Do your employees have summer fever?
It’s challenging enough to manage the planned vacations between Memorial Day and Labor Day, with a lot of your employees taking off for the beach, lakes, or other vacation destinations. Managers wind up spending a disproportionate amount of time keeping up with who’s working and who’s not, ensuring coverage of critical tasks, and adjusting workflow. These challenges are often compounded by an uptick in unplanned absences during the summer, when employees are more likely to call in sick in order to enjoy a day off from work.
Impromptu absences create a host of problems, including lost productivity, increased workload for other employees, disrupted workflow, and a reduction in the quality of work. In addition, the misuse of sick time has a negative impact on employee morale and may result in others calling in sick when they’re not – further reducing productivity and increasing the administrative challenges for your managers.
So what can you do?
There are a lot of strategies companies can use to minimize unplanned summer absences, including “summer Fridays,” shortened work weeks, and telecommuting. But a flexible time-off policy may not solve all your absence problems if you’re still relying on manual processes for workforce management. A cloud-based solution like Workforce Go! HCM automates the enforcement of attendance policies and gives you easy access to the data you need to clearly understand all areas of absenteeism, both planned and unplanned. In addition, automated capabilities such as timekeeping, employee scheduling, and reporting give you real-time visibility into your workforce.
Workforce Go! HCM gives you an effective tool to manage absenteeism and reduce the costs of unplanned absences, both this summer and all year. To find out more, contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-800-5575.