Sick leave and other file folders For small companies and organizations with fewer than 50 employees, leave management is often a DIY approach that consists of manually managing paperwork or using a smartphone app for scheduling. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, leave management was, put simply, more manageable. Today, overwhelmed human resources professionals navigating the pandemic are hard-pressed to find the time to accomplish administrative tasks, track furloughed employees, manage existing leaves of absence, create physically safe work environments, support employee well-being and much more.

Related: Employers need to step it up on absence, disability management

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