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Health and Wellbeing at work – activities to encourage healthy lifestyles

Leading on from last week’s introduction into health and wellbeing at work, initiatives and events encouraging healthy lifestyles can have multiple benefits for both your employees and the organisation. Encouraging employees to take part in fundraising – supporting colleagues across the business to work together collaboratively can promote better working relationships and productivity. Encouraging employee […]

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Absenteeism and the cost to businesses

Absenteeism is a problem for most companies in the UK and has a particularly significant impact on small to medium size businesses. Reducing absenteeism can have a significant impact both directly and indirectly. There are various tools which can be implemented to help reduce absenteeism such as: –   – Return to work interviews – proven to […]

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Holiday Season Employment Hot Topics

Christmas can throw up a number of issues for employers. With Christmas parties, gifts, religion,  holiday requests and bonuses to name a few  it is essential that you prepare for the  festive period. The Christmas Party Christmas parties are a great way to say thank you to colleagues for all their hard work throughout the […]

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Employee “Burnout”

Employee burnout is rapidly becoming an issue for employers as 30% of those surveyed said that it is a common problem in their organisations. Excessive workloads are cited as the main reason for employee burnout which could result in increased time off, repeated lateness and a reduction in productivity. Some said causes of employee burnout […]

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Interpretation of Annual Leave during Absence

As per our recent article, the ECJ (European Court of Justice) have decided that workers who are ill during their annual leave should be permitted to reschedule that annual leave. UK Employers were concerned about the impact this would have on cost and production in their businesses. They had right to be concerned when the […]

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Mental Health – Are You Aware?

Has the economic climate had an effect on our mental health? Longer hours Money worries Threat of redundancy or  Unemployment All  these things can take a toll on your employees and in turn will affect your business. Did you know that as an employer you have a duty of care as set out in both Statutory […]

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News Update on Sickness Ruling

On 24th July the Court of Appeal has ruled that an employee who was off sick was entitled to be paid annual leave under the change to the Working Time Directive (Where holidays continue to accrue during sick leave.) They also ruled that she was entitled to carry forward the annual leave she had accrued […]

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Are you listening?

With so much going on in the economy and many businesses making drastic changes to ensure that they stay afloat is it any wonder that the CIPD claim that employee’s voice is not being heard? Senior Management are concentrating on increasing profit and reducing costs, this means that staff surveys, team meetings and lunches are […]

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The Opposite Side of the Coin

Absence Management is always high on an employer’s agenda but what about the other side of the coin? Today’s society is struggling in the work place, redundancies seem to be common place, bonuses are few and far between and everyone wants to become indispensable. But to what cost? Presenteeism is when employees come to work […]

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How to get employees off long term sick leave

On average the cost of absence per employee is £692 a year.  This means that absence management is a top priority for most employers otherwise this can become a real drain on your business. At Simple HR we have a wealth of experience in managing absenteeism for our clients and here we explain our tried […]

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