Check in with employees as cost of living crisis starts to bite

Check in with employees as cost of living crisis starts to bite

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  • Date: Monday, May 16th, 2022

    Check in with employees as cost of living crisis starts to bite

    New research from MetLife UK that reveals employees are too worried to take a sick day in case their finances suffer, shows it is ...

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  • Date: Monday, May 9th, 2022

    Why spotting loneliness is key to supporting mental wellbeing

    Loneliness is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 May)[i] and Adrian Lewis, Commercial Director at Activ...

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  • Date: Thursday, April 21st, 2022

    Five workplace challenges for pressured HR teams to handle

    As we get into the next financial year, HR is bracing itself to manage fresh challenges in the wake of the pandemic.  The pandemi...

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  • Date: Monday, April 4th, 2022

    Why every business needs a community to support employee mental health

    This year, Stress Awareness Month[i] (April) is focused on the theme of community which Adrian Lewis, Commercial Director at Activ...

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  • Date: Tuesday, March 15th, 2022

    How HR tech can help firms support women’s health in the workplace

    During Endometriosis Month[i], a global awareness month to raise awareness of a disease which affects an estimated 200 million wor...

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  • Date: Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

    Activ People HR marks St David’s Day launching new Welsh language HR software

    Bridgend based Activ People HR is marking St David’s Day with the launch of a Welsh version of its Activ People HR Software. Thi...

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  • Date: Monday, February 7th, 2022

    Why National Sickie Day is an opportunity for businesses to step up mental health support

    Research tells us that more ‘sickies’ are likely to be pulled on Monday 7th February, commonly known as ‘National Sickie Day...

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  • Date: Thursday, January 13th, 2022

    Tips for helping workers combat the January blues

    Blue Monday’, 17 January – billed as the most depressing day of the year – Adrian Lewis, Commercial Director at Acti...

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  • Date: Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

    Looking after employee’s mental health is vital in 2022 says Activ People HR

    A new report by GoodShape[i] has revealed that mental health issues were the main reason for people taking time off work this year...

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  • Date: Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

    Why rewarding staff is more important than ever this year

    With more than three quarters (76.4%) of UK professionals intending to look for a new job in 2022 according to a new survey by CV-...

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  • Date: Wednesday, November 24th, 2021

    Why employee appraisals should go digital

    Only 41% of organisations are using HR software to conduct appraisals – instead relying on manual or paper-based systems, de...

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  • Date: Wednesday, November 24th, 2021

    Hybrid working is here to stay, but how do businesses manage that effectively?

    After the lifting of COVID-19 there is still reluctance by some workers to return to the office and a growing need for firms to of...

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  • Date: Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

    Employees at risk of ‘burnout’ unless organisations adapt to the changing workplace

    A new survey[i] with hybrid workers across the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Poland and the United Arab Emirates shows that ...

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  • Date: Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

    Can technology help swamped HR professionals manage a surge in holiday requests?

    After the relaxation of the rules for travel abroad last month, Thomas Cook[i] reported that half-term bookings were up by 200% an...

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  • Date: Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

    Employers must be mindful of ‘Returnism’ and support employee mental health

    With World Mental Health Day[i] on 10th October, Adrian Lewis Commercial Director at Activ People HR is urging businesses to b...

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  • Date: Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

    Overcoming the return to the office challenges

    This September saw large numbers of employees finally heading head back to the office, and now employers face the challenge of dec...

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  • Date: Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

    HR increasingly turning to cloud-based tech

    The increase in companies offering remote and hybrid working is leading to rising demand for HR cloud-based technology to ease the...

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  • Date: Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

    Count down to “Freedom Day”, are you ready?

    As the UK counts down to the delayed ‘Freedom Day’ on 19th July 2021 many employers are concerned about what the workplace wi...

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  • Date: Monday, June 28th, 2021

    Corporate social responsibility: Your company’s philanthropy can make a big impact

    Building A Better Future The charity sector was hit hard last year. As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) we at Cod...

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  • Date: Friday, June 4th, 2021

    Codel Software celebrates 15 years in business

    Codel Software, a highly respected UK software developer and leading provider of cloud-based HR solutions based in Bridgend, South...

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  • Date: Thursday, May 27th, 2021

    How companies can successfully manage the four-day working week

    Growing employee interest in working a four-day working week, as well as hybrid and flexible working could present challenges for ...

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  • Date: Thursday, May 13th, 2021

    Monitor mental health and presenteeism more closely says Activ Absence

    Worsening mental health in the workplace is a growing issue, which employers need to get on top of urgently, says Adrian Lewis, co...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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, ...

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  • 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, ...

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  • 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...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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...

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