Currently organisations are increasingly turning to interim staff to implement projects and programmes. Interim staff do not necessarily require the ‘bedding-in’ period that permanent staff require, and as such they can hit the ground running, producing the required results more quickly.

Within the world of HR transformation, interim HR consultants are required, now more than ever, to provide a solid return on investment on the projects they are delivering. When the project falls into the area of absence management, web-based, self-service portals provide great value for money

Nick Russell is a member of the commercial team at e-days, which is the market-leading web-based absence management solution. He explains why interim HR consultants are interested in the e-days system, and how e-days can reduce staff absence levels.

“Over the last few months, we have noticed a high-number of enquiries from independent or interim HR professionals. Many of these individuals have been asked to deliver short-term projects to realign HR processes, which also provide an excellent ROI. The interim consultants have found that the flexibility of e-days meets their requirements, as it is built on a user-by-user basis. System implementation is also very quick – as e-days is web-based, there is no need for IT staff to work on hardware or software implementation, which again saves a great deal of costs and time. Results are tangible and visible early in the process.”

Additionally, e-days incorporates some of the latest HR trends to monitor absence levels. “The Bradford Factor is being used by more and more companies, and e-days caters for this.” explains Nick. “Ultimately, the Bradford Factor helps HR to spot trends in absence, and take the necessary action. HR are able to easily spot persistent offenders more effectively, warning staff about absence levels based upon the Bradford Factor ranking. The implementation of the Bradford Factor can significantly help to reduce staff absence levels, so it is a no-brainer – reduced absence levels result in a greater return on investment.”

However, it has become clear that many independent consultants are keen to learn about the benefits of e-days, even if it the system is not necessarily relevant to their current project, as Nick explains. “Interim consultants are keen to understand how e-days works, so that they can add it to their portfolio. It may be that the next project they are bidding for needs an appreciation of absence management solutions, and e-days is able to fill that gap.”

Visit our website to request a demonstration of e-days absence management, or if you have any further questions, please contact Nick Russell directly at e-days – – 01159 500 101