Month: June 2015

50% of HR Professionals Say Absence Management Is Key Concern – IQ:timecard Helps Monitor Workers More Effectively

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50% of HR Professionals Say Absence Management Is Key Concern – IQ:timecard Helps Monitor Workers More Effectively IQ:timecard is helping businesses to monitor workers more effectively, after a recent survey found that around half of HR professionals believe absence management is a ‘key concern’. The survey, which asked professionals in the HR sector what criteria… Read more »

Protecting Lone Workers Part 3: Supervisors

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Protecting Lone Workers Part 3: Supervisors Did you know that in the UK approximately six million people work solo or without direct supervision? These lone workers carry out tasks across a range of different sectors, from cleaning and security to health and homecare. Whether you manage a single lone worker or a team of 1000… Read more »

Why Aren’t We All Remote Workers?

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Why Aren’t We All Remote Workers? The Office for National Statistics has found that around 87% of the UK’s workforce still operates primarily from a central office-type location – despite advances in technology making remote working and telecommutes much more feasible. According to research conducted by Stanford University, those who work from home are 13%… Read more »

Protecting Lone Workers Part 2: Employees

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Protecting Lone Workers Part 2: Employees From delivery and construction to healthcare and security, a large portion of today’s contemporary workforce is often required to carry out tasks unaccompanied. In the UK alone, an estimated six million people work alone or without direct supervision. While employers are largely responsible for the safety of lone workers,… Read more »

The Key Strengths of a Lone Worker

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The Key Strengths of a Lone Worker Across the UK an estimated six million people work alone or without direct supervision. While autonomous employees do require the same skills as their team based counterparts, they should also be armed with several other key strengths. To help establish safe working environments for your lone workers we’ve put… Read more »

IQ:timecard Can Offer Savings for Home Care Providers as Norfolk Council Express Budget Fears

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IQ:timecard Can Offer Savings for Home Care Providers as Norfolk Council Express Budget Fears Norfolk County Council is calling on volunteers to help put its transformative social care plans into action, after budget cuts decimated health and social care services in the region. Now, workforce monitoring experts Unique IQ, are offering councils and care providers… Read more »

Celebrating Carers Week with IQ:timecard

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Celebrating Carers Week with IQ:timecard Across the UK, an estimated 6.5 million people take the time out of their lives to care for ill, frail, sick or disabled family members and friends. While the majority of these people would simply maintain that they’re being a good husband, wife, father, mother, daughter, son, friend, neighbour or… Read more »

Protecting Lone Workers Part 1: Employers

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Protecting Lone Workers Part 1: Employers A new study by the Daisy Group has discovered that a third of public sector businesses are failing to protect their lone workers properly – and as one in seven lone workers expect it to take up to seven hours for an alarm to be raised in the event… Read more »

Is The Home Care Industry In Crisis?

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Is The Home Care Industry In Crisis? This week at IQ:timecard, we’re looking at whether the home care industry is reaching crisis point. Unfortunately, the answer seems to be a resounding ‘yes’ – the industry is heading towards catastrophe. The recent report, Key to Care: Report of the Burstow Commission on the Future of the… Read more »