It’s the worst kept secret that managers are not leave of absence experts, and when left to their own devices they’re the tipping point that can make or break an employee’s leave of absence experience. With Tilt, managers are educated on the ins and outs of their employee’s specific leave, in the loop on every important milestone, and equipped with the LOA do’s and don’ts so your organization stays compliant. A well-informed manager is the secret ingredient to a consistent and positive leave experience for your people.
Here’s how we do it:
Manager plans: pre-leave + on leave + return to work
Tilt’s manager plans provide bite size chunks of information so managers can easily self-serve and become more proficient in things like what job protection actually means, as well as pitfalls to avoid when a direct report is preparing for a leave.
Every time an employee requests a leave through Tilt their manager gets access to a dashboard that lists all of their employees taking a leave in one place. Tilt educates managers through each phase of a leave journey, starting with information about their employee’s specific leave, FMLA basics, and training materials so they can be exactly the manager their direct report needs them to be…an empathetic and compliant one.
Employee plans: pre-leave + on leave + return to work
Along with getting access to information that will help them be the best manager they can be during an employee’s leave, Tilt also gives them a window into their employee’s leave journey as well. Managers won’t have access to any of their employee’s private information and will be kept in the loop as it pertains to what their employee is going through at each stage of their leave. Tilt ensures that HR, employees, and their managers are on the same page throughout the leave journey.
Tilt’s platform makes it easy for managers to keep track of where their employees are along their leave journey. This allows managers to quickly and easily plan for allocating tasks to the remaining staff in order to keep important deadline promises.
Additionally, managers will be well prepared for their direct reports to have a successful transition back to the team and if there is ever a change to an employee’s leave it will be automatically reflected in the calendar view.
Communication made easy
Tilt understands that managers are busy bees likely feeling the sting with one of their prized employees away from the hive while on leave. That’s why we focus on making communication as simple as humanly possible. Tilt pushes out reminder communications to managers about important upcoming dates for their employee, as well as tips for what they can and can’t say while their employee is away and for providing a soft landing upon their return.
Engaged managers lead to consistent, positive leaves
Not all managers are created equal, and many have different ideas about what a leave of absence should and shouldn’t be. That harsh truth is a compliance risk nightmare for every organization. With Tilt, we help you take variance out of the equation by educating managers on how to avoid the very real consequences of fumbling a leave of absence experience, while keeping all parties on the same page throughout the journey.
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.