Sage People ‘How to’ Training Videos Launched

Last month we were delighted to unveil our new range of Sage People ‘How to’ training videos.  These short, free, practical demonstration videos take viewers through specific Sage People tasks like setting up WX reports or creating custom fields.

They were created by our talented Training Manager, Simon Jones, an ex Sage People trainer with vast experience of ever-evolving the platform. Simon has an in-depth understanding of common issues that users face and is able to clearly and succinctly help users address their knowledge gaps.

There are currently 10 videos in the series with more in the pipeline. They include:

1.     Absence accrual: How to amend carry over in Sage People

2.     How to create an emergency contact report in Sage People

3.     How to report team member requirements

4.     How to do an organisation transfer

5.     How to add time off in lieu (TOIL)

6.    How to delegate absence approvals to assistants

7.      How to increase or decrease holiday entitlement in Sage People

8.      How to perform a team member position change in Sage People

9.      How to create a WX report in Sage People

10.   How to create custom fields in Sage People

 

Longstanding Sage People Accredited Training Provider

As the longest standing preferred Sage People partner in the UK, we have been delivering bespoke Sage People training services to our clients since 2012 and earlier this year were in the first cohort to pass their newly rolled out training accreditation programme.

If you would like to find out more about our Sage People training services call us on 01908 030360 or contact us

Poor Absence Management is Damaging Welfare & Productivity

Whilst reading this excellent report by Ellipse and Professor Cary Cooper, CBE, I was struck by the staggering cost of absenteeism on UK business, some £32 billion a year according to PwC, 2011. As an aside I also learnt a new word ‘wickie’, which by the way is a ‘working sickie’ (adapted from sickie).

Besides the financial cost of not actively managing absence, early intervention can improve people’s health as well as reducing the employer risks associated with long-term illness according to the Ellipse report.

Critical is an employer’s ability to track and monitor employee absences. Prof Cooper says: “Any employer who is not able to cite their absence rates is failing to control their risks and may well be neglecting employee welfare.”

Similarly while recording absence assists with managing absences, well configured workflows based on specific milestones could assist managers and HR to manage absences according to the companies’ absence policy. Prof Cooper states in the Ellipse report that while nearly all (90%) line managers say that a formal procedure exists, nearly half (41%) admit that they do not follow it though.

http://www.ellipse.co.uk/images/pdf/SickNotesReport.pdf

With more and more employees adopting flexible working arrangements (e.g. working from home)it also makes tracking absence more challenging, but at the same time Prof Cooper says that flexible working would reduce the hours lost to sickness.

http://www.ellipse.co.uk/images/pdf/SickNotesReport.pdf

A Personnel Today article suggest more detailed steps to take to better manage absence.

If you are looking to reduce your international absence rates and enjoy better reporting that provides immediate benefits for your organisation then call Tugela People.