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13 June 2014

Why do women take more sick leave than men – and what can we do about it?

Last year, a study by Octopus HR found that women take 63% more instances of sick leave per year than their male colleagues.

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27 June 2012
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True Cost of Presenteeism

In a period of ongoing recession, has an unwise focus on face-time caused absenteeism to be replaced by the more costly problem of presenteeism..?

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24 November 2011
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Counting the cost of conflict

We’re officially into ‘conflict season’ - with more employees raising formal complaints against their employer than at any other time of the year.

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12 March 2011
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Rehabilitation provides route to recovery

OH has a key role in support employees returning to work after long periods of absence. Employers must take away the fear of returning to work and better support line managers if vocational rehabilita…

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13 January 2011
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Absence: Unwanted presence

While absence is usually the focus of absence management, presenteeism can pose just as much of a risk for organisations, especially during a recession. Tim Smedley wonders: can the two can be tackled…

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