COVID-19 vaccination management
NHS sites, surgeries and hospitals around the country are now becoming fully engaged in attempts to accelerate vaccination of the
HGV driver health and wellbeing
Last week’s decision by Government to allow a further temporary relaxation of drivers hours rules may be necessary. Port delays
home working health
A home working health checklist for employers As Lockdown 2.0 looms across England, are employers ready to manage the home working health implications not just in
occpuational health management at University
Transformation success proves the power of employee health leadership and determination Occupational health (OH) professionals can be the unsung heroes
employee mental health covid
Employee mental health in the spotlight in these tough times Organisations and their leaders are in many ways flying blind
Employee Wellbeing Report
Last year our employee health consultant Dr Steven Boorman was asked to contribute expert opinion to the forthcoming REBA* Employee Wellbeing report.
Usings spreadsheets for absence data is not smart
Covid-19 has brought employee health and the challenge of managing absence to the top of the agenda. It placed new demands on managers
NHS covid-19 absence management
How we worked with MFT to support their management of Covid-19 absence, testing and risk assessments Manchester University NHS Foundation
Covid-19 pandemic absence Royal Stoke Hospital
Covid-19 pandemic absence management The sharp and significant rise in absence of healthcare staff has been a challenge shared by
Empactis microsoft MS365
This week has seen a landmark deal agreed and celebrated between the NHS and Microsoft. It represents so much more
coronavirus test track and trace
Are employers prepared for the scale and long haul? Now that the Government has significantly opened up the Test, Track and Trace programme, employers of key
coronavirus test
Why employers may have to wait for test-based confirmation of immunity for workforce planning and what that means for managing
COVID-19 ethical guidelines
The Royal College of Physicians, backed by an array of prestigious medical professional associations, has today published new guidelines around the
Essential management advice to help organisations prepare to manage coronavirus employee absences The Government has now shared its plans and
New guide aims to help NHS Trusts take action around workforce health and maximise a powerful range of available resources
sickness absence
Employers need effective processes for managing, reporting and recording all absences, all the time - not just when we’re worrying
Corona Virus Don't Panic
Nearly everyone in this country will be familiar with the catchphrase “Don’t Panic, Mr Mainwaring!” – but why should we
Managing long-term sickness absence
New guidance is now available for employers on best practices for managing long term sickness absence.  The guidance from the
Anyone with access to my diary would see that I enjoy speaking regularly at a diverse range of conferences. I
Artificial intellilgence for occupational health
Staying abreast of, or even ahead of, how technology can transform organisations and enable those in leadership positions to do
supporting employee mental health better
Today I am returning to the vital issue of mental health at work. Not only because this is an essential
Nurses mental health - a doorway
“Opening Doors – addressing the mental health of nurses and their patients” was the ambitious target of a webinar by C3 Collaborating
The estimates of numbers of UK adults with high blood pressure, or hypertension, are startling. The NHS estimates 1 in
Today I am returning to the issue of suicide. Not just because I am keen to keep the spotlight on
NHS staff absence management
I am always pleased to see that NHS Digital continuing to publish data openly on sickness absence rates across the
This week sees the launch of a long-anticipated open consultation around the vital topic of employee health and the responsibility
“By George she’s got it!” For many, that reference will be instantly recognisable. It represented the enormity of the challenge
I welcome the press release announcing the Prime Minister’s support to build further on the “Improving Lives” strategy by committing
As a long-standing supporter and admirer of the C3 Collaborating for Health charity, I readily accepted an invitation this week
I’m delighted to feature in the latest edition of the Occupational Health at Work journal; with a new article discussing
In Mental Health Awareness Week, I am struck by how easy many employers find it to simply act like ostriches
talking work - work adjustments
I was delighted to present recently at the “Good Work for Good Health” symposium, organised by the Vocational Rehabilitation Association
Empactis is delighted and proud to be named as one of the UK’s Top 10 workforce management solution providers for
Good work is an outcome of better employee health management – but it requires sustained effort and support for managers
I was interested and pleased to see Rand Europe’s published research analysing data from NHS Healthy Workforce and Britain’s Healthiest
This was the grand setting of the Attlee room in the House of Lords, in which Baroness Jolly hosted a
Manchester’s Central Convention Centre hosted the Annual NHS Providers conference recently. Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester gave a
Out today! The Business in the Community 2018 Mental Health at Work report, which findings include although 85% of managers
This exciting conference drew a diverse audience from Canada, Europe, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia. The audience
I am delighted to see the launch of the NHS Workforce Health & Wellbeing Framework, which NHS Employers are now
Matthew Bergmann Smith, the CEO of Empactis, believes all rail operators must consider strategies that improve employee health. Rail operators
This one-day training seminar was held in central London on 23rd April with 19 delegates attending and a waiting list
Our Empactis platform helps businesses to understand the true impact of absence and we consistently find that, even if absence
No Time to Lose, is the title of a new campaign from IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) the
Past experience, as Health & Safety Director for a large corporate business, taught me to be wary of the Court’s
After recently passing the milestone of entering my thirtieth year working in occupational health, I am becoming choosy about using
It may sound early to start writing about winter flu, but it’s as early as October that the seasonal flu
I was interested to see the data reported in the recent EEF report “Employee Health: making industrial strategy work for
This is one of those seemingly obvious questions, but it is deeper than it may appear at first sight. Whilst
In recent years, particularly over the last decade, multiple authors have researched and reviewed the value of occupational health and
NICE (the National Institute for Clinical Excellence) has just published its finalised Quality Standard on Healthy Workplaces (Healthy Workplaces; improving
Dr Steve Boorman, the Director of Employee Health at Empactis is a founder member of the National Forum for Health
It’s a sad time of year! No, really: December January and February see the peak for a seasonal type of
Dame Carol Black’s latest independent review for the Government concludes that one in three people claiming benefits because they are
Halloween was an interesting choice of date for the long awaited Government Green paper publication “Improving Lives” – the work
A significant “Green Paper” is expected shortly reflecting recent joint working between the Department of Health and the Department of
In their formal review, commissioned by the Government’s Business Information and Skills Department, “Engaging for Success; enhancing performance through employee
Empactis has been pleased to work regularly with The Fit for Work Team, based in Leicester, a non-profit social enterprise
With Autumn and Winter ahead, attention often turns to the potential for winter bugs to cause employee illness and absence.
NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) have just released for final consultation, guidance on quality standards to support healthy workplaces
The Rio Olympics will bring excitement, apprehension and joy to many of us over the next couple weeks but it
The recent published Absence rates for the NHS, show that Healthcare Assistants have overtaken Ambulance staff for the highest rate
The Working with Arthritis report launched on the 5th of July by Arthritis UK, highlights that musculo-skeletal conditions are one
Advance Notice – Public Health England’s New Framework for Use of E Cigarettes in the Workplace and Public Spaces Public
It is now vital for employers and employees to recognise the benefits of acting early and working together to support
The 11th National Survey for Sickness Absence provokes calls from firms for tax breaks to help with the escalating problem
With local councils gaining powers over business rates and public health spending, Dr Steve Boorman at Empactis explores the likely
Dr Steve Boorman at Empactis examines the lack of tools available for line managers to deal with the complicated issues
Empactis, a leading provider of employee health, absence and engagement solutions, has been awarded a contract by Serco, the FTSE
The final report from the Carter Review into NHS efficiency has just been released, and it makes for sobering reading,
Following the festive period, many people are just about getting back to the normal routine, whilst grappling with a mix
Simon Stephen’s recent announcement at the NHS Innovation Expo on 2nd September confirms that the cost of sickness absence among
Empactis are delighted to announce that Dr Steve Boorman has joined the Empactis team, Dr Steve Boorman has joined the
A recent survey carried out by Barclays asked retail bosses what fears kept them awake in the run up to
The contentious issue of sickness absence is rarely out of the news and for good reason - it’s an absolute
Last week the CIPD released the results of their annual survey into absence management in the UK with some interesting
Absence management is so simple it often gets overlooked by the busy manager. Traditionally, all a manager had to do
The Food and Drink Report (BDO, Feb 2014) highlighted that food manufacturers are seeing increasing price volatility of raw materials
The much anticipated World Cup in Brazil is now finished and the nation is going back to ‘normal’ after going
The EEF recent Absence Survey 2014¹ reported that the number of days taken off through sickness is at a record
We invite you to learn how you can improve your bottom line by transforming your absence process and the role
Absence Manager is delighted to announce that Dr Steve Boorman CBE MBBS MRCGP FFOM FRCP FRCN, will be speaking at
In January this year the Government responded positively to the report produced by Dame Carol Black and David Frost "Health
The latest CBI Absence and Workplace Health Survey published in July of this year stated that Absence is costing the
Many forward thinking organisations such as First Direct, DB Schenker Rail UK Ltd, Alliance Healthcare, Serco and United Biscuits recently
David Frost the Ex Director-General of the British Chambers of Commerce, commented on these findings. "These figures highlight the very
“We often find that the most commercially minded HR professionals are less concerned with ethereal possibilities and are more exercised
Following the great success of both our London & Manchester seminar’s, we will be announcing the next date & venue
Thank you to everyone who attended our evening seminar on the 9th May in London. The night was a great
As we all know absence affects all business types and has many indirect costs associated with it but in a
The same old age old Absence Problem, yet the 2nd largest people process. With the recent government sickness absence review
CBI latest absence survey in 2011 reported that the UK economy lost 190 million working days to absence. The 190
In mid-January the Government published their response to the 2011 sickness absence review headed by David Frost CBE and Dame
Get buy-in from the top of the business that they will play their part in helping to improve absence management.
New data shows long-term absence review only tackles small part of major problem. Absence Manager responds to DWP’s commitment to
A recent survey reveals that more and more HR professionals feel that the current 'fit note' system is simply not
It has been announced that NHS Employers have launched a new online tool to help organisations manage their absence. The
Some of the figures being reported in the media about the cost of sickness in the Public Sector are quite
It is with real interest that I read the Sunday Times "NHS workers face sack over double whammy sick pay"
I´ve just read the CIPD annual Absence Survey for 2012 and whilst it is always good to see absence management
Fall in absence levels could be masking deeper problems in the workplace As average employee absence falls by almost a