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What is an annual leave policy?

What is an annual leave policy?

When you’re launching a business, naturally the focus is on creating plans and growing your customer base. Which means HR tasks like managing annual leave slip to the bottom of the pile.

But as your company grows, formalising staff processes becomes more and more important – starting with your annual leave policy. 

By Bradley Revell
5 types of time off your business might not track – but needs to

5 types of time off your business might not track – but needs to

Most businesses have a holiday calendar, but annual leave isn’t the only time that team members are out of the office. There are many reasons why people may be absent from work; and if these aren’t factored into your forward planning, you run the risk of being under-staffed.

By Bradley Revell
How can businesses manage Bank Holiday staffing better?

How can businesses manage Bank Holiday staffing better?

Bank Holidays are a cause for celebration, but for employers they can be a logistical nightmare. How do you keep operations running when everyone’s off? Or get enough staff to cover jobs when everyone wants to take the day off?
By Tony Bushell
7 signs it’s time to book a holiday

7 signs it’s time to book a holiday

The UK is a nation of workaholics. A third of people check their emails as soon as they wake up, while more than half work longer than their contracted hours at least four days a week. As for holiday? That’s the last thing on many diligent professionals’ minds.
By Tony Bushell
Locked down Brits stack up 6 billion hours in unused annual leave

Locked down Brits stack up 6 billion hours in unused annual leave

The pandemic has put many aspects of our ‘normal’ lives on hold – and new research has revealed that annual leave has been significantly affected by lockdowns and social limits.
By Tony Bushell
Time off in lieu (TOIL) vs overtime: what’s the difference?

Time off in lieu (TOIL) vs overtime: what’s the difference?

Even in the best-run businesses, sometimes you need to boost your staffing levels. Whether work is particularly busy, or many people are on holiday, extra hands are required to keep things moving. But what’s the best way to incentivise your employees to take on further hours?
By Tony Bushell
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
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