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Healthy employees are vital to business success and we're here to help you create a workplace that promotes health and wellbeing, focusing on prevention rather than cure.

The healthy workplace blog offers hints and tips, articles and insightful reports to enable you to support the everyday health of your business.

CIPD: Managing absence effectively

Posted on November 10, 2016 by guest blogger Jill Miller - Research Adviser at CIPD
We know line managers are the critical nodes in organisations, translating the organisation strategy into business operations and implementing the people management policies in practice. But how much are we investing in their development and ongoing support to do this most effectively? This question is especially pertinent when it comes to managing absence. Continue Reading

2016 CIPD Absence Management Survey: Absence statistics and insights

Posted on November 9, 2016 by Katie Droogan
Do you know your employee absence rate? Do you know the reasons for absence? And do you have a strategy to tackle absence? The 2016 CIPD Absence Management Survey in partnership with Simplyhealth reveals important trends on absence levels that UK employers should pay attention to. Continue Reading

Stress related absence

Posted on November 8, 2016 by Richard Ellor
Nearly a third of organisations have reported an increase in stress related absence in the past 12 months according to research carried out by the CIPD and in partnership with Simplyhealth. The report highlights that stress is now the most common cause of long term absence and the second biggest cause of short term absence behind only minor illnesses such as coughs and colds. Continue Reading

The importance of measuring return on investment (ROI)

Posted on September 14, 2016 by Richard Ellor
The preoccupation with raising the profile of the HR and reward function amongst senior management teams and publicising its value across organisations has been around for a long time. Read more about how this affects your ROI. Continue Reading

Reassuring employees in times of economic uncertainty

Posted on August 26, 2016 by Richard Ellor
It's a testing time for employers. But it's also a testing time for employees. In a survey of over 10,000 UK employees by the fintech start-up Neyber, a massive 7 in 10 say they are worried about money. Read more about how you coould help to reassure your employees. Continue Reading