How much is staff absence costing the NHS? And what’s the cure?

13 August 2018

Sickness absence within NHS England has been rising. But what’s the cost to the average NHS trust – and what can HR leaders do to bring their costs down? NHS Digital recently reported an increase in s...
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3 great ways to improve performance management

08 August 2018

You can’t eliminate staff underperformance. But you can change how you manage it – and in doing so improve morale, retention and your bottom line. Every organisation has underperforming employees. And...
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Could a skills gap hold back HR’s digital revolution?

26 July 2018

An overwhelming number of HR professionals fear that there is a shortage of digital talent in the industry. AdviserPlus conducted an exclusive survey of people in HR to gauge the current state of digi...
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3 thought experiments for retail HRDs

19 July 2018

Who will weather the storm on the UK high street? Retailers with imaginative, proactive HRDs… In recent months we’ve seen long-established retailers from Toys R Us to House of Fraser announce either a...
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Employment tribunals: How can your business avoid a red card?

11 July 2018

With the World Cup and Wimbledon in full swing, businesses might be worried about the impact these major sporting events will have on workplace absences. While throwing a sickie might be a one off, in...
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Bipolar disorder in the workplace: what do businesses need to be doing?

09 July 2018

Approximately 2 in every 100 people in the UK have bipolar disorder, but bipolar is still considered to be a taboo subject. Even superstar Mariah Carey, who recently decided to speak out about her exp...
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Beyond capability: Why line manager confidence is key to HR transformation

09 July 2018

Successful HR transformation isn’t just about giving your line managers more power. It’s about helping them use it more confidently and consistently. Almost every business is somewhere on a journey to...
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Are store closures paving the way to a high street transformation?

21 June 2018

It seems like every week another major retailer announces a flurry of impending store closures, with thousands of jobs affected. With high rental fees, decreasing footfall, and the rise of online shop...
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How to avoid a World Cup own goal this summer

19 June 2018

While we won’t often admit it, many of us have thrown a sickie at some point in our working life.  Claiming to be unwell, faking a doctor’s appointment or inventing a family emergency to blag a day of...
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How much staff absence is costing you (and what to do about it)

19 June 2018

You know that staff absence is costly. But how costly? And what can you do to drive those costs down? Every HR leader understands the impact of absenteeism only too well:  on productivity, on operatio...
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