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19 May 2008

Absence Special: Stress - in the grip of it

Stress continues to be the biggest cause of workplace absence. What practical measures can HR take to rehabilitate sick staff, and prevent stress taking over? Sally O'Reilly reports. The CBI/AXA annual absence survey, released last week, found that non work-related stress, anxiety and depression was the most common cause of long-term absence. Government guidelines on how to manage it and a growing pile of evidence on tackling stress have not solved the problem.

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17 April 2008
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HOW TO... Prevent Workplace Bullying

Whether actual or perceived, workers who feel bullied can rapidly lose their self-esteem, to the extent that the situation takes hold of them before they can seek help. To avoid the long-term absence…

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08 October 2007
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Dealing with Discrimination

Discrimination comes in many guises, but whatever form it takes can seriously damage your career prospects, and have a negative effect on your self-confidence and how you feel about work. Inevitabl…

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17 June 2007
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Hospice recruits personnel support firm

The Buckinghmshire firm’s Employee Assistance Programme offers help with personal matters such as health, family, alcohol or emotional issues, and also work matters such as stress, work/life balance a…

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28 September 2006
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Holding onto that holiday feeling

Everyone knows someone who wanders around the office after their annual summer break with a black cloud hanging over their head. After weeks away from the stress of work, the day-to-day routine of lif…

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