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More than half of holiday left untaken globally

41% of employees globally have more than half (55%) of their holiday allowance still left to take before the end of the year. That’s according to global absence expert, Edays, whose data suggests that business leaders will be short-staffed in the build up to Christmas and New Year.

Contributor: Sabrina Munns, People and Performance Director, Edays | Published: 3 November 2021

Spotting the signs of people suffering from ‘returnism’

Furlough ended in September and more people are returning to the workplace, even if it’s just for a few days a week. For some, going back to the office and returning to pre pandemic life can cause mental anguish or what The Mental Health Foundation calls 'returnism'. Employers need to be aware of this and ready to support staff says Adrian Lewis.

Contributor: Adrian Lewis, Director - Activ People HR | Published: 17 October 2021

Employees say workplace has negatively impacted wellbeing during pandemic

41% of the workforce feel that their workplace has negatively impacted on their wellbeing during the pandemic. That’s according to global absence expert, Edays, who surveyed employees across the UK to determine the impact of the workplace on employee wellbeing, and changes to employee perceptions over the past two years.

Contributor: Matt Jenkins - Edays | Published: 1 October 2021

Logistics and delivery industry sees sickness rates 139% higher

Data from global absence management provider, Edays has revealed that the logistics and delivery industry has seen a spike of 139% in sickness rates when compared to the global average throughout the month of August.

Contributor: Matt Jenkins, CEO - Edays | Published: 7 September 2021

Dog owners would pull a sickie to care for pets

The vast majority of dog owners would consider pulling a sickie to care for their pets as they prepare to return to work post-lockdown, new research has shown.

Contributor: Linda Aitchison - Nurture Media | Published: 6 August 2021

Sickness absences fall to lowest rate in 15 years

Despite the global coronavirus pandemic, UK sickness absence fell last year, down to 2.2% of working time, compared to 2.7% in 2019 and 2.5% in 2018. This is the lowest level recorded since XpertHR, the UK's leading online HR resource, started gathering data 15 years ago.  

Contributor: Noelle Murphy - XpertHR | Published: 2 July 2021

Measuring impacts of absence has become more difficult

Although a healthy 85% of UK businesses record employee absence, according to research* undertaken on behalf of GRiD, fewer employers (63%) actually measure the impact of sickness absence on their business. Of these, four in five said that it had become more difficult to record since the onset of Covid-19 as furloughing and working from home have both masked sickness absence.

Contributor: Katharine Moxham - GRiD | Published: 2 July 2021

Employee holiday hoarding piles up over foreign destination volatility

Employee holiday cancellations rose by 32% on Monday 7th June, following changes to the UK travel green list reveals absence intelligence company, Edays. This follows the UK Government’s recent removal of Portugal and its islands from the “green travel list”, as well as no new additions, which threw travel plans into doubt for many Brits.

Contributor: Steve Arnold, Founder - Edays | Published: 14 June 2021

Half of employers falling foul of recent sick pay legislation

One in two employers still need to comply with legislation introduced last year on sick pay, which states that employers are now compelled to tell their staff, on day one of employment or before, what their entitlement to any sick pay is.

Contributor: Katharine Moxham, Spokesperson - GRiD | Published: 29 April 2021