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Absence management experts reveal the first Monday in February is not the worst day for sickies. The second Monday in December is actually the worst day for sickness-related absence Millions of pieces of data from hundreds of thousands of UK employees over the last decade have revealed that so-called National Sickie Day, tarred as the […]

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Time to bin the beanbags: What really engages our people

Steven Slater, a former JetBlue flight attendant, gained cult status after he proudly announced his resignation over an aeroplane’s in-flight speaker in 2010. He grabbed two beers from the refreshment trolley and made his exit with style — by deploying the evacuation slide and sliding down to the tarmac. Most resignations aren’t quite as legendary […]

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Today is Blue Monday: and National Sickie Day just around the corner

Traditionally the third Monday of January has been known as Blue Monday but the latest absence figures suggest that’s no longer the case, with UK workers consistently having the Monday blues. National Sickie Day (the first Monday in Feb) still has the highest overall percentage of absences and, based on that, ELAS predicts that 349,360 […]


Nearly half of workers are ‘too busy’ to exercise

A new survey has revealed that 46% of the working UK public say they do not have enough time for daily exercise. The survey from office furniture providers DBI Furniture Solutions aimed to find out when and how people are scheduling in their quota of exercise each day, and the results showed that almost half of us are too busy to workout. […]