Tilt Recap: The 6 LOA Trends That Defined 2022

From leave law advocacy to remote workforces to mental health, 2022 can be summarized as a continuing shift towards a more human approach to leave of absence management. 2023 promises to be an even more exciting evolution in the way organizations manage leave, so we wanted to share with you what trends our readers found the most impactful over the course of the year. 

1) Mental Health

Excerpt: Supporting employee mental health is the foundational element of any strong company culture. Your organization is only as healthy as the people who are pulling the levers to drive your success. This means that a company should put practices and procedures in place to best equip its people with the tools and support they need to be their best selves inside and outside the office. Read the article.

2) Removing HR Burdens

Excerpt: While HR is required to perform many functions, it’s reported that 40% of the department’s time is spent on administrative tasks, with one report claiming that number actually eclipses the 70% mark. Following these tips can dramatically improve the effectiveness of People Teams so they can spend less time pushing paper, and more time. Read the article.

3) Remote Work & FMLA

Excerpt: The crux of the issue as it pertains to FMLA eligibility and remote workers revolves around this concept of a work site and the 50/75 rule (50 employees within a 75-mile radius). While many employers waive the 75-mile rule, especially if they have remote workers, some employers are more strict with the rule’s application, which comes with potential risks. Read the article.

4) Leave's Impact on Employee Retention & Attraction

Excerpt: You can attract talent by dangling money. You can attract talent with promises and praise, but if they need to take a step back from work when life happens and you don’t respect them as humans, all that money means nothing and that talent walks out the door. Read the article.

5) Getting Involved With Leave Law

Excerpt: Real change can also happen with people we interact with on the regular. A difference can be made by engaging in thoughtful conversations with friends and family (or strangers). A difference can be made by talking with your employer to get involved and amplify the message. Getting involved is asking a lot these days, and if you’re interested in doing so focus on doing what you can. Every little bit helps. Read the article.

6) Reducing LOA Costs

Excerpt: Some costs associated with an employee leave of absence are fixed, namely, the productivity lost due to that employee taking leave, however, there are many elements to a leave of absence that should be considered when evaluating how to minimize their cost on your organization. Read the article.

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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