Budgets – Maximising resources and minimising costs

Education leaders have warned that 2017/18 will bring many financial challenges to schools with the pressure to cut budgets. So, it’s more important than ever to make sure you are maximising your resources and minimising your costs. One area that can be improved is wellbeing. Keeping staff healthy, productive and in school helps reduce occupational support and supply costs. Read how.


The personal impact of absence monitoring – Case Study Two

Second in our monitoring rounds series – Louis is a young pup with a pregnant partner. He has previously had very little time off but more recently his absence has been increasing. He has taken time off for Antenatal appointments and also had some time off for sickness so, overall, it looks like quite a lot altogether. You realise you need to monitor Louis’ absences and address any potential issues but you’re not sure how to manage the situation when there are different types of absence.

CIPD Health and Wellbeing at Work Report - Key Stats for the Public Sector

Managing Bereavement leave

Death is a sensitive issue and one which we all deal with differently. As an employer, we need to deal with all bereavements sensitively but what works for one person may not work for another. By law, all employees are entitled to a reasonable amount of time off work to deal with bereavement. But what is reasonable? It can be very different for each individual, depending on the circumstances. As an employer, do you know how you would support your employees through a difficult time? Here are the key facts you should be aware of when dealing with Bereavement leave.