Date: Monday, April 19th, 2021
How employers can keep on top of Covid-19 vaccinations
The NHS is inviting over 45s to book their vaccines, with younger age groups expected to be invited in the coming weeks, because a...
Date: Thursday, April 8th, 2021
How to combat rising stress levels amongst remote workers
The nation’s mental health is now a major cause for concern for employers says Adrian Lewis, Director of Activ Absence. This Str...
Date: Friday, February 26th, 2021
Businesses should prepare for a surge in holiday bookings & ensure they have digital systems in place
Over the next few months employers can expect to be inundated with annual leave requests warns Adrian Lewis, Director, Activ Absen...
Date: Monday, February 8th, 2021
Absence management technology helps GPs & pharmacies manage sick leave as vaccine roll-out ramps up
With GP practices and pharmacies under increasing pressure from the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out and the pandemic, Adrian Lewis, Comm...
Date: Monday, January 25th, 2021
Leading Scottish pharmacy group embraces digital HR solution to improve staff management
Lindsay & Gilmour is an independent community pharmacy group operating across 32 locations in Scotland. The family business op...
Date: Monday, January 11th, 2021
How technology can help employers manage the mental health of their workforce in the UK’s third lockdown
As the UK goes into a third lockdown, Adrian Lewis from Activ Absence is urging employers to ensure they have strategies in place ...
Date: Friday, January 8th, 2021
Managing a fragmented and isolated workforce during this winter is a big concern
Wales was in a ‘firebreak’ lockdown, other areas of the UK are in different tiers of the new Covid tier system, with several n...
Date: Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
Managing the challenges of ‘hybrid-working’ post pandemic
COVID-19 has accelerated workplace trends of working from home as well as a ‘hybrid-working’ – a combination of home and off...
Date: Thursday, November 26th, 2020
How not to underestimate the cost of employee absence to your business
A new survey into sickness absence rates and costs highlights an upward trend in the number of sick days an employee typical takes...
Date: Monday, November 2nd, 2020
Why managing stress must be a priority for employers during COVID-19
In International Stress Awareness Week (2nd – 6th Nov 2020)[i] Adrian Lewis from Activ Absence is urging employers to ensure...
Date: Thursday, September 17th, 2020
How tracking absenteeism can help tackle mental health in the workplace post Covid-19
In the run up to World Mental Health Day on 10th October, Adrian Lewis, director at Active Absence is calling on employers to offe...
Date: Monday, September 14th, 2020
Why employers should be embracing flexible working for new Dads post Covid-19
One in five (19%) new dads have faked illness at work to take care of the children and 20% of dads have changed jobs to better rec...
Date: Friday, August 28th, 2020
Top tips for Managing Absence in Sports Season
Along with Summer comes an increase is sports – which if left unchecked can lead to an increase in sporting sickies. We know thr...
Date: Thursday, August 27th, 2020
How to use Bradford Factor information – Flexibly!
The Bradford Factor scoring mechanism is built into Activ Absence. While most HR Managers understand the scale, many employees don...
Date: Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
Top Tips for Managing Remote Workers
Activ Absence is often used to increase visibility for home workers, so everyone knows who is working, where and when. Adrian expl...
Date: Friday, August 14th, 2020
Why employers should be encouraging workers to take annual leave to support mental wellbeing
With the August Bank holiday coming up, as well as many people having had to delay holidays due to the pandemic, Adrian Lewis, dir...
Date: Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
A Strategy to tackle Presenteeism and Absenteeism
White paper in response to the Aviva Working Lives Report The 2017 edition of the Aviva Working Lives Report worryingly shows that...
Date: Saturday, July 11th, 2020
How do you manage a workforce with staff going into quarantine or self isolation?
The news this week that holidaymakers will need to quarantine for two weeks after returning from Spain[i] highlights one of the ma...
Date: Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
Employers urged to monitor absence closely to stay on top of rising mental health issues post Covid-19
The British Medical Association (BMA) has warned this week that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic could lead to a mental health ...
Date: Monday, June 1st, 2020
How absence management software can give schools one less admin issue to deal with as they return post Covid-19
As schools across England and Wales welcome more children back into the classroom this month and those in Scotland and Northern Ir...
Date: Monday, June 1st, 2020
How can HR teams manage holiday leave challenges post Covid-19?
As Government plans[i] are set to be unveiled regarding so called ‘air bridges’ which will allow holidaymakers to travel to ...
Date: Sunday, May 3rd, 2020
How can companies can manage post-Covid 19 work challenges?
Employers are facing major long-lasting work challenges following Coronavirus and may need to adopt new ways of managing employees...
Date: Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
How businesses can address rising absenteeism resulting from the mental health impact of lockdown
New research[i] highlights concerns that home working is causing a rise in employee burnout and ‘e-presenteeism’, with almost ...
Date: Friday, May 1st, 2020
How absence software can support businesses return to ‘normal’ when the lockdown eases
The Government is due to announce how businesses could come out of lockdown which will have implications for how staff can return ...
Date: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
How technology can help ease the pressure on HR professionals during the Coronavirus pandemic
A recent survey from XpertHR found a fifth of HR professionals’ time is spent on administrative tasks[i]. This is likely to have...
Date: Sunday, March 1st, 2020
How businesses can manage flexible working at scale
As the Covid-19 situation continues to escalate many UK companies are having to quickly implement flexible and work from home poli...
Date: Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Poor mental health, hangovers and laziness – the top ‘sickie’ excuses costing businesses money
On National Sickie Day, the first Monday of February which according to statistics is the day when most ‘sickies’ are pulled, ...
Date: Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
Is ‘Blue Monday’ the prompt employers need to tackle mental health issues at work?
Monday 20th January 2020 or ‘Blue Monday is being billed as the most depressing day of the year – with the miserable weather, ...
Date: Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
How HR technology can help businesses attract and retain top talent in 2020
The UK is nowhere near where it should be in terms of using workplace technology and 2020 will see more British businesses move to...
Date: Monday, December 2nd, 2019
Employers looking to nurture talent in 2020 should overhaul their appraisal process, says Activ People HR
Performance appraisals may be losing favour in some organisations over different approaches to performance management, but Adrian ...
Date: Sunday, December 1st, 2019
Help ensure staff don’t miss out on holiday leave
With Christmas just around the corner it can be the last chance for employees who haven’t taken their full holiday entitlement t...