Over 30 percent of employers see significant improvement in absence rates, report claims
Over 34% of UK employers have reported seeing their absence rates improve over the last 12 months in comparison with only 16% who said their absence rates have worsened, figures obtained from the latest report by the Group Risk Development (GRiD), the trade body for the group risk industry, would suggest.
According to a news report on this topic, the majority of employers (63%) participating in the GriD survey believed that the improvement in absence rates was caused by good morale in the workplace, but 44% also revealed that fear of redundancy and anxiety about jobs may have also added to this trend.
The market survey also pointed out that absence management is a key component of business organisation for employers, 81% of managers acknowledging the fact that they actively record, monitor and manage absence, while 44% are using return-to-work interviews, 36% having flexible working initiatives and 26% having disciplinary procedures in place for unacceptable absence.
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.