3008, 2022

More Healthcare Professionals Given Powers To Certify Fit Notes

August 30, 2022|Categories: Absence Management, All|

New legislation to allow a wider range of healthcare professionals to certify fit notes (formerly sick notes) has been introduced by the UK government to ease pressure on GPs. This legislation change applies across England, Scotland and Wales.   The list of those who can sign fit notes was extended on July 1, 2022, to also include nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists and physiotherapists, reducing pressure on doctors, particularly GPs. How Will This Affect Employers? HR Team co-director, Breda Cullen, said: “By giving powers to more providers to legally issue fit notes, it should be quicker and easier for employees to prove reasons [...]

3008, 2022

5 Reasons Why Recording Annual Leave Is Important

August 30, 2022|Categories: Absence Management, All|

When it comes to managing and recording employee leave, there are many reasons why you should diligently manage, track, and pay leave. Proper leave management will allow your business to operate more effectively, help you meet your employees’ need for time-off, and ensure you satisfy your legal obligations. If organisations mismanage their annual leave, the errors can be costly. Here are five reasons why recording your annual leave efficiently is crucial to managing your business successfully. Here Are 5 Reasons Why Recording Annual Leave Is Important 1. It Is The Law First and foremost, keeping track of leave and paying [...]

2107, 2022

Hybrid Working Continues To Increase In Popularity 

July 21, 2022|Categories: All, Performance Management|

A recent survey by Acas highlights that hybrid working continues to be popular amongst employees, showing that 60% of employers have seen an increase in hybrid working for staff compared to before the Covid-19 pandemic. The conciliation and arbitration body commissioned YouGov to ask British businesses about changes to working practices that they have seen compared to before the pandemic. Not only did this highlight the rise in hybrid working, but the poll also found that more than half of employers (52%) have seen an increase in staff working from home full-time. HR Team co-director, Breda Cullen, said: “Many businesses [...]

2007, 2022

Employers Consider Reducing Pay For Remote Workers

July 20, 2022|Categories: All, Performance Management|

A survey carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has revealed that 10% of companies plan on reducing pay or benefits for home workers. The survey found that 4% of businesses have already reduced pay or benefits for people who continue to work from home, and a further 13% are on the verge of doing so. This follows recent reports that a London-based law firm employees have been given the option to work from home full-time in return for a 20% reduction in pay.  The firm that recruited lawyers who lived outside of London as additional [...]

2804, 2022

Wellness At Work Will Boost Performance And Productivity

April 28, 2022|Categories: All, Performance Management|

National Workplace Wellbeing Day will take place on April 29, 2022. Building a sustainable, long-term approach to health and wellbeing has never been so important, as the world of work continues to evolve following the Covid-19 crisis. The pandemic highlighted the importance of mental health for employers and employees alike. However, even pre-pandemic research identified that employee mental health problems were costing UK businesses between £33 billion and £42 billion a year, and a huge £100 billion for the economy overall. What Is Employee Wellbeing? Many employers only focus on employees’ health benefits when it comes to employee wellbeing. However, [...]

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