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Ceridian LifeWorks Helps Employers Better Identify and Manage Employee Absences.

New reporting feature helps cut down employee absenteeism ab·sen·tee·ism  
1. Habitual failure to appear, especially for work or other regular duty.

2. The rate of occurrence of habitual absence from work or duty.
; Employers now able to get a more detailed view of why and when people miss work

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ceridian LifeWorks today announced a new solution to help employers reduce employee absenteeism by enabling them to better track what causes their employees to miss work.

This new reporting feature expands Ceridian's existing Leave Administration offering, a full-service outsourcing (1) Contracting with outside consultants, software houses or service bureaus to perform systems analysis, programming and datacenter operations. Contrast with insourcing. See netsourcing, ASP, SSP and facilities management.  solution to manage and track all types of absences including Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA FMLA Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
FMLA Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance
) of 1993, state leave laws, and employer authorized au·thor·ize  
tr.v. au·thor·ized, au·thor·iz·ing, au·thor·iz·es
1. To grant authority or power to.

2. To give permission for; sanction:
 policies (such as vacation/paid time off and policies related to leaves such as military, jury duty, bereavement Bereavement Definition

Bereavement refers to the period of mourning and grief following the death of a beloved person or animal. The English word bereavement
, personal leave of absence, medical leave, sabbaticals and others).

The new reporting feature allows employers to generate customized reports using statistical analysis to identify absence trends and patterns that are out of the norm. It also provide employers with a powerful, interactive absence management tool enabling them to not only administer and track absences in a consolidated and consistent manner, but also to use the data to easily identify "red flags" that are contributing to their organization's absenteeism.

Program helps employers get to the root causes of absenteeism

"In many cases, employers may not know the root cause of why their employees are missing a lot of work or what patterns of absence exist in their organization. If an employer has this insight, they know more about what steps they can take to cut down on their absenteeism, and also what steps they can take to help their employees to stay productive. In the end, both the employer and employee win," said Ceridian senior vice president of LifeWorks Zachary Meyer.

Armed with leave data, employers can see what is contributing to their employee absentee One who has left, either temporarily or permanently, his or her domicile or usual place of residence or business. A person beyond the geographical borders of a state who has not authorized an agent to represent him or her in legal proceedings that may be commenced against him or her  rates and understand patterns of absence, both from a broad employee base and individual employee vantage point. In turn, employers can then determine if an employee can benefit from other company benefit programs that may assist the individual in missing fewer work days such as directing them to their company's Employee Assistance Program (EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) A protocol that acts as a framework and transport for other authentication protocols. EAP uses its own start and end messages, but then carries any number of third-party messages between the client (supplicant) and access control ), assigning as·sign  
tr.v. as·signed, as·sign·ing, as·signs
1. To set apart for a particular purpose; designate: assigned a day for the inspection.

 them a health coach or a number of other employee resources. Employers can also better identify individuals whose absence patterns require further investigation to determine if an employee is abusing their company's leave policies.

"Last year's US productivity increase was only 1.6 percent, the lowest since 1997. If we don't keep up robust gains in productivity, we will lose in the global business race," added Ceridian's Meyer. "Companies are potentially losing millions of dollars in payroll expenses and employee productivity because they do not track and manage employees' time away from work. This is a critical tool to help curb that trend."

Upcoming Leadership Web Forum, April 25

Ceridian's Dr. Robert Kramer, Linda Rawitzer and Yvonne Warner from Ceridian's Comdata subsidiary will host a Leadership Web Forum on April 25, 2007, 2 p.m. Central covering the latest trends in absence/leave programs and policies. The session will also feature two employers speaking about their decision to outsource their leave administration practices. Registration information for this forum is available on Ceridian's Web site at

Ceridian was the nation's first provider of fully integrated EAP, work-life and wellness services. Today, Ceridian's EAP, work-life and health and productivity solutions are utilized by more than 37,000 organizations of all sizes in virtually every industry.

About Ceridian

Ceridian is changing the world of work by enabling companies to be free to succeed in their core business through its suite of innovative managed human resource solutions that include payroll and compensation, staffing, compliance, HR administration and employee effectiveness. Our wide range of HR, payroll, work-life and benefits services are designed to help companies maximize the value of their people. Ceridian Corporation (NYSE NYSE

See: New York Stock Exchange
:CEN CEN - Conseil Européen pour la Normalisation.

A body coordinating standardisation activities in the EEC and EFTA countries.
) is an information services See Information Systems.  company serving businesses and employees in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , Canada and Europe. For more information about the human resource outsourcing company's comprehensive array of solutions, visit Ceridian's Web site at or call (800) 729-7655.
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