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With the World Cup taking place this summer, we can expect football fever to grip the nation once again but how can you ensure your business runs smoothly throughout the tournament?

Mental health is a subject which many employees still struggle to talk about in the workplace. But it’s not an issue that can be swept aside and ignored. In this blog we look at how companies are leading the way in the fight for better mental health and wellbeing.

How much time and resource do you invest in recruiting staff for your business? And how many of those new recruits stay with your company for longer than a year? We recently carried out an employment survey of 2,000 full-time employees who had changed jobs in the past three years. Nearly 70% of these employees came to the conclusion that their previous job wasn’t right for them within the first year of being in role.

Workforce ManagementTransform your business with HR analytics

By

Jon Gilbert

September 26, 2017

December 4, 2017

No business function has been immune to the sweeping impact of digital transformation in recent years. New technology has been helping to improve productivity across all areas of business, while also providing streams of data, which enable us all to work smarter.

Workforce ManagementWhy it pays to closely monitor employee absence

By

Jon Gilbert

September 26, 2017

November 20, 2017

Whether it’s a common cold or a family issue, there are a multitude of reasons why employees may need time off work. Recurrent absences or lateness can, however, point towards bigger problems that companies must address. According to the CIPD, one third of organisations have recorded an increase in stress-related absence in the last year. There is also a growing awareness of mental health related problems in the workplace, in fact, the NHS reports that one in every three sick notes handed out to patients in the last year were for mental health problems.

In the same way that organisations have shifted their focus to the overall customer experience, HR teams must devote greater attention to the overall employee experience. Companies that are competing to attract and retain the best talent available are adapting to societal changes, brought about by advances in consumer technology.

According to a study from the World Economic Forum, millennials are seeking ‘a sense of purpose’ in the job they choose. This requirement ranks second only to salary. Millennials want to work environment that inspires and motivates them, and being a digital savvy generation, they can balk at the mundane realities of paperwork when what they really want to do is make a difference in the world.

Many organisations look to improve employee wellbeing by creating relaxed office spaces or by offering free food. Some of these workspace enhancements have proved popular, yet others have led to criticism – labelled as nothing more than superficial gestures.

Time and attendance tools are becoming vital to help organisations improve employee wellbeing, reduce costs and improve profitability.

Flexible working is fast becoming an expected benefit for many employees, rather than the ‘nice to have’ it once was.

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