Sick Leave and Lateness

Track staff absence and lateness with ease

Log sick days in seconds with our streamlined absence management software

  • See who’s off with a team calendar view
  • Record absence by leave type and pull reports
  • Get instant alerts to approve time off for appointments
  • Fill vacant shifts quickly with our open shifts feature

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Keep on top of unplanned absence

You can’t predict when employees get sick or when trains may run late. But with BrightHR on your side, you don’t need a crystal ball to stay on top of absence management.

Doctor’s appointments? Maternity or paternity leave? Time off for dependants? You can see it all at a glance.

  • Log all common absences—not just sickness and lateness
  • Easily upload and access proof of absence like documents, pictures, and forms
  • Turn on notifications to help you plan for important meetings
  • See who’s available to cover shifts and update management in real-time
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Absence management made simple

Sure, everyone gets sick and when they do, they might need time off work. You’re a good boss, you understand that. But keeping track of your team’s attendance manually can quickly become a real HR headache.

  • Download and track absence trends with an absence reporting tool
  • Remove HR risks with software that accounts for absence law
  • Keep track of recurring lateness with secure attendance records
  • Support employees dealing with personal or long-term absence with a leading EAP
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What our customers say about BrightHR

Using BrightHR makes us much more organised and centralises our processes, making it quicker for us to manage sickness and holidays.

Nottingham Credit Union

What our customers say about BrightHR

BrightHR is a user-friendly system and the team are on hand to answer any questions we ever have. I would highly recommend BrightHR.

Deborah Gillespie @ Change, Recruitment Group

What our customers say about BrightHR

Our staff absolutely love using the system and the ease of booking holidays and clocking in using Blip. Customer service is amazing...

Steven Greenall @ Cornerstone Children’s Home

What our customers say about BrightHR

Managing staff absence on-the-go with the BrightHR app

Our mobile app makes it even easier to manage absences, wherever you are. Whether someone’s phoning in sick at the crack of dawn, you’re arranging cover on your lunch break, or producing attendance reports in the evenings, our app keeps you fully in touch with what’s going on.

BrightHR lets:

  • Your employees snap a picture and upload proof of absence
  • You accept or decline absence requests on the move
  • Admins release open shifts and notify your staff instantly
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See BrightHR’s absence management software in action

Watch our quick video demo to see how BrightHR makes absence management simple. Discover software that makes it easier than ever to manage staff absences, record who’s on leave, and log lateness.

Or book your personal demo for a commitment-free tour today!

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Discover what more BrightHR has to offer

Upskill your employees with CPD-accredited courses. BrightLearn features interactive learning and a learning management system.

Carry your electronic filing system in your pocket with unlimited document storage space. Upload, store, and view documents in seconds.

Create, assign, and edit shifts and rotas with ease across ANY working pattern. Plus bring flexibility with our new open shifts feature.

Get a real-time view of who’s clocked in, out, or on a break by letting staff clock their own hours on our Blip App.

Make your staff holiday management a breeze. Approve holiday requests on the go, get notified of clashes, and get a single view of your entire teams schedule.

Get the right person for the job every time by tracking, storing, organising, and managing your applicants from job openings to onboarding.

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Get in touch and discover how BrightHR can revolutionise your business today.

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The return you get from BrightHR

Over the year, BrightHR helps the average business:

  • Save 31 hours on handling absence requests and 14 hours on managing overtime
  • Fill 40 open shifts and manage 24 schedules
  • Create 150 bespoke HR documents, policies, and employee handbooks
  • Produce 14 custom reports or spreadsheets to manage HR and payroll
  • Develop 9+ bespoke risk assessment documents
  • Submit at least one hazard, accident or near miss report

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Q. QuestionWhat is the best way to manage absenteeism?

Firstly, it’s important to clearly outline your company policies in terms of sick leave, annual leave, long-term illness, and absenteeism so your employees are well aware of what you expect from them. Expertly written HR document templates that you can access for free on BrightBase can help you hit all the right notes with your documentation.

But just having the right policies in place is never enough. Onboard your employees into an end-to-end HR software like BrightHR to help you maintain a central schedule, log absences, and track lateness across all your teams. It’ll shave hours off your HR admin!

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