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Don’t look back in anger; but forward in hope—A review of 2012 and a sneak preview of 2013 and beyondDate: 28/12/ 2012
Following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement it seems as though the current period of austerity is set to continue throughout 2013. But what impact will this have on business employing people?
Two important pieces of legislation came into effect this month – the new pensions provisions and an increase in the national minimum wage.
The average number of days taken off sick by employees fell during 2012 to 6 days. This is the equivalent to firms losing 2.8% of working time – against 3.6% the previous year.
Over the years I’ve worked with many companies who either have or have been working towards achieving Investors in People (IIP) accreditation. Likewise, I’ve come across as many sceptics who think that IIP is a sham and a waste of time and effort. Many within this latter category want the kudos of having the ‘badge’ but don’t actually believe in recognising employees.
So summer is over and its getting nearer to that time of year when people develop what is widely known as a winter ‘sniffle’. Harmless you may think, but then according to the Telegraph, sickness reportedly costs the UK economy £6.5bn a year. Of course it is unlikely that workforces in the UK consider a minor cold, reason enough to call in sick, yet there are those who regularly flout the rules regarding sickness particularly short term regular absences.