Absence Management

Minimize the impact, maximize compliance.

Sagewell Partners offers hands-on, expert assistance managing the often complicated arena of absence.  In an era of aging workers, complex corporate policies and ever-changing regulations, we are skilled at developing and implementing comprehensive absence management strategies.

When your employees aren’t working, it doesn’t work for your business. Whether they’re away on an unplanned absence, out on FMLA, or on disability, you feel their absence as keenly as their presence. Just not in a good way.

Expertise at work.

We begin by analyzing all facets of an organization’s absence and disability program.  Then we identifying the core issues and cost drivers impacting productivity and overall ability to conduct business.

After measuring cost drivers, we mitigate those costs through outcome-based strategic solutions that can be measured and reevaluated on an ongoing basis. In short, our comprehensive approach includes developing sound policies and procedures, creating key performance metrics, understanding and managing duration controls, incorporating structured RTW programs, and assessing the quality of third-party providers.

Compliance meets communication.

In addition to monitoring and regulatory compliance, we also know the value of empowerment and encouragement to return to work. Our absence management team can help you motivate employees to follow the pathway to return to work in a timely manner, creating the least possible disruption to your operations.

High rates of FMLA use and a variety of other leave management burdens  employers. In the following case study, Sagewell Partners conducted an evaluation of the organization’s FMLA program, collecting data relating to incidence rates, leave trends and administrative practices to establish baseline metrics and build a return on investment model for FMLA Administration outsourcing.

Find out more about absence management consulting and FMLA Administration outsourcing: FMLA Admin Case Study