Businesses can play a role in unburdening our already busy GP’s

It is now vital for employers and employees to recognise the benefits of acting early and working together to support an early return to work following an absence. Introducing an easier or longer sick certification to ease our already too busy GP’s is most definitely the wrong course. Media articles have picked up the debate […]

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Time for Business to Engage in Public Health

With local councils gaining powers over business rates and public health spending, Dr Steve Boorman at Empactis explores the likely knock-on effects for businesses and how they can best benefit from the change. As part of the Government’s 2015 spending review, it has pledged to ‘consult on options to fully fund local authorities’ public health […]

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Ticking Public Health Bomb Means now is the time for employers to make a change

Following the festive period, many people are just about getting back to the normal routine, whilst grappling with a mix of post-Christmas and winter blues – all of which can have an impact on absence, engagement and productivity in the workforce. More positively January offers the opportunity to reflect on the past year and prepare […]

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Fit Note

A recent survey reveals that more and more HR professionals feel that the current ‘fit note’ system is simply not working and not helping to reduce absence. One of the main reasons stated for this is that the ‘Fit Note’ forms are not being used correctly. Read more: http://www.hrzone.co.uk/topic/managing-people/news-fit-note-system-fails-cut-sickness-absence-rates/125022 Click here to read Absence Managers […]

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