Mental health awareness has never been higher on the UK agenda. Recent campaigns, led by ambassadors from the world of royalty, sport and television, have given the subject the high-profile it deserves. ‘It’s good to talk’ is the message. But is this finding its way into the workplace?read more
The number of NHS staff quitting their jobs over long hours has soared in the last decade. New figures reveal that more than 200,000 nurses have left the service since 2010 and resignations over work-life balance have increased dramatically.read more
We all know that Monday morning feeling. The start of the week can sometimes feel like an uphill climb. From Blue Monday to Manic Monday, we don’t always see the first working day in a positive light.
So does this make Monday the most popular day to take sick leave? FirstCare’s absence management data reveals something surprising.read more
On June 2nd 2014, NHS Employers published statistics that reveal a year on year reduction in absence rates across the NHS. The rolling nationwide 12 month sickness absence rate to January 2014 was 4.44%, a reduction of 6% compared to the January 2013 rate of 4.72%. It's estimated by NHS Employers that this absence reduction has led to a saving of £97.8 million for the NHS, which is an...read more
The Football Word Cup is nearly upon us and, as with most major sporting events, theories abound as to the impact it will have on absence levels.read more