Taking control of absence

Taking control of absence

At some point we will all experience sickness absence. Infrequent and genuine absence should not usually be a problem. However the Bradford Factor (a human resource management tool for measuring worker absenteeism) suggests that short frequent and unplanned absences...
More productivity is a good thing, right?

More productivity is a good thing, right?

Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that “higher productivity” may in fact be a mixed blessing at best. What really matters is how the productivity was generated. Although the latest official figures show that output per worker recently went up, this...
Election 2015 – The future of British workplaces

Election 2015 – The future of British workplaces

Are you following the build up to the general election in the UK with interest? Are you concerned about the impact a new government will have on your organisation? Personally, I have been avidly watching the developments. Something that caught my eye in the recent...
Healthy workplaces manage stress

Healthy workplaces manage stress

What do you do in your organisation to increase awareness and manage the impact of stress? This month, we marked National Stress Awareness Day with The Stress Management Society, who this year shone a light on workplace stress in concert with the EU-OSHA 2014 – 2015...