effect for staff productivity, especially for small businesses, where the costs associated to staff being absent and the additional expense of finding temporary workers are higher.

Despite its unpredictability, there are steps small business owners can take to minimise the negative effects of absenteeism, with one of the most important ones being the deployment of a solid and reliable time and attendance and workforce management system, capable of providing fast and accurate insights into the employees’ working lives.

Excessive and re-occurring instances of absence can be a problem for businesses, particularly small businesses as it interrupts the day-to-day running of the company as a whole. This is exactly why employers should take steps to understand and reduce the absence of their employees, with monitoring absence is the first step to understanding the reason behind it.

The data collected can be used to analyse and spot any trends, such as whether there is an increase during school holidays, during the summer months or possibly winter months. Decisions regarding the staff’s working schedules can be then taken based on these figures.

Tensor Time and Attendance supports enhanced real-time absenteeism reporting and streamlines staff management

Tensor plc supplies an extensive range of time and attendance systems fully capable of delivering enhanced real-time absenteeism reporting functionality, 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.

The time and attendance systems supply 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 time and attendance systems, just contact our team or Book a Demo, we would be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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