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The Impact of the Football World Cup on Employee Absence

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.

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Absence Analysis: Heart and Circulatory Disorders

In honour of Heart Rhythm Week (June 2nd to June 8th) FirstCare have taken the opportunity to analyse absence trends due to heart and circulatory disorders to help highlight some of the key sectors, job roles and demographics where this type of medical condition most often occurs. Since the launch of our absence management service in 2005 we have recorded 11,313 absences due to Heart and...

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FirstCare International Nurses Day Celebrations

At FirstCare we have a large team of Nurses who provide a telephone triage service, medical advice and set interventions for a safe and timely return to health & work. They are experienced and highly skilled and are a valuable part of team FirstCare. As such on International Nurses Day we choose to celebrate and thank them for their hard work. Due to the Call Centre being busiest on a Monday...

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Absence Management is Trending…

 

In 2013 Absence Management is a more popular topic than ever before. From the growth in outsourced absence management services to the nationwide proposals of Dame Carol Black and Sir David Frost’s Sickness Absence Review, a consistent, urgent consensus exists; that absence rates are too high; that the associated costs are cutting too deep and that swift action needs to be taken.

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