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Empactis helps University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust manage Covid-19 pandemic absence and testing – a testimonial
Covid-19 pandemic absence management The sharp and significant rise in absence of healthcare staff has been a challenge shared by
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NHS Microsoft deal delivers so much more than just Microsoft Teams – it opens up a new future
This week has seen a landmark deal agreed and celebrated between the NHS and Microsoft. It represents so much more
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Pandora’s Box? Coronavirus Test, Track and Trace scheme opens up to employers
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
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The quest for a coronavirus test – why employers may have to wait
Why employers may have to wait for test-based confirmation of immunity for workforce planning and what that means for managing
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COVID-19 ethical guidelines
COVID-19 ethical guidelines from medical professional bodies ensure consensus to place fairness at the core for patients
The Royal College of Physicians, backed by an array of prestigious medical professional associations, has today published new guidelines around the
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Managing people and business continuity in a coronavirus pandemic
Essential management advice to help organisations prepare to manage coronavirus employee absences The Government has now shared its plans and
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Empactis launches guide to help local NHS organisations “Make it happen” around Workforce Health & Wellbeing
New guide aims to help NHS Trusts take action around workforce health and maximise a powerful range of available resources
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Why corona virus has reinforced the importance of managing sickness absence
Employers need effective processes for managing, reporting and recording all absences, all the time – not just when we’re worrying
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Corona Virus Don't Panic
Why our response to the corona virus should be: “Don’t Panic!”
Nearly everyone in this country will be familiar with the catchphrase “Don’t Panic, Mr Mainwaring!” – but why should we
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Managing long-term sickness absence
NICE publishes fresh guidance for employers on 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
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Nursing Celebration at the Maudsley – a day to reflect on NHS staff wellbeing
Anyone with access to my diary would see that I enjoy speaking regularly at a diverse range of conferences. I
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Artificial intellilgence for occupational health
Could artificial intelligence for occupational health help employers meet essential workplace responsibilities?
Staying abreast of, or even ahead of, how technology can transform organisations and enable those in leadership positions to do
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Employers must take their responsibilities towards employee mental health more seriously
Today I am returning to the vital issue of mental health at work. Not only because this is an essential
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Supporting Nurses’ Mental Health – opening doors to improvement
“Opening Doors – addressing the mental health of nurses and their patients” was the ambitious target of a webinar by C3 Collaborating
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How employers can positively impact employee wellbeing by raising awareness of high blood pressure in the workplace
The estimates of numbers of UK adults with high blood pressure, or hypertension, are startling. The NHS estimates 1 in
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Workplace suicide and death – how the right employment culture helps to manage a difficult subject
Today I am returning to the issue of suicide. Not just because I am keen to keep the spotlight on
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NHS staff absence management
Relating NHS sickness absence rates to attendance data is a tough challenge
I am always pleased to see that NHS Digital continuing to publish data openly on sickness absence rates across the
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It’s Official: Employee Health is everyone’s business (Government consultation)
This week sees the launch of a long-anticipated open consultation around the vital topic of employee health and the responsibility
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A new starring role for Occupational Health
“By George she’s got it!” For many, that reference will be instantly recognisable. It represented the enormity of the challenge
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Government pledges new initiatives to reduce barriers to work for disabled
I welcome the press release announcing the Prime Minister’s support to build further on the “Improving Lives” strategy by committing
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Nurses health in the spotlight – new film encourages nurses towards healthier lifestyles
As a long-standing supporter and admirer of the C3 Collaborating for Health charity, I readily accepted an invitation this week
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Outsourced occupational health – does it really mean lower quality occupational health services for employees?
I’m delighted to feature in the latest edition of the Occupational Health at Work journal; with a new article discussing
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Mental Health Awareness Week: Calling on employers to cease ‘Ostrich’ approach to Mental Health at work
In Mental Health Awareness Week, I am struck by how easy many employers find it to simply act like ostriches
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“Talking Work” resource for work adjustments wins at the Vocational Rehabilitation Association National Awards 2019
I was delighted to present recently at the “Good Work for Good Health” symposium, organised by the Vocational Rehabilitation Association
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Empactis is named among best HR technology providers in the UK for 2019
Empactis is delighted and proud to be named as one of the UK’s Top 10 workforce management solution providers for
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Better employee health management drives good work
Good work is an outcome of better employee health management – but it requires sustained effort and support for managers
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Employee Engagement in the NHS
I was interested and pleased to see Rand Europe’s published research analysing data from NHS Healthy Workforce and Britain’s Healthiest
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The impact of Migraines
This was the grand setting of the Attlee room in the House of Lords, in which Baroness Jolly hosted a
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Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham inspired audiences at the recent NHS Providers Conference
Manchester’s Central Convention Centre hosted the Annual NHS Providers conference recently. Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester gave a
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Business in the Community 2018 Mental Health at Work report
Out today! The Business in the Community 2018 Mental Health at Work report, which findings include although 85% of managers
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Dr Steve Boorman attends joint Hong Kong College of Community Medicine and Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators Conference September
This exciting conference drew a diverse audience from Canada, Europe, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia. The audience
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Launch of the NHS Workforce Health & Wellbeing Framework
I am delighted to see the launch of the NHS Workforce Health & Wellbeing Framework, which NHS Employers are now
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Arriva Trains Wales Targets Employee Health
Matthew Bergmann Smith, the CEO of Empactis, believes all rail operators must consider strategies that improve employee health. Rail operators
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Preparing for General Data Protection Regulation
This one-day training seminar was held in central London on 23rd April with 19 delegates attending and a waiting list
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Managing Long Term Absence
Our Empactis platform helps businesses to understand the true impact of absence and we consistently find that, even if absence
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No Time to Lose
No Time to Lose, is the title of a new campaign from IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) the
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Healthy High Performing Workforce – A timely reminder of how important our employees’ health is!
Past experience, as Health & Safety Director for a large corporate business, taught me to be wary of the Court’s
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Dr Steve Boorman elected as new chair for The Council for Work and Health in 2018
After recently passing the milestone of entering my thirtieth year working in occupational health, I am becoming choosy about using
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It is that time of year again….
It may sound early to start writing about winter flu, but it’s as early as October that the seasonal flu
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Health, Work, Well-Being and Sickness Absence Survey 2017
I was interested to see the data reported in the recent EEF report “Employee Health: making industrial strategy work for
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Is staff retention important?
This is one of those seemingly obvious questions, but it is deeper than it may appear at first sight. Whilst
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Occupational health; the value proposition
In recent years, particularly over the last decade, multiple authors have researched and reviewed the value of occupational health and
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Nice Work!
NICE (the National Institute for Clinical Excellence) has just published its finalised Quality Standard on Healthy Workplaces (Healthy Workplaces; improving
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Empactis helps to tackle health and wellbeing within the workplace with other UK and Global employers.
Dr Steve Boorman, the Director of Employee Health at Empactis is a founder member of the National Forum for Health
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Time to Look Forward to 2017! Seasonal Affective Disorder
It’s a sad time of year! No, really: December January and February see the peak for a seasonal type of
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Obesity – still an ever growing problem & cost
Dame Carol Black’s latest independent review for the Government concludes that one in three people claiming benefits because they are
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Improving Lives: The Work Health & Disability Green Paper
Halloween was an interesting choice of date for the long awaited Government Green paper publication “Improving Lives” – the work
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The challenge ahead for occupational health: Green Paper due out
A significant “Green Paper” is expected shortly reflecting recent joint working between the Department of Health and the Department of
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Engagement – not soft and fluffy
In their formal review, commissioned by the Government’s Business Information and Skills Department, “Engaging for Success; enhancing performance through employee
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Fit for Work
Empactis has been pleased to work regularly with The Fit for Work Team, based in Leicester, a non-profit social enterprise
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The Great Flu Debate!
With Autumn and Winter ahead, attention often turns to the potential for winter bugs to cause employee illness and absence.
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National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) Draft Quality standard for healthy workplaces: improving employee mental and physical health and wellbeing
NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) have just released for final consultation, guidance on quality standards to support healthy workplaces
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An Olympic Mistake? – Thinking Properly about health!
The Rio Olympics will bring excitement, apprehension and joy to many of us over the next couple weeks but it
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Absence still a significant issue within the NHS
The recent published Absence rates for the NHS, show that Healthcare Assistants have overtaken Ambulance staff for the highest rate
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The challenge of dealing with fluctuating conditions within a workforce
The Working with Arthritis report launched on the 5th of July by Arthritis UK, highlights that musculo-skeletal conditions are one
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New Framework for use of E Cigarettes in the Workplace
Advance Notice – Public Health England’s New Framework for Use of E Cigarettes in the Workplace and Public Spaces Public
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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
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Are Employers Missing a Trick?
The 11th National Survey for Sickness Absence provokes calls from firms for tax breaks to help with the escalating problem
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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
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Don’t Leave Line Managers Hanging
Dr Steve Boorman at Empactis examines the lack of tools available for line managers to deal with the complicated issues
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Serco Selects Empactis Platform for Absence Management and Employee Health
Empactis, a leading provider of employee health, absence and engagement solutions, has been awarded a contract by Serco, the FTSE
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Reviewing the Carter Report – Absence Management Key to NHS Meeting Commitments
The final report from the Carter Review into NHS efficiency has just been released, and it makes for sobering reading,
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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
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The ever rising cost of absence in the NHS
Simon Stephen’s recent announcement at the NHS Innovation Expo on 2nd September confirms that the cost of sickness absence among
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Empactis are pleased to announce that Dr Steve Boorman has joined our team
Empactis are delighted to announce that Dr Steve Boorman has joined the Empactis team, Dr Steve Boorman has joined the
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Retailers – don’t lose sleep over festive employee absence
A recent survey carried out by Barclays asked retail bosses what fears kept them awake in the run up to
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Sickness Absence: As A Business Leader Are You Seeing The Whole Truth?
The contentious issue of sickness absence is rarely out of the news and for good reason – it’s an absolute
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CIPD absence benchmarking – apples with apples or apples with trucks?
Last week the CIPD released the results of their annual survey into absence management in the UK with some interesting
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Good performance management starts with good absence management
Absence management is so simple it often gets overlooked by the busy manager. Traditionally, all a manager had to do
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Harvesting the Benefits of Process Technology in Food Manufacturing
The Food and Drink Report (BDO, Feb 2014) highlighted that food manufacturers are seeing increasing price volatility of raw materials
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The much anticipated World Cup in Brazil is now finished and the nation is going back to ‘normal’ after going
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Survey states UK Absence rates are down, is this really a true picture?
The EEF recent Absence Survey 2014¹ reported that the number of days taken off through sickness is at a record
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Join the next stage of the HR process evolution
We invite you to learn how you can improve your bottom line by transforming your absence process and the role
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Dr Steve Boorman speaking at the ‘Join the next stage in HR process evolution’ seminar!
Absence Manager is delighted to announce that Dr Steve Boorman CBE MBBS MRCGP FFOM FRCP FRCN, will be speaking at
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Health at Work Assessment and Advisory Service (HWAS) – Are you ready?
In January this year the Government responded positively to the report produced by Dame Carol Black and David Frost “Health
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Mental health conditions are the single most widespread cause of long term absence
The latest CBI Absence and Workplace Health Survey published in July of this year stated that Absence is costing the
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“Why you need to act now” The key message taken away from our Manchester Seminar
Many forward thinking organisations such as First Direct, DB Schenker Rail UK Ltd, Alliance Healthcare, Serco and United Biscuits recently
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Number of sick days falling, but UK still takes most in the world
David Frost the Ex Director-General of the British Chambers of Commerce, commented on these findings. “These figures highlight the very
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DWF delighted to be working with Absence Manager
“We often find that the most commercially minded HR professionals are less concerned with ethereal possibilities and are more exercised
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Do you know the truth about absence? It is your 2nd biggest people process and it has a HUGE impact
Following the great success of both our London & Manchester seminar’s, we will be announcing the next date & venue
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Evening Seminar is a great success!
Thank you to everyone who attended our evening seminar on the 9th May in London. The night was a great
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Absence – the impact on retail
As we all know absence affects all business types and has many indirect costs associated with it but in a
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The same old, age old Absence Problem, yet it’s the 2nd largest people process!
The same old age old Absence Problem, yet the 2nd largest people process. With the recent government sickness absence review
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Absence is your 2nd biggest people process after payroll; do you know the truth about how this impacts on your
CBI latest absence survey in 2011 reported that the UK economy lost 190 million working days to absence. The 190
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Why Managing Unplanned Absence Needs To Be A Priority KPI For All Organisations, CEO’s & Directors
In mid-January the Government published their response to the 2011 sickness absence review headed by David Frost CBE and Dame
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Can HR improve the bottom line, 10 Top Tips for managing unplanned absence
Get buy-in from the top of the business that they will play their part in helping to improve absence management.
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81% of workplace absence last less than a week
New data shows long-term absence review only tackles small part of major problem. Absence Manager responds to DWP’s commitment to
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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
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NHS calculator
It has been announced that NHS Employers have launched a new online tool to help organisations manage their absence. The
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The cost of sickness absence in the NHS – Managers have to get a grip
Some of the figures being reported in the media about the cost of sickness in the Public Sector are quite
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“Double Whammy” – is this really the cause of high sickness rates and associated costs? Or is it really a
It is with real interest that I read the Sunday Times “NHS workers face sack over double whammy sick pay”
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Response to CIPD Absence Survey 2012
I´ve just read the CIPD annual Absence Survey for 2012 and whilst it is always good to see absence management
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The CIPD/Simplyhealth Absence Management Survey
Fall in absence levels could be masking deeper problems in the workplace As average employee absence falls by almost a
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