Andrea Wicks-Bowles, senior consultant, director global initiatives at Bright Horizons thinks this.
Laura Kearsley, partner and solicitor answers some commonly asked questions.
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Dave and Sarah were the male and female names most likely to take a sick day.
What to so when the dreaded dating phenomenon moves to your place if work?
A study has revealed that the vast majority of British homeowners have booked time off work in the past twelve months in order to be at home for a delivery, with fridge-freezers, washing machines and sofas emerging as the items that Britons are most likely to book the annual leave for.
More employers are recognising the value of line managers in managing absence at work, but are not giving them the tools and support necessary to do it effectively, according to the 2016 CIPD and Simplyhealth Absence Management Survey.
Mental ill health in the workplace is a growing issue with one in six working age adults experiencing depression, anxiety or stress-related issues at any one time. With World Mental Health Day on 10th October, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England is calling on employers to find out how they can support the mental wellbeing of their staff.
Workplace wellbeing is a concept which has come of age. Twenty years ago, it scarcely registered on the boardroom agenda but today, spurred on by the recession and relentless pressure of globalisation, interest in the subject has mushroomed. But what is workplace wellbeing and why should HR professionals be sitting up and taking notice?
You already know that the biggest causes of absence from work are stress related, but did you know this costs the UK economy a whopping £7 billion per year? Aside from the cost, stress is a tricky area to manage, often occurring with little warning and no instant remedy. Over recent years individuals have become more open about personal struggles with mental health, but are businesses ready to do the same?
The start of any major sporting event can pose various issues for employers, who are often concerned about the impact on their workforce and in turn, their productivity.
While the hot weather is good for morale, it often means an increase in staff absence rates as employees try to make the most of the sun.
Over half of UK workers (51%) feel uncomfortable taking a day off work due to stress despite almost two thirds believing that stress is an illness, shows research from Time4Sleep.co.uk.
Employment law firm Doyle Clayton warns employers to be cautious about using social media to catch out skiving staff.
Workplace absenteeism has a massive impact on UK business. Whilst employers expect employees to miss a certain number of days a year due to coughs, colds and minor illnesses, excessive absences can lead to decreased productivity and a negative impact on an organisation’s bottom line. Figures from the Office of National Statistics show that 131…