Popularity of the Activ People HR suite in the HR Press just seems to keep growing and growing, with 21 pieces of national coverage in March, one of our strongest months yet.

The HR Director covered our commentary on the new ONS figures on sickness absence.  HRizon covered our piece on the importance of looking after mental health in the workplace, a topic close to our hearts here in the Activ Absence office.

HR News covered how employers should adopt a different approach to absence management after an employee has a cancer diagnosis, and offer support during the illness.  Adrian shared comment along with other HR experts.

Again on the theme of mental health in the workplace, Personnel Today shared our comments on reports that a third of UK employees keep mental illness a secret at work.  This story was also covered by Business Matters, HR NewsSmall Business MagazineThe HR Director, the Public Service People Manager’s Association, Recruiting Times and Scotland B2B.

A new report appeared to show that absence was actually decreasing, but Adrian expressed concerns that in many cases, absence wasn’t being effectively improved, instead many larger employers were simply scaring sick people back to work with threats of sanctions for sick days.  This was picked up by HR News,  The C-Suite, the Chartered Management Institute Professional Managers MagazineHR Grapevine and Personnel Today.

HR News sought comment from Adrian after a Court of Appeal decision offered new employer guidance on dismissing staff for long term sickness absence

Recruiting Times reported our input on a debate story about whether ‘National Sickie Day’ really exists.

High Performance Consultancy published comments from Adrian Lewis on the issue of people not taking all of their annual leave entitlement.

Essential recruitment included coverage from Adrian on how unaware many businesses are about absenteeism at work.

HR News reported comments from Adrian as research showed a sharp increase in sickness absence coincided with warm weather last week.