Tags: absence management

Rugby World Cup: Bosses to allow employees to avoid the scrum and leave early

  Business and HR leaders across the UK will allow employees to escape the transport scrum and leave their desks early to watch the Rugby World Cup 2015.  Nearly three-quarters (73%) of UK firms will allow employees the flexibility to watch matches according to new research from recruitment specialists Robert Half UK. Of those, more than one in…

Getting ready for the Bank Holiday weekend? Beware ‘barbecue-itis’!

Anyone who manages people will tell you that there are three days where people are more likely than any other to take a sickie – Monday, Friday, and the day after a bank holiday! Adrian Lewis, commercial director for Activ Absence has seen it all over the years and has a few tales to tell. “One…

Boost for absence rates? Physician census demonstrates support for seven-day NHS care

NHS Employers has responded to the census of consultant physicians in the UK produced by the Royal College of Physicians which supports the movement of the NHS to providing seven-day care. More flexible access to GPs and other NHS services could see employees being able to schedule appointments outside of working hours and even receive…

Professor Gordon Wishart: How cancer will affect your business – and what you can do about it

Cancer is predicted to affect one in two people at some point in their lifetime by 2020, which means a significant likelihood that it will impact upon employees and businesses. Dr Gordon Wishart explains how to deal with the implications for your workforce.