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25% average reduction in absence...
improved employee wellbeing!

Absence Management Service

Our nurse led absence recording service provides a central point of contact to report all unplanned absences. Over the past eight years we have handled over 4 million absence days and achieved unplanned absence reductions of between 20%-40%.  We continue to empower our customers with best practices and technologies to help them to manage and reduce absence positively.

Nurse Led Absence Management Service

On average, DHS reduces employee absence by 25% with our clients. We provide a complete positive absence management service from the first day of absence until the employee returns to work.  Our service ensures that employees have the best and most consistent support and guidance during and following their absence.  This approach facilitates increased trust and engagement between the employee and their manager.

Our absence management service is delivered through our sophisticated Nurse Contact Centre which is staffed by registered nurses uniquely trained for absence management and supported by the highest quality protocols, recording and reporting technology.

Please click on the interactive diagrams below to see the key aspects of how our service helps manage absence from Day 1.

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High Impact Elements

image description24 x 7 Absence Recording & Notifications

We operate a 24x7 Nurse Contact Centre located in Australia, and we service clients in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Europe.

image descriptionConfidential Professional Medical Advice & Triage

We provide immediate medical advice to employees 24x7x365 to support their health and wellbeing.

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DHS has developed one of the worlds most sophisticated Absence Management Reporting Platforms, that will drive all of your management practices. Our system is based on evidence best practice.

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Our program delivers organisation best practice processes, and procedures that are easy to rollout across organisations of any size.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I caculate the cost of absenteeism to my business

    To calculate your absenteeism costs and the potential ROI with DHS go to http://www.dhs.net.au/absence-calculator-form/

  • What are the service hours?

    We operate 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

  • What is the primary role of the nurse?

    The role of our nursing team is to provide the highest quality assessment and advice to employees. Our nurses are uniquely trained to handle absence calls and provide confidential medical advice in a non-intrusive way.

  • What is the typical feedback from employees?

    Our customer surveys indicate that over 90% of employees find the single point of contact to report an absence, and the access to free and confidential medical advice, both extremely beneficial and a great company initiative.

  • Do you provide full implementation support?

    DHS provides an end-to-end implementation team to ensure the program is successfully introduced into your organisation. Our team includes a project manager, project communication coordinator, training program manager, data analyst, and IT specialist team. Our consulting team advises customers on the strategies and approaches that have been successful in other blue and white collar implementations.

  • Can your system talk to payroll or workforce planning systems?

    Yes - every absence reported in our system can be automatically fed into any payroll or workforce planning system in real-time or via a batch file. A key benefit of this approach is that it eliminates the need for employees to manually complete leave forms, as well as simplifies the leave approval process for managers. It is a very efficient process improvement our clients can gain value from.

It's highly beneficial to know our company is providing free and robust health advice when it is so difficult to see a GP at short notice. ,
I called up to seek advice for my sick mother. The nurse conducted a full assessment and advised that I take her to the hospital straight away. Once we got there, she was fast tracked through emergency. It no doubt saved my mother's life! Thank you. ,
This program has delivered our business a consistent and sustainable approach to managing unplanned leave. It provides my managers with the best reporting tools to give them the confidence to manage absence daily. We have kept our absence levels at nearly half the industry average thanks to the DHS service. ,