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Trainee doctors opt for GP jobs over stressful hospital posts

1 Sep 2004

Growing numbers of trainee doctors are opting for a career in general practice rather than in hospitals

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Top UK companies have their say

1 Sep 2004

Leaders of the UK's top 350 companies were canvassed over the summer for their views on the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) stress management standards.

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Sickies are worse for business than stress

1 Sep 2004

Workers taking 'sickies' place a greater burden on organisations than stress-related absence

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HSE standards will have huge impact on stress management

1 Sep 2004

The Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) stress management standards are set to have a profound impact on how employers tackle workplace stress

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Aid workers at increased risk from trauma

1 Sep 2004

Aid workers are increasingly at risk from stress and trauma-related mental health conditions

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From absence to attendance

13 Jul 2004

Sickness absence is no longer a medical issue for employers, it is a strategic one.

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HR must change its attitude

25 May 2004

Children's minister Margaret Hodge tells Nic Paton why childcare must be seen as a core business responsibility

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Childcare? What childcare?

25 May 2004

The Government has made it easier for employers to provide childcare, but there is still a lack of awareness of the options.

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Money well spent

11 May 2004

With an increase in spending on training, it is important for employers to ensure the investment offers a good return.

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A fresh eye on proceedings

30 Mar 2004

One benefit of employing an HR interim is that they can draw on their experience in a variety of organisations to bring a new perspective to problem solving. Nic Paton meets one successful exponent of this potentially enlightening art

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Green shoots

16 Mar 2004

Massive losses and growing competition have forced Royal Mail to propagate massive changes, and the new Chief Learning Officer Kevin Green is helping to sow the seeds of recovery.

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Raising your game

27 Jan 2004

A panel formed by The Work Foundation to tackle the issue of low productivity in the UK has led to the creation of a High Performance Index, a practical yardstick businesses can measure themselves against to raise their game.

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