The most popular sick day: revealed


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.

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A FirstCare Premiere at the 17th User Group!

October 18th saw the second of 2018’s FirstCare User Group events, where we invite clients to a notable venue to share service updates, industry insights and networking opportunities.

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FirstCare vs Self Service Absence Management

Our infographic reveals how self-service absence management systems measure up against FirstCare.

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How to ensure your employees have a smooth transition back to work

President Obama has pledged to work with Donald Trump’s team to help them adapt to life in the White House, fast. And when your employees return to work after a period of short or long term absence, you have a responsibility to make the path as smooth as possible for them.

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Why you need to find the budget for absence management

  • Improving patient care
  • Exceeding targets to bolster your profit margins
  • Optimising services provided to residents or members of the public
  • Securing your reputation as the leading expert in your field
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Why you need more than a call-in Automated Voice Response (AVR)

While Automated Voice Response (AVR) systems may be a tried and trusted tool, commonplace in many organisations, there’s no denying the fact that they have significant limitations.

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How to ensure your trust is compliant with NHS sickness absence guidelines

Are you focused on delivering high quality care for your patients? Then you need to take steps to ensure that your employees are well and at work by upholding best practice when it comes to NHS absence guidelines.

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Is late intervention costing you money?

Long-term sickness absence is a growing problem in the UK. It cost UK businesses £3.13 billion in 2012 and, as the make-up of the workforce changes and the number of older workers increases, is set to reach £4.81 billion by 2030 – a 15% increase.

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Flawed But Full Of Potential – The FirstCare Analysis Of The Fit Note Process

 Fit notes are supposed to help employees return to work faster. But the current system means employers and GPs are struggling to use them effectively. Read our guide on the FirstCare analysis of the fit note process.

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Allergy Awareness Week: Ways to reduce allergy-related absence

25th April to 1st May is Allergy Awareness Week, which is an excellent time to look at the effects of allergy-related absence in the workplace.

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