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Absenteeism versus Presenteeism

presenteeism vs absenteeism
Nowadays, absenteeism is not the only major problem for a company’s attendance management. Presenteeism is rising – and it tends to cause even more severe consequences for company’s finance and team performance.
Read more April, 2018

The Unseen Costs of Presenteeism

What is presenteeism
Poor absence management causes many problems related to absenteeism – but presenteeism is even worse. Being a hidden problem, it causes major indirect costs and impairs performance. How to handle it?
Read more April, 2018

Encouraging Employees to Use Vacation Time

employee vacation policy
Taking vacations is important for both employees and employers. Read on to learn strategies and employee vacation policies that help get the employees to use their earned leave time.
Read more March, 2018

Employees’ absenteeism in the workplace

Absenteeism in the workplace
Unscheduled absences cost billions to the economy and specific companies. Thankfully, there are ways to handle absenteeism at the workplace and minimize its effects
Read more March, 2018

Reasons for Calling In Sick:
How Much Do You Really
Need to Know?

reasons for calling in sick
Most people are not comfortable talking about their health. And if you have a valid reason for calling in sick, can your manager ask for details?
Read more February, 2018

How to Choose a Smart Leave Management Software?

leave management software
Still tracking leaves in a spreadsheet? Consider moving to a special leave management software! Here’s some advice on how to choose a tool that will streamline leave requesting and approval process and save your valuable time.
Read more June, 2017

Choosing a Smart Vacation Calendar for Your Business

Vacation Calendar
Summer is the time when absence management requires special attention and takes more time than usually. How to find a clear and uncluttered vacation calendar that would simplify leave management process and save managers’ time? See our tips!
Read more May, 2017

Paid Time-Off For Protests: Uncommon Leave Types Companies Are Using

leave types
Taking a paid leave for participating in a demonstration? That’s what some Silicon Valley companies are offering to their employees. Let’s take a look at our leave time statistics to figure out other uncommon leave types companies are tracking today.
Read more May, 2017

Common Practices of
Vacation Accrual Rules

vacation accrual rules
How to set up vacation accrual rules for a company? How can vacation time be accrued and spent? Let’s take a look at the common practices in accruing leave balances and automating leave time calculation.
Read more March, 2017

Three Most Popular
Approaches to
Time Off Request

time off request
Requesting time off is something most of us have done at some point or another, so we all know how utterly frustrating that process can be. But it doesn’t have to!
Read more March, 2017

Mobile Attendance App:
A Great Way to Make
Your Team’s Life
a Whole Lot Easier

mobile attendance
When people hear ‘employee attendance tracking’ they tend to think of either some crazy high-tech stuff, or something really basic like the good ol’ punch cards. But what if we told you that it can be as simple as an app on your phone?
Read more February, 2017

actiPLANS: Proud Winner
of FinancesOnline 2016
Employee Leave
Scheduling Awards

leave scheduling
Here at actiPLANS we’ve always believed that we have an excellent product, but it’s always nice to have your work recognized by a team of industry professionals.
Read more December, 2016

Employee Attendance Tracking
a Way to Reduce Costs and Increase Work Efficiency

attendance management
The benefits of employee attendance tracking don’t limit to a better discipline and motivation: reduced expenses are one of its palpable effects. So how can attendance tracking help avoid extra costs?
Read more December, 2016

Employee Leave Schedule:
Traditional vs. Modern

leave schedule
Using software tools for employee absence management is a common practice in companies of any size these days. And while familiar applications like Excel certainly get the job done, they pale in comparison to what the more advanced and specialized solutions like actiPLANS are capable of.
Read more November, 2016

Why Companies Need Absence
Management System

absence management system
Using specialized system for leave planning – yet another chore for employees or an efficient way to optimize absence management in the company? Read on to learn more on features of special tools and see advices on how to choose the right solution.
Read more November, 2016