In, but Out Of the Office
It seems we are officially in the “dog days” of summer here in the Northeast United States. I don’t understand the negative connotation though, because most of the sad puppies I see in the halls here look like they’d rather be playing outside. With all the ins and outs of half-days, vacation days, and (“I lit myself on fire grilling burgers.”) sick days, it’s got to be tough for an employer to keep track of it all. Not to mention when “burger boy” needs short-term leave to heal.
During my morning hitchhike across the excellent internet galaxy, I found “Most employers don’t measure cost of worker absences” by Stephanie Goldberg in Business Insurance magazine. Ms. Goldberg writes about an Aon Hewitt survey concluding that “The majority of employers don’t measure the impact of absence on their bottom line, despite the fact that it costs about 8% of payroll on average.”
When you think about the annual payroll expense for an organization, 8% is a significant number, and helping to minimize it is right in the Kronos wheelhouse with absence management and workforce analytics solutions.
If you’d like to learn more, on August 7, 2014, 2:00 PM ET we’re teaming up with SHRM for Heavy Lifting: How Hidden Absence Costs Add Up – and Weigh You Down, a free webinar to explore how automating absence management can help you:
- Efficiently manage scheduled and unscheduled absence
- Identify and rectify costly absence trends
- Use real-time data visibility for quick fixes to last minute absences
- Minimize compliance risk associated with FMLA
Now since you’re “In” but would like to be “Out,” here’s a fun song about a county fair in the country sun…