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
On 5th October, XpertHR published the findings from its Absence Survey 2015. Their survey respondents from 670 companies declared an average absence level of 2.8% or 6.5 days per employee per year. The CIPD annual absence survey normally reports absence figures using the median value to avoid the numbers being skewed by extremely high or low absence figures. To provide an easier comparison, XpertHR study shows a median of 2.5% (5.7 days). In 2015, CIPD reported a median absence level of 6.9 days per employee, up from 6.6 in 2014. In terms of cost of absence, XpertHR survey reports an average cost of absence of £561 per employee per year. This can be compared to CIPD’s median cost, which for 2015 is £554.
We recently interviewed HR Business Partner, Kate Harrison, and Senior HR Adviser, Linda Marsh, from Vertas about their experience working with Honeydew.
Vertas is the fastest growing multi-service facilities management company in the eastern region. They have been using Honeydew’s system since November 2014. Continue reading
Despite the fact that you may not have to pay the employee when they are off, there are often unnoticed costs to the business when an employee is absent. Continue reading
As with any business strategy, good data is the key to success and absence management is no different. As we like to say around here: “good absence management starts with good data.” How good is your data, really? Continue reading
Why do absence management experts go on and on about early intervention? The data makes for shocking reading. Read on and find out some of the key reasons why you really need to intervene early: Continue reading