What to do? What to do? One of your employees is going on leave and on one hand, you want them to feel they can get all the separation they need during their time off, but on the other, you don’t want them to feel detached, isolated and forgotten about…and then there are the legal ramifications.
Uncertainty around what HR and managers can and can’t communicate to an employee on leave is a major contributor to why keeping in contact can be murky territory. Asking an employee to do anything work-related is a big no-no, but fortunately, we’ve come up with a few ways to creatively keep employees connected on leave while respecting their rights to have time away from work.
Keeping your employees taking leave connected while remaining compliant takes some creativity, but your people will thank you. When in doubt, be open with your communication, if you even think that you might be crossing a boundary err on the side of caution, and make sure you are there for your people in the way they need you to be there.
Tilt is leading the charge in all things leave of absence management through easy-to-use tech and human touch. Since 2017, our proprietary platform and Empathy Warriors have been helping customers make leave not suck by eliminating administrative burdens, keeping companies compliant, and providing a truly positive and supportive leave of absence experience for their people.
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