How to: Prevent & ease musculoskeletal disorders in the work place

Focusing on getting the ergonomics right in the office, this simple 3 step plan will help you understand and prevent the causes of Musculoskeletal Disorders. What causes Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)? Musculoskeletal disorders are caused by the effects of stress placed on your joints, muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and spinal disks.

Using absence management software is becoming the norm

According to a recent study by the Brandon Hall Group regarding Human Capital Management (HCM) technology trends, 36% of companies are currently using bespoke absence management software. The rest of the respondents to the study either had a system automated as part of a suite or ERP solution, outsourced the work or did it manually (only […]

Shared parental leave is a win-win

In the UK, new rules about shared parental leave were introduced in April 2015 to encourage – or allow – dads to spend more time with their children. The Economist wrote last week that “giving new mothers a reasonable amount of time off work—the ILO recommends at least 14 weeks—increases women’s participation in the labour […]

Are your employees playing policies too well?

Whilst absence triggers can be highly effective in cutting your absence levels, the way you set them is critical to their success. Understand how your absence policy works in real life when employees start to take advantage of loopholes.

Time is of the Essence – Productivity Blog Series

Why is it that we are so busy these days? There are a lot of people telling us that they don’t have time to plan how they’re spending their time as they are too busy. They are too busy trying to do the things, which they think are expected of them in order to rise […]

Growth through productivity – our #1 aim

The Economist assessed Britain’s economic situation in the wake of the 2015 General Election results stating that “productivity growth has been the missing ingredient of Britain’s economic recovery. In 2014 output per hour worked was 1.3% lower than in 2011, and some 14% beneath its pre-crisis trend. Much like predictions of interest-rate rises, forecasts of a […]

New Team Member – Matt Gerstein

As we are sure you, our loyal blog reader, are aware by now, Honeydew Health (and Absencehub.com!) is an organisation that is constantly growing and morphing to ensure our customers receive the best possible service. With this in mind we have recently been joined by a new member of staff with the purpose of improving […]

Productivity: Spend Your Time Right

In this installment of our Productivity blog series, we’re looking at taking some of the key lessons from the previous articles and looking at how you can link your goals, your priorities, and your key areas to how you actually spend your time. This means that we are getting a lot more practical and can […]