Leave Management & Work Life Balance: Can They Co-Exist?

Posted by Lauren Osselton on Jun 27, 2017 10:27:33 AM

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The importance of work life balance is nothing new; we all strive to maintain a happy life both at work and at home. However, it’s easier said than done. The reality is that a large amount of the American population feels a great deal of stress at work and lacks a sense of balance. In fact, 40% of American workers feel that their job is very, or extremely, stressful.

Whether it’s you or your team feeling this burden, it isn’t healthy for your business. A healthy sense of balance embedded into your corporate culture is likely to improve retention, increase productivity, and reduce absenteeism.

As a leave or HR manager, you have a lot on your plate. What if you could reduce one of the most stressful burdens: leave management? According to the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC)’s Annual Employer Leave Management Survey, the organization found that the driving forces behind switching to leave management solutions are to reduce errors, ensure legal compliance and lessen the administrative burden. 

That’s where Leave Genius comes in. Leave Genius saves time by reducing the guesswork on determining applicable leave laws, by providing a trusted source of compliance information. This simple, easy-to-use system also improves consistency in the recognition of compliance obligations. Not only will you feel more confidence with a trusted source of compliance information, you will also have more time in your day.

Not only will this give you your work life balance back, but it will also help your employees find theirs.

Here’s how:

A Reduction in Errors

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Have you ever spent hours looking at various state and municipal leave laws, and comparing them against the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? Not only is this overwhelming, it also makes it easy to make mistakes when you’re not entirely sure of the nuances of each leave policy and their various applicability and eligibility requirements.

With Leave Genius, that guess work is eliminated. Simply enter a bit of information on the leave, and the app automatically calculates your employee’s leave eligibility. Fear no more about making mistakes along the way! Just think of it as the ultimate sidekick.

This confidence and effort to improve your leave management process will likely improve the work life balance for you and your colleagues. How?

Looking for other tips to boost your FMLA compliance? Look no further.  

Lessening the Administrative Burden

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One of the biggest pain points for HR Managers is the amount of time it takes out of their team’s day to manage leave.

So how can Leave Genius address these concerns? By lessening the amount of time you spend administering leave manually through the auto generation of multiple leave forms. The system even automatically fills in key pieces of information for you!

Additionally, since it’s a web app, you can access the system anywhere, and at any time!

It Gives You Time To Focus On Your Employees

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All those long hours you spent working on leave can be reallocated to focus on your most important asset: your employees! You can finally lead that focus group you’ve been wanting to do, or plan a corporate retreat. The possibilities are endless. You can also pay extra attention to ensuring that your employees are themselves maintaining a sense of work life balance. Signs such as excessive absences, obvious exhaustion, and increased errors, are all indications that your employees are facing burnout and not maintaining a sense of balance. Some employees may also demonstrate a sense of apathy towards their work, which is another sign that it’s time for them to step back. Keep an eye out for these signs. It may be that your employees need a bit of help finding their own sense of balance.

As the famous cliche goes, it’s time to put the “Human” back in “Human Resources”.

So come on! Bid that old system goodbye and say hello to Leave Genius!

Do you have anymore suggestions for maintaining a healthy work life balance? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn

Leave Genius is your go-to web app for leave laws, going beyond just FMLA. Built by Presagia, a solution trusted by the nation’s largest organizations, Leave Genius is a simple and effective web app developed to give small and medium-sized employers confidence in leave compliance.

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