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What to do when business becomes a family affair

31 Jan 2005

Office romances and employing several members of one family can present all sorts of HR problems, but none that are insurmountable

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Work-related illness and injury still unacceptably high

2 Jan 2005

The number of people suffering from work-related ill-health has not changed in the past year, despite employers giving the issue a higher priority.

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Stiff upper lip makes it hard for managers to cope with work stress

2 Jan 2005

The great British fear of revealing emotions is proving a major hurdle in tackling workplace stress, a survey has suggested.

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Public sector absenteeism will face scrutiny by OH staff

2 Jan 2005

Occupational health practitioners are to be called in to the civil service to act as sickness absence "trouble-shooters" under ambitious plans outlined by the Government

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DWP tops workers absence league

2 Jan 2005

Absence rates at the Department for Work and Pensions, which is leading the Government's anti-absence drive, are far higher than average for the public sector, according to the National Audit Office

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Delivering on expectations

9 Nov 2004

Managing the expectations of new recruits can make all the difference between staff settling or walking away. Nic Paton explains why

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OH helps SME cut absence by more than a quarter

5 Oct 2004

A small business has reduced the number of days taken off sick by 26 per cent 18 months after taking on an occupational health provider

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On the mend

7 Sep 2004

Alternatives to how sicknotes are issued are being piloted.
News that pilots looking at alternatives to GPs writing sicknotes are...

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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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