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In our first article ‘Presenteeism costs British business more than absenteeism’ we explained what presenteeism is and showed that it costs British businesses more than absenteeism. ‘Presenteeism’ or ‘sickness presence’, is typically caused by chronic or repeated illnesses or by the challenges that life can throw at you. So, how do you reduce presenteeism? How...
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Presenteeism Costs British Businesses More Than Absenteeism
“80 percent of success is showing up”, said Woody Allen. Not true! Research shows that just being present at work does not ensure success. The problem of workers being at work but not functioning properly because of illness or life’s challenges, can reduce their productivity by a third or more. What is ‘presenteeism’? Known as...
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Killer Flu is Hiding in Your Dirty Desks
It’s flu season and flu can be a killer. Unbelievably, the 1918 flu pandemic killed 50 million people worldwide, and flu still contributes to tens of thousands of deaths each year. Colds, flu and other illnesses also result in many lost working days each year in the UK; in fact, up to 131 million lost...
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Near Misses Are Accidents Waiting to Happen
I often hear that “No-one gets hurt in a ‘near miss’” but it can be an accident waiting to happen. You have a robust health and safety policy. Great! But occasionally accidents still happen. A good way to make further improvements to your health and safety record is to focus on eliminating ‘near misses’ as...
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An ex-Premier League Manager once struggled to emotionally connect with his football team. They were under-performing, and their results were suffering. There was no loyalty, and no ‘need to achieve’ among the team. He was quoted as saying “How do I motivate 11 millionaires?” And it’s a fair point. Equally, with low paid workers, a...
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TUPE or not TUPE? While many view TUPE regulations as an adminstrative headache, Spotless CEO Niall Moffat believes they could be missing the point as it can offer an opportunity to build on a great working culture. When Spotless is taken on board by a new client there is often a legal requirement to also...
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The Moan or Praise (MOP) sessions are fast becoming an integral part of engaging with colleagues. On the 12th of August 2015, we had a great MOP session with some of our London colleagues with all participants encouraged to bring food from their home country. The Moan or Praise (MOP) sessions are fast becoming an...
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