Managing Bereavement in the Workplace

While the law states that all employees are entitled to reasonable time off work to deal with bereavement, it’s not always clear to everyone what this means.

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CIPD Absence Management Report 2014 Published

CIPD and Simplyhealth have published their annual Absence Management report (2014) and once again the findings are encouraging but also show room for improvement.

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Top 5 HR thinkers 2014

HR Magazine’s annual list of “Most Influential” individuals has been released. Here is our summary of the top 5 HR thinkers of this year:

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Time off for expectant fathers

Did you know that from 1 October 2014, an expectant father will be entitled to unpaid time off for ante-natal appointments. 30% of fathers don’t take any time off before the birth of their child and the new legislation is aimed at encouraging fathers’ involvement with their children.

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How to avoid getting ‘blue’ this winter?

Besides from the fun and festivities, many of us associate winter with the blues and bad moods. A lack of sunlight, cold weather, slush and widespread winter related diseases all contribute to this idea. Nonetheless, just because it is winter it doesn’t have to be the case that we are all as sad as the weather.

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How to avoid getting ill this winter?

Winter is just around the corner and with it, naturally, comes widespread contamination of the common cold and flu. Everyone’s had the groggy feeling of a cold on a windy and chilly day or even the feeling of waking up with a blocked nose after a seemingly fine sleep. Usually these aren’t enough to restrain us from going into work so how can we avoid getting such illness and their disrupting symptoms altogether?

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The Future of Social Media & HR

Social media sites are set to be one of the biggest influences on the future of HR and it would be wise to embrace their influence rather than avoid it.

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Sleep and Productivity: A Commonly Neglected Relationship

Adults in the 21st century are often sacrificing the time they spend sleeping in order to fit in extra works hours or important tasks that would otherwise be left undone. In reality, if more people slept longer and to a schedule they would find they could get more done in less time.

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Why should employers keep in touch with long-term absentees?

For employers, staff members who are absent from work for an extended period due to illness or injury can incur hefty financial costs to the business.

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Apple’s Healthkit: The Future of Mobile Healthcare?

Apple is set to release IOS 8 this September and with it comes their latest push into mobile healthcare ahead of their rivals Google and Samsung.

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