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Leave of absence request form More employers are achieving better outcomes by implementing best practices in leave management, including adopting a centralized model for STD and FMLA intake and increasing health management referrals. (Image: iStock)

Employers tend to have better outcomes within their leave management programs if they offer a broad menu of offerings on a centralized platform, and keep the focus on the employee experience, according to the Guardian’s Absence Management Activity Index and Study, “The Value of Leave Management Integration.”

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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