Ellipse has launched InteractPlus a unique product combining classic income protection with absence management in one integrated package, for companies insuring between five and 300 employees.
Early intervention has long been cited as the key to effective group income protection but, even though attempts have been made to encourage absence to be reported early, early has never really amounted to fewer than several weeks after an absence has started. This is still more than enough time for an absence mindset to become embedded and make returning to work a real challenge. InteractPlus overcomes this problem by collecting information about every absence, as soon as it happens – no other group income protection product captures absence data from day one.
A new report 'Sick Notes', covering research by Ellipse and Professor Cary Cooper highlights disparities between peer and manager attitudes to absence, finds presenteeism is as much a problem as people taking sickies and recommends five steps to getting a grip on absence management.