Month: February 2016

Flexible Working: The Key to a Good Work/Life Balance?

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Flexible Working: The Key to a Good Work/Life Balance? Flexible working is a relatively new approach to corporate life, which is currently being embraced by more and more employers. Millennials pretty much expect the option as a perk of any job, and working parents are also requesting flexible working so they don’t miss out on… Read more »

Public Sector VS Private Sector on Sick Leave

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Public Sector VS Private Sector on Sick Leave New figures have revealed that workers in the public sector take more sick leave than private sector workers. There is a difference in the number of average sick days taken per year – 7.9 days in the public sector compared to 5.5 days in the private sector…. Read more »

Top 5 Most Dangerous Lone Worker Jobs

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Top 5 Most Dangerous Lone Worker Jobs Anyone working alone is at more risk of harm than employees who don’t work alone. However, in some careers it is unavoidable and being a lone worker can become a part of everyday life. Lone working always carries potential danger, but depending on the actual work which is… Read more »

Do I Need to Think About Driver Safety for my Staff?

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Do I Need to Think About Driver Safety for my Staff? You may think that if you don’t run a delivery company and your employees aren’t lorry drivers, that as an employer you have no duty to check up on the driving of your staff. Unless they spend long hours driving, then is it really… Read more »

Recording and Managing Employee Absence and Sickness

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Recording and Managing Employee Absence and Sickness Employee absence can be a costly problem for many businesses, as well as affecting workflow and putting pressure on the rest of the workforce. A 2011 report found that a public services organisation employing 1000 people will have an absenteeism cost of around £889,000. How can employee sickness… Read more »

Prevent Timesheet Fraud with IQ:timecard Time Tracking Software

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Prevent Timesheet Fraud with IQ:timecard Time Tracking Software Business owners are being urged by experts to take measures to detect and prevent payroll fraud. Although managers would like to trust employees, timesheet fraud is relatively easy for staff to commit and figures suggest fraud cases are on the rise – especially in the public sector…. Read more »

How to set up a Domestic Cleaning Business

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How to set up a Domestic Cleaning Business The cleaning services and support industry is worth around £10bn in the UK, and made up largely of small companies. Lots of cleaning companies have a small workforce of nine people or less, so it is easily manageable if you’re new at running a business. However, there… Read more »

IQ:timecard Warns of Further Strikes in the Health Industry

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IQ:timecard Warns of Further Strikes in the Health Industry Last month thousands of junior doctors held strikes across England, in the first walkout for 40 years. The BMA says new proposed contracts will mean doctors will be working longer hours for less pay, and more strikes are set to go ahead if government negotiations aren’t… Read more »