Tag: temperature

Employers get the facts on fit notes

People off work sick will get the support they need to get back to work earlier, as new guidance is launched this week. The introduction of the fit note, in place of the traditional sick note, is set to cut the cost of sick...

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Snow causes absence management problems for HR

With snow now covering much of the UK and the freezing temperatures set to continue until mid-January, according to the Met Office, HR staff could have an absence management problem on their hands. As a result, one sector...

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Blue Monday for sick days

More than a third of all workplace absenteeism in the UK occurs on a Monday, new research has revealed – which could present HR departments with an absence management dilemma.The study by Mercer has revealed that the first...

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Health and safety at work ‘should be flexible’

Workplaces in the UK are being encouraged to make sure their approach to health and safety is flexible when looking to manage staff who may have underlying health conditions.The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health...

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County Council implements absence management

East Sussex County Council has introduced a new absence management service which commences today (October 1st).The council has employed the services of FirstCare to provide the day one absence management initiative led by...

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Cutting NHS workforce ‘is suicide’

A recent recommendation that the NHS should cut its workforce by ten per cent – which could result in an increase in redundancies – has been branded “political suicide” by one sector commentator. The...

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Could sick note be replaced by well note?

Sickness among employees in the workplace may escalate if plans to replace the traditional ‘sick note’ with a well note’ are given the go-ahead, it has been suggested. Thompsons Solicitors claims that the...

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Tate employee sues over workplace temperature

An employee of the Tate Modern art gallery in London is to sue the institution for compensation over occupational health claims. Elizabeth Andrews, who was a gallery supervisor, has alleged that she was moved to a cold area to...

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‘Common sense needed’ in health at work

A degree of common sense is needed from employers in order to maintain health at work during the current heat wave, it has been suggested.According to a spokesperson from the Institute For Employment Studies (IES), to ensure...

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‘Stay cool’ for a healthy workforce

As the Met Office warns that a heatwave is on its way, businesses have been advised to ensure they maintain a healthy workforce by keeping their employees cool.Under the current Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare)...

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