This session will focus on absence management in the workforce today. Proper absence management is key to helping organizations maintain the highest levels of productivity, minimize the total cost of labor, and ensure compliance with constantly changing Federal and State leave management legislation. Tools in the areas of leave requests, benefit accruals, vacancy tracking, and case management help organizations streamline benefit and leave tracking processes. This results in lower absenteeism, increased productivity, less manual processing, and overall compliance with leave standards. When organizations utilize absence management best practices, they can reach these goals and focus attention back on a productive workforce.
Workplace grief costs U.S. businesses billions of dollars a year in reduced productivity and increased errors and accidents, yet the word grief rarely shows up in reports. In The Hidden Annual Cost of Grief in America’s Workplace 2003 report, the keyword in the title of this report is the word "hidden." It is just that factor that has caused the problem to escalate to now unimaginable proportions and it is the essential reason that it is getting worse rather than better. In this presentation we will address the definition of grief, the grief/workplace connection, the cost of "presenteeism" to corporations and we will discover how managers and other employees can support coworkers who have experienced personal loss.