04 December 2014

Repeated Employee Sickness Absence

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Repeated Employee Sickness Absence

In a study published recently by CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development) it has been reported that the annual cost of sickness absence has climbed to almost £29 billion!!

Repeated sickness absence can be a huge problem for any business with small businesses particularly being affected and these staggering figures go towards proofing that.

18 November 2014

High Levels of Workplace Stress

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High Levels of Workplace Stress

According to research carried out earlier this month by Mind as part of National Stress Awareness Day, staff are experiencing high levels of stress.

Results of the research showed that mental health in the workplace is still something that is worryingly excluded from the thoughts of employers.

12 November 2014

CIPD Absence Management Report 2014 Released

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CIPD Absence Management Report 2014 Released

Last month saw the publication of the CIPD/Simplyhealth Absence Management Report for 2014. More than one in three employers have reported that absence levels are increasing due to their staff struggling to balance work with caring responsibilities.

The annual report shows that smart employers have put policies in place to help their staff with these responsibilities outside of work while meeting the demands expected within their jobs.

09 October 2014

Receiving Good Support After Cancer Diagnosis

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Receiving Good Support After Cancer Diagnosis

In an article on the Health Insurance Daily, it has been announced that recent survey findings show less than two-thirds of men with cancer receive good support from their employer!

The survey by YouGov suggests that a return to work can play a big role in the recovery process with 63% who are currently working said their employment was just as important to them now as before their diagnosis and 5% stated it was even more important.

08 October 2014

Dealing With Absenteeism in the Workplace

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Dealing With Absenteeism in the Workplace

Are you finding your business short-staffed because of employees phoning in sick? Well Working Matters point out a few reasons why you should be keeping track of absentees.

07 October 2014

Helping People With Mental Health Problems...

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Helping People With Mental Health Problems...

Back in September, chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies stated that more must be done to help people with mental health problems stay in work.

Last year alone saw around 70m working days lost to mental illness.

07 October 2014

Increased Level of Absence in The Work Place

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Increased Level of Absence in The Work Place

It has been reported that more than a third of employers are witnessing an increased level of absence in the work place as staff members struggle to balance caring responsibilities with work.

The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) have stated the importance of having the correct policies in place to support employees with caring responsibilities but results from a recent survey show that only one in six businesses were taking the correct measures.

30 April 2014

Helping Mrs B Return to Work

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Helping Mrs B Return to Work

Mrs B is married and is the main bread winner for her family. Mrs B worked as a legal secretary and was 42 years old. She was referred to Graham for help in returning to work by her company. She collapsed on a bus on her way home from work. She described shooting pains at the base of her neck and pressure in her head. She was taken to a hospital but initial investigations found nothing.

16 April 2014

Assisting David in Getting Back to Work

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Assisting David in Getting Back to Work

David was a successful Account Executive working in the Advertising Industry, on holiday he unfortunately broke his neck in a swimming accident.

His company contacted Graham and asked for assistance in helping David to return to work, even though it was only a few weeks after the accident.

15 April 2014

Helping Alan Return to Work

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Helping Alan Return to Work

Alan a 35 year old man with a previously very good history of attendance at work (only 5 days absence in previous 4 years).

He was employed by a large organisation in their regional distribution centre as a warehouse manager. He started to experience lower back pain after a fall in the yard.

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