The earliest snowfall in 17 years is causing travel chaos for workers in some parts of the UK and is predicted to worsen over the coming days.
The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for snow in parts of Scotland and northern and eastern More...25 November 2010 14:08
More than half of employers with access to OH professionals rate their expertise as one of their three top tools for managing long-term absence, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development ’s annual absence survey. Th More...25 November 2010 13:55
Making changes to the way an organisation deals with absence can reduce working time lost because of it by as much as 80%, according to new research by XpertHR . On average, the 114 employers taking part in the absence initiatives surv More...16 November 2010 15:35
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Figures from the charity Mind suggest that one in fo More...08 October 2010 13:16
Medgate , the global leader in Occupational health and safety software, announced today that its Occupational Health Software is now available with Reed Group’s MDGuidelines return-to-work reference toolset.
With more than 1300 medical topics, R More...06 October 2010 12:15
Following a report highlighting the 35 million days UK workers falsely take off as sick days , business commentators have questioned whether the problem lies with employers themselves.
Stephen Bevan, managing director of The Work Foundation , More...15 July 2010 16:07
British workers take more falsely claimed sick days than almost any other major European country, costing employers millions, new research has shown. The poll, from Aon Consulting, found that UK employees took more than 35 million "sickies" la More...15 July 2010 10:09
Sickness absence management was the topic of discussion at a recent roundtable debate between occupational health and human resources professionals organised by Axa Icas Wellbeing. Noel O'Reilly reports.
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HR news and analysis including: The potential for an increase in sickness absence, post-recession The HR response to the proposed public sector pay cuts. Presenter Tara Craig is joined by Noel O’Reilly and Dan Thomas. Edited by Tara Cra More...11 June 2010 15:08
Some of the UK's largest employers have put in place specially devised flexible working practices to allow staff to watch World Cup matches.
McDonald's has revealed that more than eight in 10 staff are set to take advantage of its flexible working a More...03 June 2010 11:41
Planning ahead to minimise unauthorised staff absences and ensure that work stations are manned, is crucial in the run up to, and during, the World Cup. By using a time and attendance solution, such as TA21 from Frontier Software , organ More...02 June 2010 11:26
Absence is pretty easy to get your head around but, according to think-tank The Work Foundation, HR also needs to address the issue of presenteeism. Nic Paton looks at a growing, yet not always acknowledged, problem.
In a report published in April, in More...02 June 2010 10:54
With the new coalition government keen to tackle the deficit, public sector sickness absence looks set to come under the spotlight. Dan Thomas reports.
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Cycle to Work schemes present various legal questions, the answers to which Ben Stepney and Megan Fradgley provide below.
This article is part of a Personnel Today Buyers' Guide, a free, independent resource for employers thinking of impl More...28 May 2010 13:55
World Cup fever has taken over the nation as teams prepare for the big kick off in South Africa. But what should employers being doing to prepare for the World Cup tournament, and what are the key HR and workplace issues they need More...28 May 2010 09:50
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Cycle to work schemes offer employers and employees a raft More...28 May 2010 09:00
Employers that impose a blanket ban on watching football during the World Cup risk demotivating staff and losing hours through unauthorised sick days, the TUC warned today.
The union body called on employers to allow staff the opportunity to watch g More...27 May 2010 13:01
With the football World Cup in South Africa kicking off in just a few weeks, employers are putting in place arrangements to accommodate staff wanting to view matches during work time. Nick Martindale reports.
According to a survey&n More...12 May 2010 08:00
Employers are ill-prepared for the looming World Cup, with many admitting they have no plans in place to manage staff absence.
Nine in 10 firms have not developed a policy to manage employees who fail to show up for work as football fever hits the More...11 May 2010 12:02
HR news and analysis, including:
The general election result and the potential impact on employers and the workforce
British Airways cabin crew and new strike plans
Tesco’s plans for helping staff enjoy the World Cup.
Presenter Tara Cra More...07 May 2010 15:38