Friday, 30 May 2014

We're moving offices!

We are delighted to announce that we will be moving to our new offices during the 6th – 8th June 2014.

This is a really exciting time for us as a company and the new office space will enable us to expand our ever growing development and commercial team!

The new contact details are as follows:-
Postal address: Unit 1c, Charnwood Park, Bridgend CF31 3PL
Telephone: 01656 750 858
Fax: 01656 648 649

Please note that on Friday 6th June, our current telephone system will be relocated to the new offices. This will mean that support will continue to be provided during the day by email and mobile phone. The normal office telephone numbers be diverted on a temporary basis to cover the move.

Everything will be back to business as usual on Monday 9th June!

Photos of our new offices will be posted onto the website so you can take a look and we welcome you for a cuppa to show you around if you’re ever in South Wales!

Thank you for your continued support!

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

What is the Bradford Factor?

We have a sparkly new video explaining the benefits of implementing the Bradford Factor into your business!

Please feel free to like, share and comment and help us spread the word!

If you like what you see and would be interested in learning more, then feel free to call us to arrange a no obligation online demonstration!

Thank you for watching on behalf of the Activ Absence Control team!

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

How will you deal with absence during the World Cup?

There is less than a month before the 2014 World Cup kicks off meaning millions of employees will be eager to catch all the action!

According to recent figures*, 250 millions working hours will be lost due to this sporting event due to sickness absence, lateness and poor performance. People are now referring to this disruption as "world cup fever", meaning that every 4 years it will strike again and spread like wild fire!

Unfortunately, it would be impossible for businesses to increase annual leave entitlement to allow for these events, but there have been other suggested alternatives...
  • Flexible working - allow staff time off for certain games
  • Shift Swapping - some employees may not be that interested in sport
  • Screening at work - showing the big games at work and boosting work place morale 
Again, these options may not be possible in your work place so here is where Activ Absence Control comes into play... like what we did there?!

Some matches may be shown late at night, so you may get employees calling in sick the next day after a heavy night... we can help you set up trigger points to make sure this is monitored and recorded effectively. 

For example, if an employee has requested annual leave but it was declined due to lack of staff, but they then call in sick, this would prompt a trigger alert to HR or their line manager informing them if this incident.

Contact us today for a free no obligation online demonstration which will take around 30 - 45 minutes!

Make sure the "world cup fever" stays under control in your organisation this year!

* According to a survey by telecoms and IT services provider Coms plc - See more at:

Friday, 16 May 2014

We're not against staff holidays, we just want everyone to enjoy the summer!

British workers only take three-quarters of their holiday... does this sound familiar to you?

"The average UK employee only uses three quarters (77%) of their annual leave entitlement every year". (Full story can be read here)

This leaves many organisations struggling as it's peak time for staff to take their annual leave.
  • How are you managing at this busy time of year?
  • Do you have a clear idea when and who is taking time off?
  • What if you had clear visibility of staff availability across the company?

When it comes to managing your employee holiday entitlements, in our experience one size doesn't fit all.
Activ Absence is an online absence management software system that enables you to flexibly manage staff holiday entitlements and sickness absences in the way that suits your organisation best.

Configure, holiday entitlements for employees as you require, enabling you to manage different entitlements based on seniority, length of service, country location or carry over rules.  Automatically calculate employee entitlements based on the rules you've defined, their start dates, working hours and working patterns.

During the leave year, if an employee’s working hours change, Activ Absence automatically calculates the new entitlement, saving you time and ensuring consistency and accurate information.

Contact us today for more information to find out how you can effectively manage your staff holidays!

Friday, 2 May 2014

The wine…gums(!) are on us at The Welsh Business Show!

We are just packing up everything we need in readiness for The Welsh Business Show tomorrow!
We are delighted to be a part of this show and it’s now officially a SELL OUT!
You can still register to attend and it’s FREE of charge!
However, the best part (well we think so!) is that you can come and visit Activ Absence Control on Stand 4, find out how we can help streamline your staff absence AND get some wine gums on us!
See you there!