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The best – and worst – countries for statutory annual leave

The best – and worst – countries for statutory annual leave

Every country has its own culture when it comes to creating a work/life balance. But which regions offer their professionals the most paid holiday, and which offer the least?
By Tony Bushell
What is a duvet day & should your company offer them?

What is a duvet day & should your company offer them?

We’ve all had moments when we wished we could get back into bed, rather than go to work. But what if you gave your team members permission to crawl under the covers? To take some spur of the moment personal time when they’re not feeling very productive?
By Tony Bushell
How to manage staff leave when two thirds of your team haven’t booked a summer holiday

How to manage staff leave when two thirds of your team haven’t booked a summer holiday

We’re all going on a summer holiday… or are we? Latest research suggests most Brits are leaving it late to book their annual break, in light of changing social restrictions. In fact, 68% of people still haven’t arranged their summer holiday for 2021.
By Tony Bushell
Uber ruling highlights challenge of managing holiday in the gig economy

Uber ruling highlights challenge of managing holiday in the gig economy

The way people work is changing dramatically, and one of the biggest shifts is the rise of the gig economy. 1 in 10 adults now earns their living from short-term or freelance contracts, and most of them operate on self-employed terms… until now.
By Tony Bushell
7 strategies for supporting employees with mental health conditions

7 strategies for supporting employees with mental health conditions

Most employers are good at supporting people’s physical wellbeing, but can the same be said of their mental health? How approachable is your business when your team are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression or other issues?
By Mark Tomkinson
Can your holiday management system cope with a post-lockdown surge?

Can your holiday management system cope with a post-lockdown surge?

The UK government has unveiled its roadmap out of lockdown – and many people now feel confident to start planning a well-deserved break. But this sense of relief could put pressure on employers, who are likely to see a surge in holiday requests over the coming weeks.
By Tony Bushell
Should your company give paid bereavement leave?

Should your company give paid bereavement leave?

Good employers understand that staff perform best when they’re well looked after. Most of the time this means offering a supportive work environment and opportunities for progression, but sometimes personal circumstances can affect people’s ability to do their job.
By Mark Tomkinson
How to offer extra parental leave without disrupting day-to-day business

How to offer extra parental leave without disrupting day-to-day business

Continued lockdowns and social restrictions are wearing most of us down – and the UK’s parents are at high risk of burnout. Home schooling and temporary nursery closures to control outbreaks of COVID-19 have left many struggling to balance their personal and professional lives. Some parents have already burned through...
By Tony Bushell
Should you be offering your employees more paid sick leave?

Should you be offering your employees more paid sick leave?

New Zealand’s president, Jacinda Ardern, has received global praise for her handling of the coronavirus outbreak, and now she’s turning her attention to domestic health issues. In a recent speech, Ardern announced that she’s doubling fully paid statutory sick leave...
By Mark Tomkinson
The Alternative Bank Holiday: 9 national events you could turn into time off

The Alternative Bank Holiday: 9 national events you could turn into time off

As much as we love our jobs, most of us look forward to taking time off – and Bank Holidays feel even sweeter, as friends, family and workmates are off too. It’s nice enjoying time to yourself, knowing colleagues won’t be loading your inbox with tasks ahead of...
By Phil Cross
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