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All items: Employee relations

  • Training line managers in absence management: 2017 XpertHR survey

    10 April 2017

    Sickness absence continues to present a major challenge for employers, with latest figures putting the median cost of absence at £455 per employee, per year. We look at how employers are training line managers to help tackle this important issue.

  • The HR agenda 2017: priorities for the year ahead

    27 March 2017

    Our annual survey of priorities on the HR agenda finds symmetry across sectors, with learning and development headlining across the board.

  • Managing long-term sickness absence 2016

    6 December 2016

    The latest XpertHR research looks at how employers are managing long-term sickness absence and their use of the Government's new Fit for Work service.

  • Absence rates and costs 2016

    30 August 2016

    XpertHR's latest survey on absence rates and costs is based on findings from 661 organisations across the UK, and covers more than 1.5 million employees.

  • Tackling absence effectively: 2016 survey

    16 February 2016

    Workforce absence is an issue of enduring concern for employers. Our round-up of initiatives organisations are taking to manage employee absence focuses on the most effective techniques in tackling the issue.

  • Employee engagement survey 2015: levels and trends

    16 December 2015

    Levels of employee engagement may have increased in 40% of organisations over the past year but a total of 40% of organisations describe engagement levels as 'reasonable' at best, indicating there is room for improvement. XpertHR's survey considers the factors that help engage employees and identifies current trends in this area.

  • Employee engagement survey 2015: assessment and initiatives

    16 December 2015

    With 40% of organisations describing employee engagement levels as "reasonable" at best, there is a need for employers to consider how best to assess it at their organisation and adopt initiatives that could result in a more engaged workforce.

  • Employee engagement survey 2015: generational differences

    16 December 2015

    While organisations benefit from boosting levels of engagement, it is rarely a case of "one size fits all" when it comes to the methods used. It is worth considering the contrasting initiatives and channels that will appeal to different age groups.

  • Absence rates and costs: XpertHR survey 2015

    5 October 2015

    Latest XpertHR data on absence rates and costs is based on findings from 670 organisations across the UK, covering almost two million employees, making it currently one of the largest surveys of this type.

  • XpertHR workplace conflict survey 2015: management and mediation

    21 September 2015

    The second part of our investigation into workplace conflict outside the formal discipline and grievance arena looks at the techniques and tools employers use to manage it. It also contains some findings on the use of Acas's early conciliation scheme.

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