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How to avoid losing good employees

Some C-suite executives take the view from 30,000 feet, but don’t see everything going on within the many organisational levels below. It may be time to answer the pressing question they keep asking themselves these days: “Why do some of my best employees keep changing planes?” Turnover is a concern for many companies – and at many different job levels.

Article by: Betty Ng | Published: 16 July 2018

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Our American cousins and that “special” relationship

Of course, it would be a mistake to simply replicate the US process in the UK and vice versa. Indeed, what works in one regional area, won’t necessarily work in another, but there are some best practices being deployed in the US which may very well translate to the UK market.

Article by: Charles Hipps | Published: 14 June 2018

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Presenteeism – the UK’s biggest threat to productivity?

We all know about the effects of absenteeism - like forgotten Tupperware containers and broken coffee machines, it’s a natural part of office life. However, while in most workplaces there are measures in place to support members of staff who are absent, there are rarely any measures to address another, possibly more common problem: presenteeism.

Article by: Steve Thompson | Published: 1 June 2018

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Employee-Centric Corporate Goodness Programs to Big Gains in Retention

An analysis reveals links between participation in corporate Goodness programs and employee retention within a large cohort of companies. The study, which examined the activity of more than 2 million users, found that turnover dropped by an average of 57 percent in the employee group most deeply connected to their companies’ giving and volunteering efforts.

Article by: Bryan de Lottinville | Published: 1 June 2018

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Presenteeism – a growing concern

Employee services business Personal Group and online doctor service videoDoc are today unveiling the findings of a nationally representative survey of 2,496 UK employees on their attitudes and behaviours around work presenteeism and illness in the workplace.

Article by: Mark Scanlon | Published: 28 May 2018

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Presenteeism: What it really means for management

New survey findings from the CIPD, as well as academic research of my own, highlights the significant and growing problem of presenteeism in the UK.  HR Directors are understandably concerned by the finding that sickness presenteeism is at least twice as common as sickness absence; employees are spending an average 2.5 weeks a year at work despite feeling unwell. 

Article by: Zara Whysall | Published: 23 May 2018

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Could Presenteeism become a bigger problem than absenteeism

People coming into work when they are ill also known as ‘Presenteeism’ has more than tripled since 2010, with 86 percent of employees admitting they had observed Presenteeism in the workplace. Presenteeism from Mental Health alone is estimated to cost the UK economy £15.1 billion per annum, compared to £8.4 billion per annum for absenteeism.

Article by: Ciara Morrison | Published: 21 May 2018

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Power towards the positive

Whisper it, but things may just be moving in a more positive direction for employee engagement. Contributor Dr Paul Brewerton, Managing Director - Strengths Partnership. For the last three years, the CIPD has reported a small year on year increase in job satisfaction amongst UK employees across all sectors, modest in the private sector and more marked in the public sector. While overall, net satisfaction (calculated by subtracting the dissatisfied 16 percent from the satisfied 64 percent) hovers around 48 percent, this has increased from a low of just 40 percent two years ago (CIPD, 2017).

Article by: Dr Paul Brewerton | Published: 16 May 2018

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Combatting presenteeism in the workplace

Workplace ‘presenteeism’ is a growing obstacle for employers in 2018. Although employers may theoretically be pleased that their employees are choosing to attend work instead of staying at home due to sickness, its negative effects are now becoming increasingly clear.

Article by: David Price | Published: 13 May 2018

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Motivating Employees with Top Retail Trends

Every day more and more people tell Alexa to turn on the TV, play their favorite music or read them the news. It all seems so simple. Don’t you just wish it was that easy for Alexa to motivate your employees on your command? Maybe it is… Contributor Kate Devlin.

Article by: Kate Devlin | Published: 12 May 2018