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POSTED: 14 April, 2014

Easter 2014: Chocolate, holidays and absence?

It will soon be Easter: the only time of year when a 100g chocolate egg is an acceptable breakfast choice. Come Easter Sunday, our five portions of fruit and veg are swapped for five delectable chocolate servings, while a 4-day weeken...

POSTED: 11 April, 2014

Aiming to reduce absence? Encourage cycling!

Balancing a challenging full-time job with a bubbling social life is a tough task for anyone and leaves little time to focus on your own personal health. Sure, putting your feet up after a long day in the office certainly isn't unhealthy, b...

POSTED: 05 March, 2014

Top tips to help staff cope with flooding

The UK has suffered its wettest winter of all time, bringing nothing but misery to the country's residents. Met Office records show that the UK has experienced 517.6mm of rain, beating the previous record of 485.11mm in 1995 and flooding...

POSTED: 14 February, 2014

How did your business fare on National Sickie Day?

We've all had those days when getting ready to work requires the kind of herculean motivation usually associated with running a marathon, or climbing Everest. In fact, lethargy is so prominent in the winter months that National Sickie...

POSTED: 10 January, 2014

Restructure resourcing with e-days

At the moment, administrators spend a proportionate amount of their day sorting through emails relating to absences. It often takes two or three emails for an absence to be recognised by a senior member of a team and, since staff cann...

POSTED: 13 December, 2013

Christmas 2013: 3 tips to reduce absence and manage holidays

Christmas is either the most joyous or most stressful time of year, depending on your personal circumstances. Young adults love the festive season. Gifts, alcohol and excessive amounts of food tend to keep them content (and why wouldn...

POSTED: 08 November, 2013

Struggling with absence? It's okay. Data is on your side!

Absence is a difficult challenge for businesses to handle, as managers need to be understanding and practical at the same time. If it appears that some employees have a significant problem with absenteeism, it is hard to simply accuse...

POSTED: 11 October, 2013

How to choose Bradford Factor triggers

Trigger points are simply thresholds at which further action (i.e. warning, meeting with managers etc.) should be taken and used correctly can be an extremely effective mechanism to monitor short-term absence. What trigger points should...

POSTED: 13 September, 2013

Top 5 considerations when selecting a new HR IT vendor

You've been given some extra budget for IT and been made responsible for selecting a new IT vendor………and immediately start scratching your head. There are a wide range of different services out there to choose fro...

POSTED: 09 August, 2013

Stay positive: Encourage presenteeism!

Absenteeism is an issue for businesses across the globe, but punishing those guilty of missing days of work is not the way to tackle the issue. Instead, managers should consider encouraging presenteeism in order to reward their most com...

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How did your business fare on National Sickie Day?
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Employees absent 7.6 days per year, study shows
Employees are absent for a total of 7.6 days per year, new research has indicated. A study from the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Devel

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How Using the Bradford Factor Can Reduce Your Staff Absenteeism
What is the Bradford Factor anyway? What do I do with it? And how is it actually going to help me and my company? These are all questions you m

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Top Tips to Prevent High Absenteeism
Staff absence costs companies money. In fact in 2009, the CBI estimated that the cost of UK workplace absence was nearly £17bn. Now, here

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Interim HR professionals turn to web-based absence management solutions to deliver projects
Currently organisations are increasingly turning to interim staff to implement projects and programmes. Interim staff do not necessarily require the

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