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survey has found that the majority of UK employers have not yet established a formal policy for taking leave during the London 2012 Olympics.

A poll of 1000 workers conducted by recruitment consultants Badenoch & Clark found that 60% of employees have not been told what arrangements will be in place in their organisation for taking holidays during the Olympics.

With many members of staff likely to want to book holidays to attend events and watch the Games on TV, Badenoch & Clark have warned employers that, unless they establish an official leave policy, large numbers of employees could take leave at the same time, and, as a result, offices will be significantly understaffed.

By implementing LeaveMaster in your organisation, you can efficiently and effectively plan and manage staff leave throughout the year.

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Council workers in London take more than 800,000 sick days a year, at an annual cost to the taxpayer of £118 million, absenteeism figures show.

The figures were obtained by Company FirstCare from 25 councils across London.

Hillingdon was found to have the highest absenteeism rate, with employees taking an average of nearly 10 days off sick every year.

According to the data collected, Haringey, Camden, Waltham Forest and Newham councils also have high rates of absence, with the average member of staff in each council taking more than eight days off sick every year.

By using LeaveMaster in conjunction with the Bradford Factor, you can significantly reduce the level of unwarranted sickness absence in your organisation.

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The vast majority of British employers do not believe the government’s fit note scheme has reduced sickness absence, a survey has found.

The fit note scheme was supposed to reduce the number of days lost to absence every year, by letting doctors say what work employees, who would otherwise be off on long-term sick leave, could return to work to do.

However, in a poll conducted by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP), nine out of ten British employers stated that they did not believe the fit note scheme has been effective.

A more effective way to reduce staff absence levels in your organisation could be to implement a leave and absence management system such as LeaveMaster and use it in conjunction with the Bradford Factor.

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UK employees commonly take sick days in order to stay at home and watch television, a research survey has found.

According to an absence survey conducted by Kronos, 50% of UK employees call in sick because they want to watch TV at home. 69% of these employees are in the 16 to 24 age group.

The survey also found that 43% of employees in the UK admit to taking days off sick when they are not really ill.

By using LeaveMaster in conjunction with the Bradford Factor, you can identify employees whose unwarranted sickness absences are damaging your business.

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