search icon

Keep on top of absence management and reduce sick leave with HR software from Sage

Absenteeism will eat into your profits, so it’s important to track attendance for business performance and staff wellbeing.

Why use employee absence management software?

Your staff are the foundation of your business. Seeing how your employees use their time and any absence patterns provides valuable insight into how your company is functioning, where there might be room for improvement and which staff members might need extra support.

While trust is imperative for a good relationship between you and your employees, using attendance tracker software has many benefits for both parties. Bosses are able to see where there may be a problem with absenteeism while employees that put in extra hours can be recognised, either as going above and beyond their responsibilities or as needing additional support and resources. 

An attendance register also makes sure that everyone gets paid accurately and on time, boosting morale and increasing productivity.

Attendance tracking software works by tracking the time employees spend on different projects, eliminating much of the human error that occurs when people submit their hours manually. This data is collected and analysed automatically by the software, minimising compliance risks and saving HR and payroll professionals countless hours of time traditionally spent on data entry.

Staff absence management best practices

When it comes to reducing sick leave, it’s important to understand the reasons behind above-average absenteeism. While most people take time off due to legitimate health reasons, it’s also important to rule out the possibility of sick leave abuse, or time theft. Attendance register software eliminates the guesswork from this process, as it helps managers measure sickness absence and detect patterns that are indicative of potential abuse. 

For those employees suffering with different medical ailments, the best ways to reduce sick leave include:

  • Creating a culture that encourages a healthy work-life balance
  • Having a clear policy for absences
  • Implementing wellness programmes

Wellness programmes support employees’ well-being with things like voluntary health assessments, occupational health facilities and opportunities for flexible work.

As for annual leave, it’s important to encourage employees to spread out their holidays across the year rather than saving them up. Taking regular breaks from work will keep their well-being and motivation levels high throughout the year. You should also be mindful of how many people are taking annual leave simultaneously to ensure business continuity.

Turning down holiday requests can be badly received, so it’s important to have a clear practice in place for accepting requests, such as ‘first come, first served’. An annual leave tracker makes sure everyone knows when people are on leave and makes the holiday request approval process fairer and clearer for everyone.

 

How software can help you with attendance tracking

Introducing HR system software from Sage to your attendance tracking process helps by automating much of the work. It allows you to track and report attendance online and acts as a real-time, single source of information on absences. Our HR software is cloud-based, meaning that employees can access the attendance register from any location and on any device.

Sage HRMS

A complete on-premise human resource management solution that will help you maximize every dollar you invest in your employees.

  • Manage time and attendance
  • Go paperless
  • Manage your employee benefits
  • Make smarter decisions about your people
  • Use powerful HR add-ons

People

Transform how you manage and engage your workforce with our global cloud HR and People management solution

  • Increase team efficiency and productivity through the automation of key tasks and workflow
  • Empower teams to do their best work, by providing tailored and meaningful experiences that matter
  • Get instant workforce visibility and actionable insights, from a single source of truth
  • Engage your workforce via a tailored and branded self-service portal
  • Benefit from unparalleled reliability and security, while meeting global and local compliance requirements
  • Stay compliant with secure Canadian data residency

Discover HR software solutions from Sage

HR software solutions and consultancy services from Sage will help you cut costs and save time.

Practical advice about HR

Five of today’s common HR challenges

Five of today’s common HR challenges

Wondering five of today's common HR challenges? Your questions answered here.

Read More
Read More
11 steps for HR and People leaders to create a flexible working culture

11 steps for HR and People leaders to create a flexible working culture

You may have switched to flexible and remote working, but how can you ensure its ongoing success? Here are 11 tips for HR and People leaders.

Read More
Read More
What are the top issues in HR?

What are the top issues in HR?

Wondering what are the top issues in HR? Your questions answered here.

Read More
Read More
HR’s transforming to People: 4 ways HR leaders can get ahead

HR’s transforming to People: 4 ways HR leaders can get ahead

Just 18% of HR leaders believe their organization has shifted from HR to People. Here’s four ways to get ahead in your HR to People journey.

Read More
Read More
Employee Appreciation Day: How to build a culture of year-round recognition

Employee Appreciation Day: How to build a culture of year-round recognition

Employee Appreciation Day is a great opportunity to recognize your employees and build a culture of year-round appreciation and recognition.

Read More
Read More
Can an Employer Rescind a Job Offer?

Can an Employer Rescind a Job Offer?

Rescinding a job offer extended to a candidate? Avoid legal hot water and understand how to take back a job offer the right way as an employer.

Read More
Read More
Why timely and accurate payroll really matters to your business

Why timely and accurate payroll really matters to your business

Most business owners and their employees would agree on the importance of being paid accurately and on time. Learn how to make your firm payroll efficient.

Read More
Read More
5 issues that occur in your growing small business

5 issues that occur in your growing small business

Success sometimes comes with setbacks. As your small business grows, you may find your expanded operations run into obstacles that weren't there before. Here

Read More
Read More

Give Feedback