Does your organisation have fiendishly complex absence policy? Do you need to juggle a combination of different terms and conditions for different staff members? Does the policy change based on length of service? Do you want to track pro-rata allowances for part-time employees? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, Engage can help you manage the data.
Do you struggle to record who on your payroll is isolating, shielding, furloughed or recently reported possible Covid-19 symptoms? Are you tired of keeping your teams updated with ever-changing public health advice? Is your company balancing the tightrope between safeguarding staff whilst staying in business? If so, you are definitely not alone. The good news is that a robust absence management system can help make these tasks easier. Below are a few points to illustrate why absence management is essential work in the era of Coronavirus, especially for those employing essential workers. Continue reading
More new features to announce: the new employee form has been updated and simplified. This will be welcome news for any new administrators since the new form is even easier to fill in than before. The changes improve the form’s usability and guide the user to enter the correct details without making mistakes. Click on the image to watch a short tutorial video to see what is new: Continue reading
Early intervention has always been our mantra. The sooner an absence is reviewed and the appropriate action taken to put a plan in place for a return to work, the better the outcomes. Short of spotting any warning signs for problem before it escalates to an absence, there’s no better time for early intervention than the first day of absence. We’ve shared some scary stats in the past that should give us enough reason not to be idle while an absence gradually becomes long term, but if you were wondering how to achieve this in practice, Day-1 OH could be the solution you’ve been looking for. Continue reading
New feature alert!
Great news for all absence managers, who are keen to dive deeper into their absence data. Engage now offers a fully customisable report option where you can filter the columns before you export the data set, to save time editing the spreadsheet manually.
The Custom Data Table offers all the same fields as the Comprehensive Absence Summary. Select from basic absentee details, like start and end dates, reason and duration as well as 12-month personal absence metrics. The report can also show what policy triggers have been hit and if any management action has been taken to follow up. Additionally, you can now include Employment terms – another new feature – and Cost per absence day in the same report. Continue reading
Hello 2019! New Year is a good time for a clearout and we’ve done just that in Engage this January. We start this new year by refreshing the look of our reports and by adding a script that automatically deletes old tasks that are more than 3 months overdue. Continue reading
Engage interactive absence dashboard has had a major overhaul. We now bring even more data and analytics to our users right on the home screen. Here’s what’s new: Continue reading
We take Data Security seriously and we use the latest technology to ensure availability of our services. A penetration test was conducted in March 2018 to ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to keep our customers’ data safe. Continue reading
At the recent Health and Wellbeing @Work conference in Birmingham, Royal Mail’s Lead Ergonomist, Corinne Parsons, presented how they had planned their strategy for reducing absence due to musculoskeletal disorders. As background information Ms. Parsons highlighted that the main long-term sickness absence causes at Royal Mail are mental health (20%), musculoskeletal disorders (23%), and injury (23%). Furthermore, they have an ageing workforce and their workforce is 85% male. Continue reading