It was another great month of news coverage for the Activ Absence team, check it out:
Firstly, we were invited to write a piece for The HR Director on how to protect your business when changing your IT system, entitled “How HR can avoid being the weakest link!”
We also featured in Santander Corporate and Commercial, commenting on how staff management is effectively handled with the new generation of cloud-based software.
Fresh Business Thinking asked us to comment on why flexible working approaches must be underpinned by technology.
We were asked to comment by HR News on a new Kronos Study which found that UK Businesses waste £60 million a year on unneccessary admin.
We are often asked to give our comments on tackling stress in the workplace, and this month is no different, with Bdaily and HRZone featuring our tips for reducing stress in the workplace, and Tech Dragons asking us to examine the impact of workplace stress in tech businesses. HR News asked us to comment on stress specifically in the transport industry, which is far higher than the national average, and on an article by Jelf Employee Benefits which examined the reasons why stress in the workplace is harder to tackle.
Again, on the mental health theme, we were asked to comment on how employers can overcome the fact that most employees will not discuss a mental health issue with their employer.
Employee Benefits Magazine featured Activ Absence in their ‘Top five benefits to combat employee absence’ feature, both online and in their magazine
We gave expert advice ahead of World Day for Safety and Health at work, and were also asked for comment on a report about sickness absence costing Lanarkshire Council £2.8 million in just 3 months.
Adrian’s guest blog, ‘10 Years of being a people person‘ also got lots of reads and was one of our most popular posts ever, as did Lisa’s blogs on flexible working, ‘A little flexibility is good for business’ and ‘We’re flexible, transport isn’t‘ were also popular reads.
Adrian was interviewed by Swansea Bay Business Life for their latest edition and Lisa contributed a guest column on the potential impact of Brexit on employment in the South Wales Economy. Readers can read the digital version of the magazine here.