Absence Matters: Self-Service Technology Solutions

DMEC Staff@Work

Self-Service Technology Solutions Facilitate Leave of Absence Planning and Management

Self-Service Technology SolutionsBy Bryon Bass

SVP, Disability and Absence Practice & Compliance
Sedgwick

An employee may be absent from the workplace on any given day for a variety of reasons. In some instances, a debilitating migraine headache may be unexpectedly triggered. In other cases, an emergency appendectomy may take both the employee and employer by surprise. A knee replacement surgery may have been anticipated and scheduled for weeks, while bereavement days for an unexpected death in the family were unplanned.

While these types of life events are expected to happen, they do result in workplace disruption and place additional responsibilities on both the employer and employee. The good news is that the market is continually providing improved self-service technology solutions that make these types of events easier to manage for all parties.

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