People Sick Days Heatmap™ A new way to track disruptive absence

November 20, 2013


Our customers love the People Heatmaps™ feature. They’re very simple, very visual, and they tell you an awful lot with just a quick glance.

For example, within the Company Planner, Heatmaps highlight certain patterns that might need your attention – patterns like how many people will be off on holiday on a particular day. By running a clever set of algorithms, the software assesses the level of ‘risk’ caused by these patterns, thenwarns you with a ‘hot’ or ‘cold’ colour-coded system. So in the example I just mentioned, if any given day became particularly heavy on the holiday bookings, that day would turn ‘hot’ in colour.

The reason I like this cool feature so much, is because it helps you to make smart judgement when it comes to workforce organisation. You don’t have to run reports, search a database or shuffle files… you can simply glance at your Heatmap and instantly know the level of risk.

What’s more, is these Heatmaps can be adjusted to display risk levels for not just your entire workforce, but a single department if needs be. And by tapping the red warning, you even get further insight into what’s happening on that day, such as the names of employees with holiday leave booked.

But the bit I like the best with the example of the Holiday Day Heatmap, is the fact that when a day becomes particularly risky, you can ‘lock’ it with a single touch, preventing any future holiday requests from being made on that day.

It’s such a simple yet unbelievably effective way of tackling complex issues really fast.


Stay ahead with HR

Get free HR insights, expert tips and exclusive interviews, and start making more impact at work

Please enter a valid email address

See People HR in action

View our short video demo

Get started absolutely free

No credit card required

Talk with an expert to learn how People HR could help your organisation