Eight in ten employers say that COVID-19 has raised senior leadership awareness of the importance of leave management. Throughout the pandemic, states continued to propose and pass their own paid leave laws. These challenges led to several emerging leave trends for employers:

  • Revising existing leave policies
  • Increasing outsourcing of leave administration
  • Using technology to bolster employee communications
  • Enhancing support for employees at key points in the leave process

As employers prioritize employee health and a safe return to work, absence management policies and practices will remain more important than ever. 

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Unless otherwise noted, the source of all information is the Guardian Absence Management Activity Index & Study (2020).

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