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What Are The Average Sick Days in the UK Per Year 2023?

The UK has one of the lowest employee absence rates in Europe, with figures released by the ONS in 2023 reporting workers took an average of 5.7 work days off sick per year in 2022. Figures released by the CIPD in September 2023 suggest a dramatic increase in the previous 12 months. The study found […]

Believable Sick Day Excuses – 11 Reasons to Call in Sick

We’ve all been there. The alarm goes off and you lie there thinking of a good excuse to call in sick to get out of work. You’re just not feeling it quite frankly. But what believable sick day excuses will get you off without the manager suspecting? Perhaps you’ve had a stressful few days at […]

Excuses to Work From Home – 15 Good Reasons to Stay Put

In recent years, an element of remote working has become an accepted part of many jobs. Most employees don’t need excuses to work from home. Many companies have hybrid working policies in place, or offer some roles in a fully remote capacity. However, if your workplace is inflexible or you are looking to negotiate a […]

Why Do My Feet Hurt So Bad After Work? Causes and Solutions for Foot Ache

Many of us spend long shifts at work on our feet. Employees such as hospitality workers, nurses, and retail staff will be all too familiar with nagging foot pain at the end of the work day. If you’ve been asking yourself “why do my feet hurt so bad after work?” You are not alone! There […]

Feeling Guilty Calling in Sick – Why We Feel Bad & How to Overcome It

Self care is important in today’s fast paced world. Dealing with feeling guilty about calling in sick to work is a common experience for many. Sick days are a vital part of recovery from illness and help you to remain healthy and productive at work. Perhaps you worry about letting the team down, or about […]

Feeling Overwhelmed at Work – Symptoms & How to Tackle Overwhelm

Our daily job can sometimes grind us down. Whether it is the commuting, the workload, the hours, or the environment itself, everyone can end up feeling overwhelmed at work. Stress isn’t uncommon in the workplace and some jobs are more stressful than others. However, it is important to recognise when this stress evolves into an […]

Long Term Sickness – Employment Rights During Sick Leave

Falling ill and ending up on sick leave is full of stress and uncertainty. During long term sick leave, it’s important to understand your employment rights as well as your own obligations. UK employment law offers protection to workers during their absence, and as they navigate a return to work. Our guide helps employees understand […]

How to Ask to Work From Home – UK Flexible Working Request Guide

Working from home has become very common in recent years. The pandemic brought with it a radical change to many people’s working environment. Employees were encouraged to work remotely where possible. Now that some normality has returned, workers are once again having to consider how to ask to work from home. If you find yourself […]