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3 Reasons why talking to edays will be the highlight of your UNLEASH

6 March 2019 5 min read

The 02 arena in London


UNLEASH is Europe’s biggest, best and most influential HR event. We’ll be joining thousands of visionaries and disruptors to roadmap the Future of Work.

Trust us – you don’t want to miss this one.

If you’ve been to UNLEASH before, you’ll know that it’s a rush of revolutionary ideas. You’ll want to see everything and talk to everyone.

But we can guarantee that just 10 minutes’ talking to Edays at stand 500 will be the highlight of your UNLEASH.

Here’s why:

1) We Could Save Your Business At Least £108 a Day



Seriously! Let us explain…

Unplanned absences cost UK employers around £29 billion each year.

29 billion is too big a number to grasp, so let’s break things down a little.

The average UK salary for a full-time worker in the UK is £27,600, which breaks down to £14.38 an hour. Assuming your employees work 7.5-hour days, and assuming they receive full sick pay, each individual day of unplanned absence will cost you approximately £108.

That’s a lot of money! And the more sick days your employees take, the more your business stands to lose.

So come and talk to us at UNLEASH. We’ll show you how our absence management software can significantly reduce unplanned absences in your organisation.

Our system features advanced sickness recording, Bradford Factor scoring, detailed individual records, return-to-work forms, and much more. It’s all easy to access and simple to use, and it’s all designed to help you take control of unplanned absences once and for all.

For every sick day we’ll help you prevent, we’ll save your business £108. Talk to us on stand 500 to find out more.

2) We’ll Take All the Tedium and Uncertainty out of HR



Are you still using paper and spreadsheets to manage your absences? That needs to stop, right now. Your system is far too time consuming. And you know what they say about time and money…

Think about how long it currently takes you to process a leave request, from start to finish. Think about every step you need to take – every form that needs to be filled in, every individual who needs to be consulted, every sign-off you need to secure, and every calendar you need to update.

Even if you’re a HR wizard, all of that’s going to take time. Maybe 10 minutes per leave request, on a good day.

We can cut that time down to seconds. With our absence management system, requests can be sent and approvals can be granted in just two clicks.

We’ll make this sort of paperwork a thing of the past. And because all employees will be able to see their entitlement in real time, so you’ll never see another “how much leave do I have left” email again.

All of this time and motion is going to add up to incredible savings. On average, we save organisations £289 per employee per year*.

Talk to us at stand 500 to see our system in action. And prepare to be amazed…

3) We’ll Help Your Team Fall in Love with Their Jobs Again

Workplace wellbeing will likely dominate the agenda at this year’s UNLEASH, and with good reason: We may be approaching a stress pandemic.

Stress is one of the biggest causes of unplanned absences in the workplace. And we’ve already talked about just how much unplanned absences are going to cost your business.

Do you know how to manage stress in the workplace? You need to promote a flexible working environment. You need to champion a good work/life balance, and give your employees everything they’ll need to stay on top of their work and avoid employee burnout.

Our absence management software will help you do just that.

Come to stand 500 of UNLEASH and we’ll give you a short demo of our world-famous absence management software.

We’ll show you how simple leave booking and easily-accessible schedules will help all of your employees enjoy the best possible work/life balance.

We’ll show you how clear reporting and a range of advanced yet easy-to-use features will help you to spot the common signs of workplace stress, so you can act before things get problematic.

UNLEASH is Going to be Epic



This will be our fifth UNLEASH. We’ve been to this expo in London, Amsterdam and San Francisco. Every time we attend, we’re amazed and humbled by the energy, the ideas, and the wonderful people who make the HR world turn.

There’s a real sense of belonging at UNLEASH. And it feels like this year we need its inspiration and positivity more than ever.

From Brexit uncertainty to breathtaking technological advances, the coming years will be challenging for all of us. UNLEASH is there to remind us that we’re all in this together. We can help each other face these challenges, and grow.

Let Us Be the Highlight of Your UNLEASH

Europe’s number one HR event takes place 19-20 march at Excel London.

Take 10 minutes of your UNLEASH to visit us on stand 500.

Our popular absence management system will transform your business forever. We’ll show you how you can save time, save money, and empower your employees like never before.

Katrina Bennett People Director at edays
March 6, 2019

Katrina is edays' own People Director with significant UK and international experience in delivering people strategy and value-adding HR solutions across a range of organisations and sectors (including Arriva, Boots, Rolls Royce, the utility and charity sectors). Katrina has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources and is CIPD qualified.