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Absence reporting that provides intelligent people data
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Absence and leave reporting made simple
The ability to generate absence and leave reports fast is vital for Human Resources. HR should not have to spend countless hours compiling reports – they have more important tasks – like creating engaging cultures and exceptional employee experiences. Automated reporting means HR teams automatically receive weekly absence and leave reports that, combined with our enhanced reporting, offers powerful, accurate insights that can identify problems and reduce absenteeism.
Graphical reporting dashboard
Your reports dashboard is entirely customisable. Managers can create their own reports dashboard that displays only the absence and leave data they want to see. Charts can be created from a wide variety of reports showing comparisons on unplanned absence, percentage of annual leave booked to date, the cost of absence, and much more. Each chart can be moved, hidden, or individually edited to display the exact information you want. From selecting the date range, team, location, or office, as well the different types of absence and leave.
User-friendly custom report builder
User-friendly custom report builder. Whether you’re reporting on an individual, a team, or offices in multiple locations, you can create whatever report you want, whenever you want, to extract all the data you want. All leave and absence reports can be exported into CSV format for use in Microsoft Excel or can be fed into your existing payroll and HR systems.
Automate and schedule reports
Let our reporting system do the work. There’s no need to create new reports every month, simply create and save, and they’re ready to run at any time. Reports can be saved into folders that allow only specific staff to view and run them and then scheduled to be sent to named users that shows them only the information they require. For example, managers can receive reports that only displays absence data on their direct reports, and no one else.
The new system has made our department’s job much easier – as everything is done and recorded online we can access information at any time and download reports as needed.
I think implementing edays is one of the best things we’ve done for our people. The in-depth absence data it provides has helped us get a handle on both unplanned and planned absence to proactively identify and address wellbeing issues.
ABSENCE REPORTING QUESTIONS
Absence reporting provides details of the number of absences that have happened during a set time period and the reasons for those absences i.e. sickness and/or the type of sickness. An absence report might also include an absence rate which can be compared with the average absence rate in a particular industry or against the national average.
Absences can affect productivity and output, add extra strain on individuals or teams that are having to cover, and be an expensive cost to an organisation. Therefore knowing exactly how absence is impacting an organisation can help to empower HR and people managers to address any issues and provide additional employee support and ensure better resource planning.
That absence should then be recorded along with the reason for it. If the absence is due to stress or mental health for example, or it is a recurring issue for an individual employee, then the employer may want to check in with that individual to see if there are reasonable adjustments that can be made, or to signpost them to professional and appropriate help.
Absence procedures also include facilitating the return-to-work process. If an employee is on sick leave for one or two days, checking in with the employee to see how they're doing is considered good practice. For longer-term absences, having regular check-ins with the employee and discussing possible reasonable adjustments that can be made to gradually help them back into work may be necessary.
Having an absence management policy in place is key as this will outline all of an organisation's absence procedures. Learn more about how to create an absence management policy here.
With edays, you can set up absence triggers which will send you an alert when that trigger is met - for example, if an employee takes three absences during a set time period. Having this data will enable people managers to proactively reach out to an employee who has been absent more than once in a short space of time.
Without automated processes like these, absence tracking can be much more challenging if done manually - for example by using spreadsheets. This approach can lead to errors, inaccuracy and a lack of overall visibility of absences occurring in a team or whole organisation.
Having a clear absence management policy, coupled with efficient absence tracking will provide more visibility and a better understanding of absenteeism in the workplace, empowering people managers to take the next steps in addressing the issue. Find out more about the causes of absenteeism and how to reduce it here.