Time and Attendance Systems can help prevent presenteeism in marketing and healthcare sectors


Tensor time and attendance systems for absence monitoring

Time and Attendance Systems with built-in workforce management features can help companies and organizations tackle the issue of presenteeism, which seems to be affecting the marketing and healthcare sectors in particular, according to a recent research report into this matter.

Published in the Digital Healthcare Review, the research from PushDoctor.co.uk found that workers from Bradford and Coventry are the most likely to go to work with an infectious illness, while Birmingham (95%), Sheffield (90%), and Edinburgh (90%) also reported high instances of presenteeism. When it comes to sectors, every respondent working in marketing said they would go to work while unwell, compared with less than three-quarters (74%) of staff in the healthcare industry.

More than one in five (22%) workers said their boss would prefer them to be at work if they had an infectious illness, as long as it was not serious. However, one in five (21%) employees feel uncomfortable being around colleagues who are infectious.

The illnesses workers are most likely to go into work with are coughs and colds (59%), tonsillitis or sinusitis (33%), throat infections or strep throat (32%), flu (22%) and the norovirus (15%).

Tensor Time and Attendance Systems – the perfect employee monitoring solutions to address the issue of presenteeism

A top-range time and attendance monitoring systemcan easily determine the best strategies to tackle the problem of excessive presenteeism and determine employers to set comprehensive policies to support employers in dealing with sickness absence.

The Tensor WinTA.NET integrated time and attendance system and workforce management solution incorporates a dedicated Absence Planning and Entitlement Management feature. It 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.

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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