Monday, 29 June 2015

Keeping your cool when the mercury rises

According to the weathermen, we are expecting record breaking sunshine this week, which is great news for those of us in Wales who look forward to a few days of sunshine in amongst the flurry of drizzle, heavy rain and cloudy skies that give us the beautiful green valleys we are famous for!

Sunny weather is great news for British tourism, and especially good news for tennis fans, who so often pay big money for Wimbledon tickets only to sit through rain interrupting play!

The sunny weather is not such great news for HR Managers, however, who are used to seeing unauthorised sickness absence rise just as quickly as the mercury does, especially if Andy Murray is playing well on Centre Court!  Of course, that's on top of planned annual leave which is higher during the Summer months.

Activ Absence is perfect for staff holiday planning and it is also proven to reduce unauthorised absence by 25-30%.  Our HR Managers claim that their cloud based absence management system makes summer easier:

"our records are more accurate and up to date than they ever were, resulting us being able to monitor and respond quickly to any absence issues that might arise."  Julie Holt, Improva

HR Managers using Activ Absence will now have a little extra something in their HR toolkit to help them keep cool when the temperature rises - because the company have today announced that they are sending attractively branded free mini cool bags to all their customers!

The Activ Absence Cool Bag

Adrian Lewis, Commercial Director  for Activ Absence explained:

"It's that time of year, with Wimbledon, sunny weather and the odd trip to the zoo or the seaside when those of us who have weekends off really want to make the most of them.  We view our HR customers as our most valuable asset, so as well as hopefully making their working lives easier during the warmer weather, we can give them a little something to help them enjoy their leisure time!"

The coolbags hold 6 regular soft drink cans, or for those who like to go camping, our Head of Marketing advises they also hold a pack of bacon, sausages, a pint of milk and an ice pack and are perfect for an overnight camping trip with a lovely breakfast!

Lucky HR Managers will be receiving their cool bags soon.

If you aren't yet a customer but would like one of the limited edition cool bags, book a FREE demonstration of the software by Friday 3rd July and we will happily send you one, no strings attached (whilst stocks last!)  To book your Activ Absence demonstration, call the team on 01656 750858 or email

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