Tilt’s 2023 Year-in-Leave (So Far)

Do you ever feel like 3 months in the world we now live in somehow feels both like 3 years and 3 minutes simultaneously? Yeah, us too. From shifting economic climates to new state benefit offerings like Paid Leave Oregon and Colorado’s FAMLI program, we thought we’d check in with a recap of some of the leave of absence (LOA) stories that resonated most with our readers in the last 90 days. Catch a glimpse of what matters to your peers and catch up on the top articles you might have missed from us.

Without further ado…

If the last 90 days has taught us anything, it’s that addressing the taboos around mental health and mental health leaves are still as important to People Teams as ever. Creating a safe work environment and having a plan to both identify and support employees who are struggling with their mental health is paramount to being an empathetic employer who puts their people first.

If you weren’t aware of just how bad an LOA can go, well Tilt’s CEO Jen Henderson has two real-life examples that hammer home the point. A bad leave experience can take many forms and have a range of severities. An employee going through a major life event needs to trust that their employer is supporting them when they need it most, and yet too often they are met with confusing and frustrating processes and managers exhibiting discriminatory behavior (intentionally or otherwise). Jen’s experiences led to the birth of Tilt and our quest to make leave not suck.

Education is such a critical element for leave of absence efficacy and having the right strategy and knowing how to implement it makes all the difference. From educating employees on what needs to be done to educating managers on what shouldn’t be said, education can put a lot of strain on People Teams, but there are ways to do this successfully, inquire within…

The topic of mental health popped up on the list a second time and I suspect that’s a surprise to no one. This article outlines how Tilt can be a scalable extension of your People Team as mental health questions and leave requests rise. Further, it explains how we help educate your employees taking leave and their managers on the stigmas surrounding mental health leave to better protect your people and your organization from the dangers of a mismanaged leave journey.

As employers look to augment their benefits to stay competitive in the talent market, new leave of absence policies need to not only be established, they also need to be managed consistently and successfully. That can be tricky if your current process for managing leave is manual, can’t currently handle all types of leaves or can be modified easily.

The Latest LOA Trends

Staying up to date on the latest in the leave of absence landscape is a lot to ask for any People Ops pro. Fortunately we’re LOA-obsessed and stay on top of all of them for you! Visit our blog for the latest in leave and together we can make leave not suck!

About Tilt

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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