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CIPD Absence Management Survey 2015 – Cost of absence needs more focus

CIPD and Simplyhealth have released the results of their annual Absence Management Survey 2015. The headline finding is a slightly higher level of absence at 6.9 days per employee per year compared to last year’s figure of 6.6 days. The survey sample size this year was smaller at just 578 companies and, according to the absence levels breakdown table, only 396 (69%) of the respondents could report what their absence level was. Continue reading

HR Software Show 2015 – Where will tech take us?

HR Software Show 2015 is taking place soon on 17-18 June in London. The exhibition showcases newcomers as well as household names in HR tech. If you are on the market for upgrading your systems, the event gives you a great chance to browse your options. It’s also a great place to see what is new in the HR Software sphere and what new features have been brought out. Continue reading

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 return to productivity growth have come and gone. If productivity had grown as predicted by the Office for Budget Responsibility, Britain’s fiscal watchdog, in 2010, it would be 8.4% higher than it is today.”

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