When hardwork doesn’t pay
Sep30

When hardwork doesn’t pay

The last 2 months have been very hectic. I have been very busy to the point where I have no time for myself not to talk of this blog and my special projects. Today however, the hardwork has finally taken its toll on me – I started feeling really ill yesterday just as I was about to finish my work for the day. The honest truth is that the last 2 weeks or so, I have kinda felt ill but the feeling never lasted and secretly I knew...

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Absenteeism vs Presenteeism: What’s your flavour?
Mar25

Absenteeism vs Presenteeism: What’s your flavour?

Recently, two of the teachers in my mum’s school had to be sent home and were off work for a few days – they had come into work ill and one of them almost fainted. Exams had just began and they wanted to be there to ensure their kids did well. I understood their reason but at the same time, their health was more important. Did this affect the school in anyway? No it didn’t. The teaching assistants were there to...

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Health and wellbeing – a necessity for businesses
Jul21

Health and wellbeing – a necessity for businesses

A recent article on PwC blog gave detailed analysis on sickness absence and the effect it has on businesses. The research by PwC showed that sickness accounts for around 90% of UK companies’ absence bill which costs UK businesses £29bn a year. In terms of days taken off in a year due to sickness, UK workers take an average of 9.1 days compared to the US (4.9 days of sickness a year), Asia Pacific (2.2 days) and Western Europe...

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