The government's work and wellbeing agenda is ‘under major threat' as the ‘Fit Note' is failing to deliver on getting people back to work while long-term absence rates have increased; a study has warned.
Employees who have died with outstanding holiday allowance should be paid this after their death, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules.
Six out of ten women return to work early from sickness or injury because they are worried it might impact on their job prospects research finds.
Employee assistance programmes (EAPs) can play a powerful role in helping employees cope with stress, improving the ability to work and supporting relationships with management, according to Capita Health and Wellbeing.
AXA PPP has released tips to reduce absenteeism during the World Cup alongside research highlighting effects on productivity due to late nights.
Here they are… The five flexible benefits with the best staff engagement rates, according to a whitepaper published by Benefex.
There are clear business benefits to supporting employee health and wellbeing, says a Confederation of British Industry (CBI)report has concluded.
Despite being the most common working environment, open plan offices may actually be detrimental to employee health, wellbeing and productivity, according to recent Canada Life Group Insurance research.
Businesses should, as far as is reasonable, make adjustments to support employees who are caring for disabled family members, the Equality and Humans Rights Commission (EHRC) will tell the Court of Appeal today.
Almost three-quarters of employees would remain at their current employer if they were offered a good benefits package, research reveals.
Nearly half of 700 disabled respondents to a Scope survey said flexible working time and practices could have helped them stay in work
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has cut the number of employees its new Health and Work Service (HWS) will be able to support back to work by more than a third.
An upcoming change in business law may result in UK firms struggling to contain sickness costs, Canada Life Group Insurance has said.
Atos Healthcare has announced that it has reached an agreement with the Department for Work and Pensions to allow it to exit from the Work Capability Assessment contract early.
A new occupational healthcare company, Work Doctors, aims to make it easier to access occupational healthcare and traditional family medicine for major UK businesses.
More than a third (34%) of firms have seen absence rates improve over the last 12 months, echoing recent ONS Labour Market statistics showing sick days down by 47 million since 1993.
American firm VSP Global has announced an expansion into the UK employee benefits market through its VSP Vision Care brand.
Most workers in the UK believe staff health and wellbeing should be shared between both employer and employee, according to new research.
Providers running the national Health and Work Service (HWS) will not be incentivised to return people to work.
The vast majority of employers are intending to embrace two key Government initiatives in the battle to combat sickness absence, Jelf Employee Benefits has said.
The only way the government's new Health and Work Service (HWS) can work effectively is if "people are forced" to take part, says Jelf Employee Benefits head of benefits strategy Steve Herbert.
MPs are expected to take part debate on a motion relating to the effects of welfare reform on sick and disabled people.
In order to fund the new Health and Work Service, the government will no longer offer compensation to employers that experience high levels of sickness absence.
Nearly one in five (17%) small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) suffered significant disruption from staff illness and absence in the past year, according to findings from Metlife.