Practicing social distancing at work is a wise precaution for all of us. However, the pandemic has highlighted a more fundamental need to be closer. Steve Carter explains why leadership teams in large organisations need more engagement with their employees.read more
When Covid-19 hit in March, FirstCare faced a spike in demand that tested our systems, our technology and our people more than we could have imagined. In this article, Ed Lane and John Coyne explain how the we maintained critical services during the first wave pandemic... and how we prepared for the second.read more
As the new year begins, we all make resolutions to change. From exercising more to eating and drinking less, our goals are often wellbeing based.read more
Men’s Mental Health At Work - FirstCare Reveals 88% Rise in Young Men Reporting Mental Health Absence
Everybody’s talking about men’s mental health. Everywhere you look the message is clear: it’s good to talk, it’s ok not to be ok. But how many men believe this? And what can employers do to drive the message home?read more
“Please don’t confuse your Google search with my medical degree”. The dangers of Googling medical advice
In the digital age we all rely a little too much on Google. The search engine giant now processes over 40,000 queries per second - a staggering 3.5 billion searches every day worldwide.
When we reach for Google, we’re looking for the answer, and one of the biggest questions we often ask relates to our health.read more
Updated July 2019
Is absence a costly problem for your organisation? Confused about your obligations as an employer when it comes to sick pay? Want to know how much you need to pay and for how long?
Find everything you need to know, including the latest information about employer obligations and employee rights in our new 2019 SSP Guide. Whether you’re an employer in the public or private...read more