This is a guest edition in our Productivity series, exploring how non technical teams can improve productivity by implementing Agile methods.
Anyone involved in software development will be familiar with the term “Agile”. Agile methodologies have been advocated for some time in the tech community and many start-ups also subscribe to the lean and agile mantras. Agile doesn’t have to be restricted to programming or start-ups, though. The same methods produce great results in improving productivity and performance in any line of work. Continue reading
Effective absence management is highly dependent on good communication, specifically communication between management and employees. If the employee is honest and punctual in updating the employer on the status of their health or personal situation, the employer can help and manage the situation for a swift return to work and minimal impact on the remaining employees. This can result in good attendance and better absence metrics.
An absence survey by Aviva in 2012 drew attention to the effects of absence on productivity and performance. According to their survey responses, over a quarter of employers (27%) reported an effect on productivity when a member of staff was ill and absent, and 22% said that it impacted the business financially. Continue reading