Yet again, the e-days team has brought you the top stories in HR and absence management.

Click on the links to find out more about the stories – links take you to various sources around the web.

Sickness absence isn’t being measured, finds Aon Hewitt

A study shows that not only aren’t companies recording their absence levels accurately & are unaware of the costs associated with these absences. The issue is subsequently a lack of measurement which should be addressed by companies.

Stress in the workplace looks set to rise, finds pan-European opinion poll of 35,000

Job-related stress has been identified as a concern for employers for quite some time. This recent study reinforces that concern, with 8/10 respondents believing that the number of stress-sufferers in the workplace will increase over the next 5 years.

Employers’ changes to working patterns undermine parents, finds Working Families

A study finds that the recent employers’ changes affect working parents’ ability to juggle work & childcare. In some cases, this is forces parents out of work! There are also concerns about pregnancy and maternity discrimination at the workplace.

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