Gen Z employees taking more sick days than older p...
Employers not recording the impact of sickness abs...
Skyrocketing ill health causes unprecedented rise in UK workforce absences
May 16, 2023 | News, Occupational Health | 0
The rise in absenteeism is attributed to a surge in mental health challenges among younger individuals, as well as an increase in back and neck pain, potentially linked to remote work.Read More
Emma Capper: Five strategies to reduce long-term sickness absences
Due to the struggles of the NHS, employees are looking to their employers for support. Long-term sickness leave is a growing concern, with the latest data revealing record numbers off work.Read More
Only 58% line managers believe in strong return-to-work plan
May 15, 2023 | News, Occupational Health | 0
30% UK line managers do not feel fully confident in an employee’s return-to-work plan if they were suffering from a long-term health condition such as Long Covid or cancer.Read More
Gen Z employees taking more sick days than older peers
Recent research has found that the youngest employees in the workforce, who should in theory be the fittest members of the workforce, are the ones that are struggling most with their health and taking more sick days.Read More
Sickness absence recording at lowest level in four years
Although 80% of employers currently record sickness absence, that leaves a fifth who do not. This is likely due to the onset of hybrid working which has made it much more difficult to record this data.Read More
Doctors giving out sick notes too easily and for too long!
A new survey found that 55% believe it’s too easy for employees to get a doctor’s sick/fit note and 73% believe doctors are providing sick/fit notes for longer than necessary.Read More
Dr Pamela Gellatly: The impact of long-term sickness – will the new occupational health initiatives deliver?
The measures announced in the Spring Budget to address long-term sickness are a step in the right direction. But will it truly be enough?Read More
Employers not recording the impact of sickness absence
Although 85% of employers record the sickness absence of their staff, only 63% measure the impact sick leave has on their business.Read More
Denis Kinane: Appropriate office etiquette during flu season
With cold and flu season in full swing, many professionals face the tough decision of whether to call in sick or just soldier on.Read More
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