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Jab Seeker's Allowance | Should employers relax the rules for vaccinations?

FirstCare data shows that Covid-related absences now last under 3 days on average - a dramatic reduction from 29 days in Q1 2020 - with most instances now owing to vaccination and recovery. But should employers be expected to shoulder that loss in productivity, or do employees have a responsibility to plan around the jab?

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Is it Long Covid? | A Case Study for Employers

Why is Long Covid so hard to diagnose? And what can employers do to support workers who are suffering? Our Clinical Governance Officer, Suzanne Marshall RN OHND shares her learnings from a real-life case study.

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Working from home with Covid: Advice for line managers

In the ‘old normal’, there was a clear line between working and being off sick. Things have changed. Zoe Machin explains how FirstCare have responded to a new grey area.

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5 reasons employers need to get closer to their staff

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.

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Reporting an Absence - The negative impact of a good, and bad, employee/manager relationship

Relationships play a huge part in our working lives. In terms of absence, both the good and the bad can create ugly situations that can have a lasting impact.

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Practical tips on how to resolve the analysis black hole

If managing absence is part of your role, you’ll be all too familiar with the top three reasons for its occurrence:

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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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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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Fit for Work: The implications for employers and employees

The Government’s national Fit for Work scheme was unveiled earlier this year in a bid to tackle long-term sickness absence in the workplace across England, Scotland and Wales.

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Fit for Work: key considerations for employers

Fit for Work is a new Government-funded scheme aimed at enabling employees to return to work sooner, improve workplace absence management and cut the overall cost of sickness absence.

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