Academic journal article Manager

Managing Absence the Intelligent Way

Academic journal article Manager

Managing Absence the Intelligent Way

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According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), workplace absence costs UK businesses an average of £599 per employee per year.

To help combat this, the first ever voice-activated absence management solution has been launched, offering managers a tool for tackling one of the biggest financial burdens facing companies.

Healthcare and risk management consultancy PMI Health Group are promoting Absencemanager as an intelligent, software system that records absence and immediately tells everyone who needs to know, by text message or email alert, who is absent, why and when they are likely to return.

It is claimed to be the only fully automated solution of its kind available, requiring no manual intervention or labour intensive data inputting.

Says PMI Health Group's operations director, Rachael Floyd, "Absenteeism is costing British businesses millions of pounds each year, but companies are unable to tackle the problem because they lack the tools to record it, coordinate records and provide the necessary reporting and management information."

Using the latest web-based technology, Absencemanager records employee absence, allows businesses to deal with it at every stage and provides management reporting information tailored to their specific needs. …

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