"For Retail real time data is vital, allowing managers to plan efficiently and to reduce operational disruption." Neil Smith - United Biscuits
When employees are consistently absent this has a serious and immediate impact on production.
Pladis found themselves in this position. Absence rates were too high and they did not have the policies or tools to address the issue. Their policies and procedures were overcomplicated and not well understood. They were unable to effectively measure or report on absence and unable to provide managers and employees with a simple and effective way to deal with absence. Their Employee Health and Wellbeing teams were over-stretched and struggling to address problems in a timely manner.
These issues were a costly drain on the profitability of the business through days lost to unplanned absence and sick pay. Often employees were found to “drift” into long term sickness absence.
Pladis went to market looking for a solution to help them manage absence. It was imperative to them that the line manager still held the accountability to manage their employee’s absence. Empactis Absence Manager provided them with this, as well as the other features they were looking for;
“The business understands that significant change causes the workforce to feel uncertain and this can have a huge impact on our absence levels”.