Why not join us for one of our free roadshows in the New Year which will feature hints, tips and practical examples to help you monitor absence in your school, so don’t miss out and make sure you book your place now!
We recently received an update from the Safer Recruitment Consortium (with whom FusionHR our sister company, are Accredited Safer Recruitment Trainers), relating to the collection of criminal information from candidates during a recruitment process. Incorrect advice has been circulated by an employment law firm who are stating that schools are no longer permitted to gather criminal information from candidates via a self-disclosure section of the application form or by means of a separate disclosure form. This advice is incorrect.
A study commissioned by national charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK found that 34% of UK workers have lied about the reasons for taking time off sick due to fear of stigma. In a survey of 1,000 UK adults, results showed that employees often pick a ‘one-off’ short-term illness when calling in sick, instead of being honest about reoccurring problems.
School and Academies use various systems and procedures to manage staff performance. So how does it work when several schools / academies come together to form a Multi-Academy Trust and there is a need to evaluate and monitor the performance of the Trust? Read how SAM can help schools and Academy Trusts to manage people performance.
SAM is always promoting ways to improve wellbeing and promote a healthy workplace. We wanted to share some top tips for how you and your team can look after yourselves this winter, making sure absence is reduced and nobody suffers with “Winter Blues”!