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Should companies be offering term time hours to parents?

Should companies be offering term time hours to parents?

One of the biggest challenges that working parents face is juggling professional demands with family life. This has a knock-on impact for their employers too, as there’s always a race to book time off during the school holidays.

By Tony Bushell
5 things all employees want to know about annual leave

5 things all employees want to know about annual leave

If you’re a department manager or work in HR, you will often field questions about annual leave. Holiday entitlements and procedures are one of the most asked-about areas during interviews, and the queries don’t stop once staff are on board.

By Phil Cross
Football matches to festive fun: what’s the REAL reason your staff are calling in sick?

Football matches to festive fun: what’s the REAL reason your staff are calling in sick?

Sick leave is big business for company bosses; in the UK alone, staff illness costs employers £77 billion in lost productivity each year. While most of these absences can’t helped, there are sometimes less than honest reasons that employees want to take a day off.

By Tony Bushell
Your staff in numbers: essential sickness and annual leave statistics

Your staff in numbers: essential sickness and annual leave statistics

Managing staff can be a company’s biggest challenge, with unplanned absences, last-minute holiday requests and calendar clashes often impacting productivity. Most bosses would like to know exactly where their staff will be at any point in time – but short of a crystal ball, there’s no way of knowing this.

By Callum Ellis
How to manage holiday when your staff don’t have fixed hours

How to manage holiday when your staff don’t have fixed hours

Co-ordinating staff leave can be challenging at the best of times, but what happens when your team members don’t work a fixed number of hours? The sad reality is that many people in irregular employment have their holiday allocations underestimated – or receive no paid holiday at all – despite being entitled to annual leave.

By Tony Bushell
Could a better annual leave policy bring you more talent?

Could a better annual leave policy bring you more talent?

When a candidate comes to interview at your company, there’s a standard set of questions they want answered.

By Mark Tomkinson
Modernising leave management: Evoluted’s story

Modernising leave management: Evoluted’s story

How does a fast-paced digital marketing agency ensure that staff holiday doesn’t slow down project delivery times?

By Tony Bushell
Making employee leave work when you’re already short staffed

Making employee leave work when you’re already short staffed

Finding the right person for the job is an ongoing challenge for business owners, so when the right person comes along, the idea of them taking leave can sit uncomfortably. However, we all know employees can’t be on call 24/7,365 days a year.

By Callum Ellis
How to stop everyday appointments affecting employee productivity

How to stop everyday appointments affecting employee productivity

We’ve all faced the headache of trying to squeeze in a trip to the doctor or dentist around work. Not every appointment can wait until an evening or weekend, yet it somehow doesn’t feel justified taking time out of the office.

By Tony Bushell
The big price tag that comes with poor leave management

The big price tag that comes with poor leave management

Staff leave is often taken for granted within companies; once you’ve put a framework in place, it tends to run itself – right? However, increasing evidence is showing that the cost of not paying attention to the way holiday is managed is much greater than most businesses realise.

By Callum Ellis
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