Edays appoints industry-leading CEO to drive the value of global absence solutions

Established SaaS leader Matt Jenkins joins as CEO as company re-brands and looks to the future of absence management, intelligence and experience

Nottingham, UK, 8th July 2021: Global absence experts Edays has announced the appointment of a new CEO and re-defined management team, to lead the next stage of growth and innovation.

Newly appointed CEO Matt Jenkins joins from his CEO position at workforce management company, Mitrefinch. Jenkins takes on the role as Edays CEO from co-founder Steve Arnold, who will focus on the continued expansion. With more and more organisations focusing on absence management to drive business performance, the Edays platform is the system of choice for organisations like ASOS and Sony.

With recent events thrusting employee wellbeing to prominence and the increasing need for insights and trend management, Edays has grown significantly over the last 12 months and is equipped to help businesses realise the value from a motivated, productive, and healthy workforce.

Edays has launched its cutting edge global Absence Intelligence Hub providing critical data insights, comparison and global intelligence. The Absence Intelligence Hub demonstrates that Edays customers have half of the unplanned absences compared to the industry average provided by the CIPD, delivering value straight to the bottom line.

“Edays has taken a leading role in shaping the future of how absence is managed both for the wellbeing of employees, reducing absenteeism and safeguarding businesses,” said Jenkins.

“Businesses must adapt to the needs of a new post-pandemic generation and Edays has the understanding and capability to support businesses in the UK and globally. I have always been focused on helping customers drive business results through motivated and engaged staff. Joining Edays, with a fantastic reputation for customer satisfaction and product excellence, aligns perfectly with my core values.”

“I look forward to building on the successful foundations already in place, to help drive further growth and expand the business in the UK market and internationally,” Jenkins added.

The business has been further bolstered by senior hires, including Customer Director Lorraine Goldsmith, who joins from software company The Access Group, and Sabrina Munns, People and Performance Director.

“Matt has 15 years’ experience in HCM and a strong track record in a number of key areas, including launching new business lines, as well as global expansion,” said Edays non-executive chairman Richard Vincent. “As Edays continues to focus on scaling, Matt’s background will be an invaluable asset to us as we continue to make absence matter across Europe and beyond.”