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Workforce Absence Manager



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Absence Management Software: Control the Impact of Employee Absence

Employee absence has a huge impact on your organization... and the best way to control it is with advanced absence management software. Whether the absence is planned, incidental, or extended, it carries costs, risks and productivity hits.

Costs: On average, 35 percent of payroll1 is linked to employee absence. This includes the cost of paying absent employees as well indirect costs, such as lost productivity and the hiring of replacement workers.

Risks: Without workforce attendance systems to manage employee absence, organizations risk failing to comply with collective bargaining agreements and government regulations such as the Family Medical Leave Act and state leave laws.

Productivity: Absence is a productivity killer — on average, incidental, unplanned absences result in 19 percent of net lost productivity per day2.

To control the impact of absenteeism, you need to see trends so you can control costs. You need to manage your policies so you can minimize compliance risk. And you need to identify workers with attendance issues so you can improve workforce productivity.

To learn more about how Kronos absence management software can help, explore:

  • Innovative features that put you in control and help you reduce the headaches of managing FMLA and minimize compliance risk associated with FMLA and other leave laws.
  • Reliable, easy-to-use technology that works with your environment
  • Comprehensive services that make the most of your IT and budget resources

Visit the Compliance Resource Center for videos and documents to help you minimize FMLA and FLSA risks. 

Are you a current customer looking for assistance with your product? Visit our customer portal.

Related products:
Workforce Timekeeper
Workforce HR
Workforce Payroll
Workforce Scheduler

Also, explore our solutions for the IBM iSeries® platform.

1 Survey on the Total Financial Impact of Employee Absences. Mercer  (June 2010) Sponsored by Kronos.
2 Mercer (June 2010)

  • American Woodmark Leverages Kronos to Reduce Absenteeism, Control Labor Costs, and Improve Leave Compliance

    Kronos helped American Woodmark standardize their attendance policy across all locations, provide accurate leave tracking, and give employees easy access to accrual information.

  • Kronos® Gives Moore & Van Allen's Front Line Instant Online Access to Key Labor Data

    Insight into labor activities leads to better workforce management.

  • Video: Absence Management Benefits

    Employee absence has a huge impact on your organization... and the best way to control it is with advanced absence management software. Whether the absence is planned, incidental, or extended, it carries costs, risks and productivity hits. Watch the video to learn about the benefits of Workforce Absence Manager.

  • Organizations Worldwide Control the Cost of Employee Absence with Kronos

    Organizations looking to more effectively manage the worldwide problem of absenteeism are increasingly turning to Kronos Incorporated for their absence management needs, as illustrated by a 28-percent increase in absence management product revenue.

  • Kronos - Substitute Finder System Interface

    The Kronos Substitute Finder system interface can help manage teacher absenteeism by centralizing data and streamlining processes quickly and easily.

  • Workforce Absence Manager Datasheet

    This datasheet highlights the value that Kronos Workforce Absence Manager delivers with a specific focus on employee Attendance. 

  • CIPD Absence Management Survey Report 2011

    This report provides useful benchmarking data for organisations on absence levels and the cost and causes of absence, as well as a focus on employee well-being. In addition, the report answers questions about the abolition of the Default Retirement Age and levels of turnover due to ill health, and continues to track the effect of the economic climate on employee absence.


  • Managing Employee Absenteeism by Mobile

    The options for managing an unexpected absence have typically been limited to two choices: ask an employee who’s about to get off to stay and cover the shift, or “smile and dial” in the hope that someone who isn’t scheduled can be persuaded to work. 

    Thanks to mobile technology, however, there is a better option. Restaurant operators have the ability to combine a restaurant’s scheduling application with text messaging to cover shortfalls in the schedule. Learn more about using mobile technology and continue delivering on customer service.

  • Nucleus Research Note Exploring the Benefits of Workforce Absence Manager J41

    Employees receive an average of 1.25 extra days of paid time off per year, according to Nucleus Research.

    At $25 per hour – the US Bureau of Labor Statistics average wage for a manufacturing worker – the costs add up to $250,000 per year for every 1000 workers.

    In this report, Nucleus Research explores the challenges companies face when they seek to control the cost of absenteeism and leave.

    Download this report to see how leading companies deal with the complexity, time required, and inherent risk associated with trying to minimize the costs of absence while maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations, and union agreements.