The first few dreary months of winter is traditionally the time when in an attempt to lift their spirits, people start thinking about booking a holiday and jetting off to sunnier climes. But if a recent survey is to be […]
Research has shown that a growing number of businesses are switching on to the role flexible working can play in helping to reduce staff absence levels – ‘How flexible working can help your business reduce absence‘. Flexible working is, however, […]
There’s been mixed news on the flexible working front in the pages of the HR press this week. The ‘bad’ news is that yet another major organisation has given the thumbs down to the concept of working from home. Hewlett […]
‘Tis the season to be sniffly – if the number of people who’ve been ‘off sick’ when I’ve tried to contact them this week is anything to go by. Now of course it’s not uncommon for employees to succumb to […]
£29 billion is the annual cost of sickness absence to UK businesses according to a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
At a time when organisations are under more pressure than ever to control costs, it is vital they find the right solution for minimising employee absence. Many forward thinking companies are looking at ways to improve employees’ health, morale and motivation, whilst also tackling the issues of sickness absence and unauthorised leave.
If the latest survey from Canada Life is to be believed, there shouldn’t be many empty chairs in your office today. Presenteeism is apparently rife, with 93 per cent of employees saying they regularly come into work despite being ill, […]
Good news this week in the shape of a survey showing the average level of employee absence has fallen over the past year – from 7.7 days to 6.8 days per employee per year. Look behind the figures, however, and […]
So that’s it then. The bedraggled bunting has been taken down, the last few soggy sandwiches have been eaten and we’ve nearly stopped talking about Grace Jones and that hoola hoop.
The countdown to London 2012 has begun (196 days in case you’re wondering) – but it seems as if the prospect of the Olympics is being greeted with apathy in a significant number of boardrooms.
There’s been a cautious welcome from employers this week to the recommendations in the government’s Sickness and Absence Review.