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
Major new guidance has been published to help managers support people returning to work following long-term sickness. Developed jointly by the British Occupational Health Research Foundation, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the More...29 September 2010 15:18
Most of the Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010 and employers need to make sure they comply with the changes to legislation. Warning: This page is no longer updated. It has been More...22 September 2010 15:19
Depending on who you want to believe, sickness absence is either falling fast because of the recession, or the downturn has led to a glut of sick days with stressed-out workers across Europe concocting more and more excuses not to come in. Three surv More...28 July 2010 17:12
One of my employees recently went on her two-week summer holiday, but rang up halfway through to tell me she was sick. She's back at work now, but has requested to take the period of annual leave during which she was sick at another time. Do I have to a More...19 July 2010 14:57
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
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
Sickness absence levels could "creep back up again" once the economy recovers and people feel more secure in their jobs, employment experts have warned.
The CBI/Pfizer Absence and Workplace Health Survey , published today, revealed sickness absen More...07 June 2010 15:25
The recession has led to the lowest sickness absence levels on record, but is still costing business £16.8bn a year, new research has revealed.
Employees took on average 6.4 days off sick last year, which amounted to 180 million lost working days, a More...07 June 2010 09:10
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
Q An employee at our marketing firm recently slipped and fell at work. She carried on working for the rest of the day and didn't appear to be in pain, but was then off work sick for two weeks, claiming she had broken her foot. She came back to work, b More...24 May 2010 14:35
Long-term sickness absence is one of the most complex and expensive issues facing HR professionals in the UK. Daniel Thomas asks if the new fit-note system will help cure the UK's sickness absence problem. A new fit-note system came into effect on More...30 April 2010 08:00
From April 2010, the new electronic ‘Fit Note’ – which replaces the paper-based sick note – is being rolled out across Britain and all employers need to play their part.
People Resolutions is hosting a free online webinar on Tuesday 4th May to help More...28 April 2010 12:45
New rules on long-term sick leave are preventing almost three-quarters of small businesses from employing new staff, a business lobby group has warned .
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has said a European Court of Justice ruling last y More...26 April 2010 16:59
The Department of Health has set an ambitious target of saving £555m from reductions in sickness absence by 2012-13.
The savings were outlined in the wake of the Budget in March, and were part of a raft of measures designed to deliver £4.35bn of sa More...26 April 2010 12:14
Only five per cent of employers believe that the fit note, launched this month, will cut absence rates, according to a survey of 500 employers by OH service provider Aviva UK Health .
It also found that one in 10 thought the fit note would be More...26 April 2010 12:13
Sickness absence management was the topic at a recent roundtable debate between occupational health and HR professionals, organised by Axa Icas Wellbeing. Noel O'Reilly reports. More...22 April 2010 16:36
The blanket ban on flights in and out of the UK could cost businesses more than £3m a day as workers are trapped abroad, according to an absence management firm.
The travel restrictions - which have now been extended until at least 01:00 tommorrow - More...19 April 2010 16:05