Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Getting the right tools in place to manage sickness absence...

New figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed that the number of days lost to sickness absence has fallen by an estimated 47 million in the past 20 years.*

This is great news for businesses but we think with the right tools this can be even better...

Activ Absence  can help monitor, analyse and keep track of your employees sickness history. With the Bradford Factor automatically calculated for you we can set up trigger points alerting HR when an employer goes above your approved score. 

Within Activ Absence, we also have a Return to Work form available which includes any historical sickness information in real time format, including sickness types, days and length of sickness.

We would be happy to demonstrate this functionality within 30 minutes, just click the button below and a member of our team will be in touch to arrange this at a suitable time and date.

Activ Absence ... the software solution to your staff absences. 

* Full story can be read here 

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

"We're only a small business..."

Our Marketing Coordinator, Kate, was on a local training course yesterday and 'as you do' at these events got chatting to the lady sat next to her. 

Being the true Marketeer as she is, Kate described what Activ Absence Control was all about and asked the lady the big question... "How do you currently manage all staff holidays and sickness?" 

The response we received was not an unusual one but still surprises us every time we hear it... "Ooh we just use a company spreadsheet because we are only a small business of around 50 people"

The reason for this blog entry is to dispel the myth of companies believing you need to be a huge multi-national business to take advantage of a cloud based solution like Activ Absence Control. Yes we do have large corporate clients using our solution with over 2000 employees but we also have small businesses with as little as 10 people using it too. Everyone has the same business challenges - reduce administration, save time and cut staff sickness absence costs!

"The system has been easy to use and for me as the administrator and all the staff with minimal training. The management of leave is so much easier and less time consuming. It has already paid for itself in the time saved!"
 - Laura Melbourne, Centre Manager, Surrey Law Centre 

If you currently use spreadsheets, paper or white board to manage your staff holidays and sickness don't be embarrassed! Contact us today to see how we could save you time and money by clicking button below...

Monday, 3 February 2014

National "pull a sickie" Day!

The first Monday in February is the day British workers are most likely to ring in sick .

The fact that we have had wintry weather, January blues and the Six Nations have begun, workers will be more likely to "pull a sickie". 

The cost to the economy in lost work and business opportunities, the cost of salaries and overtime payments, was to be estimated at more than £32 million in 2013...


  1. A can of baked beans landed on my big toe
  2. I was swimming too fast and smacked my head on the poolside
  3. I’ve been bitten by an insect
  4. My car handbrake broke and it rolled down the hill into a lamppost
  5. My dog has had a big fright and I don’t want to leave him
  6. My hamster has died
  7. I’ve injured myself during sex
  8. I slipped on a coin
  9. I’ve had a sleepless night
  10. My mum has died (this was the second time the person used this excuse)
  11. I am hallucinating
  12. I am stuck in my house because the door’s broken
  13. My new girlfriend bit me in a delicate place
  14. I burned my hand on the toaster
  15. The dog ate my shoes
  16. My fish is sick
  17. I swallowed white spirit
  18. My toe is trapped in the bath tap
  19. I’m in A&E as I got a clothes peg stuck on my tongue
  20. I drank too much and fell asleep on someone’s floor – I don’t know where I am
  21. My trousers split on the way to work
  22. I’m using a new contact lens solution and my eyes are watering
  23. I have a blocked nose
  24. I’ve had a hair dye disaster
  25. I’ve got a sore finger
Are you in control of your staff sickness absence? Do you have a clear view on historical sickness?
Contact us today on 0845 643 5066 and we will be delighted to take you through a no obligation online demonstration.

We will demonstrate to you how Activ Absence Control can help monitor, track and record all forms of absence within your organisation.