Counselling through an employee assistance programme (EAP) can provide real benefits in helping people to remain at work, a survey by service provider First Assist, part of Capita, has argued. The poll found that more than half of those who had recei More...06 July 2011 15:32
Counselling sessions offered to workers via employee assistance programmes (EAPs) can help to reduce absence levels and improve colleague relationships, according to research published today.
A survey carried out by EAP provider First Assist, part o More...26 May 2011 12:23
Positive action will enable employers to provide preferential treatment during the hiring process, but is this a good thing? Jackie Cuneen reports. On 6 April 2011, the controversial positive action in recruitment under s.159 of the Equality Act 2010 More...08 March 2011 12:19
A review into sickness absence, announced today as part of the Government's welfare reforms, has been welcomed by business groups. Personnel Today revealed exclusively last week that the Government would be launching a review into sickness absence, More...17 February 2011 14:31
Personnel Today's FREE buyers' guides are a completely FREE service designed to help you make an informed decision about your next HR purchase. Use our FREE Employee Assistance Programme buyers' guides to research your options, plan your purchase and g More...08 November 2010 11:53
At a time when financial pressures are affecting businesses, what can they do to protect employees from knock-on effects? Dr Katherine Ashby reports. Money is something everyone has to deal with directly or indirectly on a day-to-day basis - from buy More...08 November 2010 00:01
It is said that nobody on their deathbed regrets not spending more time at work, but it seems this may no longer be true. Kate Hilpern investigates the growing trend of people working with a terminal illness and looks at the role of HR. According to More...10 August 2010 14:30
Managers at the Foxconn factory in China are struggling to maintain calm after another employee attempted suicide.
The electronics worker tried to cut his wrists just hours after the death of another of the company's employees. In total, 11 workers More...28 May 2010 08:24