Private Sector Absence management: The key to greater productivity and profitability
The average organisation loses £974 per employee each year, just due to absence. When you multiply that by the number of employees in your organisation, the financial impact escalates quickly.
FirstCare are private sector absence management specialists, working with organisations across a range of industries, including transport, food and beverage production, distribution, logistics, construction, engineering and financial services. For each client we identify the key absence issues and help the client to overcome them.
Here’s an example. A transport client had a high incidence of absence among drivers complaining of back pain. Our nurses homed in on the nature of the pain and helped drivers recover more quickly. The accurate recording of the back pain meant we could analyse the absences – and we uncovered a crucial trend.
The company had two main driver shifts: the first shift left from the depot, the second shift did an en-route swap. The drivers with back pain were overwhelmingly from the second shift. We discovered this was because they didn’t have time to adjust the seat properly before they had to set off, which meant they were spending their whole shift with the previous drivers’ settings. By tackling this problem – introducing new policies and enabling earlier intervention into long-term absence – they achieved an absence reduction of 34%.
Reducing your absence rate requires a holistic approach, from early intervention to accurate insight.
This helps you address the hidden causes of absence and make sustainable changes.
The first step is to see which service level is right for you. Take a look at the overview below. We’ve designed our service to make life easier for all stakeholders involved in absence, so you’ll see features for managers, HR and IT, among others.
If you’re unsure about which is right for your organisation, let’s discuss – our consultants are standing by to advise you.