Month: December 2015

Businesses Report a Rise in Mental Health Issues

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Businesses Report a Rise in Mental Health Issues Across the UK, mental health is a workplace issue that should be acknowledged with ample respect. According to a recent survey from Canada Life Group Insurance, (CLGI) depression, stress and anxiety are all on the rise. This means that businesses should be even more vigilant when it… Read more »

The Care Sector in Urgent Need of Migrant Workers

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The Care Sector in Urgent Need of Migrant Workers The UK care sector is facing a crisis as it struggles to attract and retain UK workers. A recent report from Independent Age and the International Longevity Centre-UK revealed the extent of the crunch, predicting that there could be a shortfall of 200,000 staff by 2020… Read more »

A Third of Brits Faking Sickies

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A Third of Brits Faking Sickies This is largely true for the majority of workforces, there is the occasional exception. According to the latest statistics from Actimel, nearly a third of Brits have taken a fake sick day. Women are most likely to do so as they feel pressure with their workload, while men often… Read more »

How to Avoid a Major Staffing Emergency

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How to Avoid a Major Staffing Emergency At this busy time of year, many organisations across different sectors experience an increase in demand and require extra staff. The increased workload during the holiday season needs to be addressed early, or businesses could find themselves with a seasonal staffing emergency. Even if, as a business, your… Read more »

How to Juggle Overtime, Paid Leave, and Sick Days During Winter

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How to Juggle Overtime, Paid Leave, and Sick Days During Winter Small businesses can struggle during the winter with fewer employees turning up for work due to winter illness. Managing sick leave and overtime over the busy Christmas period can be daunting for companies across all sectors, but management software from IQ:timecard makes it a… Read more »

Identifying and Helping Staff with SAD

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Identifying and Helping Staff with SAD It’s not just physical health than can deteriorate in winter – mental health can be affected too. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is similar to depression, but occurs at certain times of the year. For many sufferers it takes hold in autumn or early winter and improves in spring. SAD… Read more »

Prepare for Christmas Period with IQ:timecard Time Management Software

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Prepare for Christmas Period with IQ:timecard Time Management Software The holiday period can cause huge problems for sectors such as home care and nursing which operate 365 days a year. IQ:timecard, a remote workforce management tool, is lending managers a lifeline by streamlining admin processes over Christmas and New Year. The time management software offers… Read more »

IQ:timecard Helps Automate Payroll as UK Wages Rise Almost 2%

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IQ:timecard Helps Automate Payroll as UK Wages Rise Almost 2% The ONS has confirmed an end to the UK’s longest pay squeeze, as Brits have enjoyed a pay increase of 1.8% on average in the year to April. With average annual earnings up almost 2%, HR software solution IQ:timecard is helping businesses through any salary… Read more »

Beating Bugs in the Office this Winter: A Healthier Workplace

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Beating Bugs in the Office this Winter: A Healthier Workplace It is common knowledge that people get sick more often during winter – which can place a huge burden on businesses. Seasonal illness can have a huge effect on businesses of all sizes in all sectors, but especially SMEs with few team members. Just having… Read more »