Lee & Thompson is one of the UK’s leading law firms for the Media, Technology and Creative sectors. They have been representing the interests of both individual and creative organisations within the media industry for 35 years.
Lee & Thompson, as with many of our clients, approached e-days to help them replace their outdated and time-consuming paper and spreadsheet processes.
There was a real need to provide more transparency around holidays and sickness within the organisation, to save time spend and regain productivity lost through daily requests for remaining balances.
Our users find it very easy to use and our managers find it easy to approve & keep track of absences in their department.
It’s also easy to use from an administrator point of view.
If there are ever any issues or things we don’t understand or have difficulty with, there is great support from the e-days team who usually solve queries & issues straight away
The main driver for seeking an electronic solution to their absence management for Lee & Thompson was to save time, but also save on the amount of paper being used from a CSR perspective.
e-days was chosen as the solution to Lee & Thompson’s problems due to its cost effectiveness and ease of use for administrators, manager and users alike.
Originally, Lee & Thompson only used e-days for planned and unplanned absences, however after just a matter of months they started using e-days overtime and TOIL features, allowing payroll to run a simple, scheduled report monthly to pay employees for their overtime worked.
Lee & Thompson have now been e-days clients for over three years, with big changes in visibility of holidays providing the most impact to the entire organisation.
For HR, the main difference is the amount of time saved on time consuming holiday and sickness management tasks. There was also a great deal of non-standard absences common within the legal sector such as working from home, conferences, training courses and the PSC course for trainee solicitors.
The ability to cope with workers on non-standard hours, as well as the other requirements listed above have meant e-days has been able to provide great impact to Lee & Thompson from a time & cost saving and productivity increasing perspective
"Setting up e-days was really simple; it was literally just a simple spreadsheet with employee details and email addresses. We sent it off to e-days and this magic system appeared at the end of it that was easy ...
"The feedback from the team has been excellent. The e-days employee directory has totally changed how we work." - Director
"e-days gives us more nuanced decision making aimed at supporting our employees’ health and wellbeing." - Head of HR & Facilities
"e-days has enabled us to follow processes more rigorously and a big benefit is the visibility of absence throughout the organisation." - Financial Controller
"There are multiple updates throughout the year and always new opportunities to better the user experience for employees." - Payroll Specialist
"I was given the time I needed to trial e-days with regular contact to check on how I was progressing yet. I was never once pressurised into signing up" - Practice Manager
"e-days provides a quick and reliable system. Allows employees single sign on access and we don’t have difficulties with the system ever being down." - HR Analyst
"Gone are the paper forms, inaccurate reporting and confusing hours spent rummaging through paper trails." - Operations Manager
"e-days is a cost-effective solution, simple to set up and administer and very user friendly." - HR Manager
"e-days have a super reactive support team and the application is frequently updated based on customer experience." - IT Manager
"e-days has made the job of managing absence easier. It has cut down on time and reduced the amount of emails." - Divisional Service Manager
"e-days makes the entire absence management process more efficient from booking holidays to keeping check on allowances." - IT Manager
"Thanks to the implementation of e-days we now have a paperless absence booking system which is easy to use." - HR Manager
"e-days has made annual leave and TOIL management significantly easier for both team members and managers." - Data Manager
"With e-days our company can now easily and effectively manage planned & unplanned absences along with other leave." - Support Manager
"Our users find it very easy to use and our managers find it easy to approve & keep track of absences in their department." - Head of HR & Facilities
"e-days has helped us to streamline and effectively monitor absences within the company. The site is easy to use, colorful and intuitive. The support team are very helpful and quick to respond – to date we have been very impressed!"
"e-days has made annual leave and TOIL management significantly easier for both team members and managers. It’s flexible enough to allow for hourly or daily recording of leave, which is ideal for our departments. It has replaced a number of separate and inconsistent team spreadsheets stored on shared drives, resulting in a central, consistent and manageable leave and absence system."