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Experts welcome IPPR’s innovations to help more employees stay in work

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“Organisations must place wellbeing on a par with sickness in an effort to tackle the UK’s spiralling sickness absence rate, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has said, as it unveiled a range of innovative ideas including ‘wellbeing days’ and a large-scale extension of sick leave. In its new report on long-term sickness absence, the […]

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Is technology overtaking our personal contact?

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So many technologies allow us to collaborate “virtually” today. Email, instant messaging, video conferencing, and desktop sharing are common parts of the workday for many people. But regardless of what technologies we use, all of our interactions still rely on a basic element: each other. No matter how many shiny tools we have, we can’t […]

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Dealing with stress at work

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We all feel a bit stressed from time-to-time. Whether you’re fed up with being sardined into place on the train during your morning commute or get annoyed with your computer, working can be stressful.   However, when stress really festers and starts to get too much, it can make your working life borderline-unbearable. Don’t get us wrong, […]

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Pro-active vs Re-active

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Is your employee care Pro-Active vs Re-Active? “Research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) reveals that some of the most successful tools in reducing employee absence are an early intervention by line managers / (Business Pastors) and good communication. This effective communication can help to identify underlying causes of absence. A large part […]