Unfortunately sick days are an unavoidable part of running a business. Having absent employees can feel like productivity and performance stall. Whilst sick leave can cause some days of reduced outputs and overall efficiency, it is actually better for businesses in the long run to encourage staff to take the time off for their health.
Published: 10 August 2018
Absence is undoubtedly expensive – Dame Carol Black in her 2008 report Working for a healthier tomorrow estimated the annual economic costs to the UK of 'pulling a sickie' and worklessness associated with working age ill-health to be over £100bn. Contributor Dr Mark Winwood.
Published: 28 June 2018
The countdown to the World Cup has officially started, and anticipation is growing amongst fans for the tournament in Russia. This year’s tournament is set to be bigger than ever, with the 2014 final attracting an enormous 1 billion viewers. But what does a month-long football festival mean for businesses?
Published: 13 June 2018
The World Cup kicks off in Russia on 14th June 2018 – and along with other major summer sporting fixtures, could spark a rise in ‘sporting sickies’. A survey conducted at the start of Euro 2016 suggested that one in five people would be willing to take a sickie to watch a sporting event and with all eyes on England during the World Cup employers need to prepare.
Published: 8 June 2018
Leave management, i.e. the administration of annual leave, special leave, sick leave, recuperation of overtime etc., is a routine part of the daily work of Human Resources (HR) departments in EU institutions and bodies. This work includes the collection and processing of personal data (also known as personal information) of staff and sometimes of members of their family.
Published: 30 March 2018
It doesn't really matter whether the line manager thinks the reason for absence was genuine but if you want to make a dramatic impact on the statistics then dismiss those on long term sick. Contributor Blair McPherson former Director of Community Services and author.
Published: 13 February 2018
Managers therefore monitor scores so that if an employee hits a certain score/trigger point,further investigation or action can be taken.This in itself can act as a deterrent to employees who do take absence for non-genuine reasons. A number of organisations have reported that absence is reduced when Bradford scores are first introduced, which may be due to the use of this system, as a visible warning and deterrent to employees.
Published: 12 October 2017
We all know that days off due to sickness and injury can create problems with meeting deadlines and schedules, maintaining ... View Article
Published: 28 September 2017
Yet the latest Office of National Statistics figures tell us that on average in 2016 there were just 4.3 days lost per worker due to sickness or injury in the UK.
Published: 25 September 2017
Headlines have been awash with talk of the January blues and the effect that the post-Christmas gloomy winter has once again had on workplace morale, motivation and mood. But if recent CIPD statistics are anything to go by, this topic should not just be of interest in the New Year.
Published: 3 February 2016