England success could mean an additional 750,000 workers absent
London, UK -13 June 2014 - As football fever grips the nation in the coming weeks, businesses should expect to see absence rise considerably with organisations potentially finding themselves understaffed.
This rise is set to further increase if, (or should we say when) England continue in the games, and based on 2010 data from Teamseer, part of Access Group and a leading absence and holiday management software provider, success at the group level could mean an additional 750,000 workers taking time off.
However, HR professionals could be perfectly placed to help address any resourcing issues by having the appropriate data analytics in place.
In 2010 there were spikes of absenteeism on the day of, or day after England matches, with the biggest increase coming after the victory against Slovenia, which took us through to the final 16.
The data shows that absences return to normal level after England exit the tournament. Joshua Gilbertson, MD of TeamSeer, says, “HR departments can play a key role in helping their organisation by having solid analytical tools in place to track and measure absence trends, not just for the England games but throughout the whole year. By providing these tools they’re helping their colleagues to plan, resource and prioritise more effectively in order to avoid any disruption.
“Ten years ago companies would never have had access to this type of data, but now businesses can build a rich set of data around absence trends. Simple and intuitive absence management solutions like Teamseer, mean organisations can collate analytics around key events and monitor trends throughout the year. Analytics of employee behaviour is increasing in profile and importance.
“Absence data becomes really valuable when it allows organisations to make smart decisions about resourcing and productivity. It’s these decisions that will improve the bottom line and create competitive edge,” concludes Joshua.
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More information on the Teamseer software: http://www.teamseer.com/
Teamseer is a leading author of holiday and absence management software. It is part of the £50m business software management provider Access Group with a portfolio spanning solutions for ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing. More than 5,000 UK businesses and not-for-profit organisations use Access solutions to improve their performance, profitability and drive growth, unlocking their business potential through improved business insight. Teamseer forms a valuable part in the software suite supporting organisations of all sizes.