Sickness absence shows a decline

Employees are taking fewer sick days according to new research. The Health Sickness Absence survey 2011, carried out by the EEF, the manufacturing employers' group, found that from 2007 to 2010 there has been a steady fall in sickness absence. In 2007, the average employee took 6.7 days in sick leave. In 2010, that figure … Continue reading Sickness absence shows a decline

Economy faces moderate growth

The UK economy is set for another year or so of modest growth, it has been predicted. In its latest quarterly economic review, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) has forecast that British GDP will expand by just 1.4 per cent in 2011. That is 0.3 per cent less optimistic than the … Continue reading Economy faces moderate growth