Innovative Leave Management Solution Gives Restoration Specialists an Exceptional ROI

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The Revival Company speeds up holiday booking and deters absenteeism by implementing LeaveMaster.

The Revival Company

By letting employees know about the LeaveMaster system and how we are using it, we hope to minimise the amount of unwarranted sick leave taken by staff

Staff at The Revival Company, the UK’s premium nationwide independent disaster recovery company, have been able to spend more time on restoring fire and flood-affected properties and less time on unproductive admin procedures after the company implemented an innovative and time-saving leave and absence management solution at its head office in Oxford.

Wanting to speed up the holiday booking process at its Oxford office and keep more accurate records of staff leave and absence, The Revival Company implemented LeaveMaster, an automated, web-based leave management application. Staff at its head office are now spending substantially less time on holiday administration and the Revival Company’s managers have also been given a powerful tool for tackling absenteeism; giving the restoration specialists an outstanding return on their investment.

“Prior to implementing LeaveMaster, we used a manual system to manage and record leave, but it took staff too long to make and process holiday requests and paperwork was often mislaid,” Jim Herrington, Director of Operations at The Revival Company (UK) Ltd commented. “We decided to implement an online leave and absence management system so that we could keep an accurate record of holidays and sick leave and save time processing leave requests,” Jim added. “We saw LeaveMaster and felt that it offered exactly what we were looking for and we are all now spending significantly less time on holiday admin and mislaid holiday paperwork has ceased to be an issue.”

The Revival Company’s management team are also using LeaveMaster to keep accurate records of staff sick leave, which has enabled them to address the potential problem of staff absenteeism. “By letting employees know about the LeaveMaster system and how we are using it, we hope to minimise the amount of unwarranted sick leave taken by staff,” Jim Herrington explained. “Employees are aware that we are now closely monitoring attendance and absenteeism and we feel that this will act as a deterrent to absence.”

Saleel at Systems Valley, which developed LeaveMaster, commented. “We developed LeaveMaster to save organisations like The Revival Company time and money, so we are delighted that staff and managers at Revival’s Oxford office are booking and processing holidays quickly and efficiently using our fast, automated system.” Saleel went on to point out that: “LeaveMaster frees up staff to focus on core tasks and activities because it takes only half the time for an employee to make a leave request using the application than it does using a traditional paper-based holiday booking system, while LeaveMaster also cuts the time line managers spend on processing leave requests by as much as two-thirds.”

To book a holiday or request time off in lieu using LeaveMaster, rather than filling out a form, an employee simply logs into a web-based application and requests their leave online. This triggers an email to their line manager, who can see at a glance who else is away on the days requested, before authorising or denying the request at the click of a button. Details of all upcoming employee leave is then stored in a leave calendar.

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About The Revival Company

The Revival Company specialises in restoring all aspects of properties that have been affected by fire and flood. Working closely with both insurance companies and the insured, its specialist restorers provide a complete service that includes the cleaning and drying of affected buildings, as well as the restoration of contents such as carpets, curtains, clothes, books, furniture and antiques, wherever possible using environmentally-friendly cleaning products.

About Systems Valley

Based in the UK, with headquarters in Hatfield, Systems Valley helps businesses work more efficiently, productively and profitably by providing them with leading-edge Microsoft technology solutions and services. As a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, Systems Valley specialises in Microsoft tools and platforms and use its technical expertise to provide organisations around the world with powerful IT solutions and services that range from off the shelf products to complete, customised systems.

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Systems Valley Ltd, The Innovation Centre, College Lane, Hatfield, Herts. AL10 9AB, U.K.
Tel: 0845 257 9430, Fax: 0845 257 9538
Email: info(at)systemsvalley(dot)com, Web:

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