Absence

How do I manage sickness absence?

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How do I manage absence. Statutory Sick Pay. SSP.

Managing sickness absence is one of those issues that managers really dislike. Typically the desire to be supportive can mean that commercial sense takes second place. But that in itself is not the answer. So if you are asking yourself, how do I manage sickness absence fairly and consistently, read on!  What are the issues […]

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What’s the cost of presenteeism?

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Earlier this year, we looked at the cost of employees being ill but still attending work Click here to view the article. This phenomenon is known as presenteeism. A recent survey by Barnett Waddingham has found that the problem is worsening in the UK. A survey of 3,000 employees found that this issue has tripled since […]

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Do you take all your annual leave allowance?

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Do you take all of your annual leave allowance? As I sit here tapping away on the decking, anticipating my next holiday, I began pondering, why on earth don’t all employees take their full annual leave allowance? Depending on which survey you read, between half to two thirds of all UK employees fail to take […]

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Stress: are we really coping?

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Stress Awareness poster

It’s Mental Health Awareness week this week and we wanted to focus on stress and the impact it has on us. We all experience stress, in fact it sadly seems to be more prevalent, especially in the workplace and amongst younger people.  MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) states that 1 in 6 adults in Britain […]

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Throwing a sickie – a thing of the past?

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Employee Relations. Throwing a sickie

No doubt you will have seen the recent headlines….the latest CIPD research shows that 86% of employers had seen their employees coming in to work ill. This is a shocking increase from 26% back in 2010. Why has it increased? ‘Presenteeism’, as it’s also known, normally happens when employees feel pressure to continue working and […]