Much as it would be nice if your team were all completely healthy all of the time, in reality, it’s probably not going to happen.
While we don’t have a miracle sickness cure, we can help to make managing illness as pain-free as possible (for you, at least, if not for the employee).Free TrialBook a Demo
First things first; when someone’s too ill to come to work it’s really quite useful to be aware of it.
Allowing employees to log their sickness against their shifts is a good start; receiving a notification if they’ve done so is even better. Rather than wasting time wondering if your team member is just running late you’re already primed to bring someone in to cover, to reshuffle the rest of the team so that no one needs to cover, or to have a minor crisis because there isn’t anyone to cover. Whichever suits you best.
Of course, if employees feel too awful to even think about logging in to Shiftie you can always record their sickness yourself instead.
With the ability to log the start and end date of the sickness, or to leave it open as an ongoing record if you’re not sure when they’ll be back, you can keep your records up to date with minimum fuss. You can also note the cause of the illness for reference and make changes to the log as needed, although this won’t actually affect the patient’s condition, unfortunately.
An employee’s sickness logs can be a useful tool for working out whether regular absences are evidence of an attendance problem, bad luck, or a recurring illness (or all three, which really would be bad luck).
Being able to track the frequency, duration, and type of illness can all help with this, as well as keeping an eye on whether there’s a pattern to sicknesses, such as an employee always mysteriously feeling sick on Monday mornings (although really, who doesn’t?)
To be honest, if you’re in any industry which relies on shift workers then we’re more than happy to help!
We’ve listed a few of the main business types which we currently cater to, but if you aren’t represented please feel free to sign up so that we can add you too.