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. Continue reading
Whilst dealing with depression or stress, shutting yourself away from everything for a while can feel like the best thing to do. But it isn’t necessarily the best antidote to these feelings.
Lord Freud said recently “Providing support where it’s needed most will help to reduce the length of time employees take off sick which in turn will cut sick pay costs, improve economic output and reduce the chance of people falling out of work and having to claim benefits”. It is for this reason that the government have decided to implement new guidelines that mean people face a ‘fit for work’ test after a 4 week absence period due to illness. Continue reading
Why do absence management experts go on and on about early intervention? The data makes for shocking reading. Read on and find out some of the key reasons why you really need to intervene early: Continue reading
Return to Work (RTW) interviews have proven to be an effective absence management tool. Many companies have already incorporated the practce of conducting RTW Interviews into their absence management policies. However, many managers still struggle to undertake effective interviews – or even to find the time to carry them out at all. Continue reading
Getting employees back to work after a long-term absence can be difficult. Recent evidence also suggests that there are various other influences which discourage employees from returning to work once they have left their job, particularly in the case of American men. Continue reading
A phased return to work is a plan laid out for individual staff members who are returning to work after a period of long term absence (over 20 days or 4 calendar weeks). Continue reading
The return to work interview has been proven to be the single most effective tool for managing short-term absence. Continue reading