News from Personnel Today

This month’s news from Personnel Today

NHS sickness absence

The HR chief of the NHS has defended the health service’s sickness absence
record, claiming that trusts face special difficulties, and are on course to
meet their long-term targets. Addressing a National Audit Office conference,
Andrew Foster said the NHS is ahead of the fire service and local government,
with a sickness absence rate of 4.6 per cent.

Personnel Today, 2/12/03

SHL research project

SHL, the psychometric testing consultancy, is looking for five employers to
work with its team of occupational psychologists on a research project about
stress in organisations. Employers must have a minimum of 70 staff. Call Clare
Watson on 020 8335 8000.

Personnel Today, 25/11/03

Lost productivity

Poor job performance caused by pain costs US employers more than $60bn
(£35bn) a year in lost productivity, according to a study published in the
Journal of the American Medical Association. Head-aches were the most
frequently cited condition, followed by back pain, foot pain, and arthritis.

Personnel Today, 2/12/03

Relieving stress

The Danish Police Federation has joined the growing ranks of companies in
Denmark to offer free sex lessons to their employees. The federation believes
the lessons on how officers can improve their sex lives will help over-stressed
employees to become more productive.

Personnel Today, 2/12/03

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