How do You Handle the End of Your Holiday Year?

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In most companies there is one aspect of annual leave that causes headaches for HR and management, every company has one, and if you don’t handle it right it can leave you with short-staffed, dealing with disgruntled staff, or even breaking the law. We’re talking about the end of your company’s holiday year. So here’s […]

How Will You Manage Your Annual Leave this Christmas?

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Throughout the western world, Christmas creates a demand for annual leave like no other. With multiple public holidays and social expectations for visiting family and enjoying holiday activities, most staff will want some time off during the festive period. Balancing competing demands for leave and the needs of the business becomes a daily struggle. As […]

Annual Leave Management: Move Past ‘Good Enough’

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For many HR professionals, annual leave management is a frustratingly big part of their job. In an already hectic workload the need to track employees’ time off, respond to leave requests, manage minimum staffing levels, set and enforce annual leave policies, and work out pro-rata entitlements for new starters can develop into a real time […]

What is Absence Management?

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We talk about absence management a lot on this blog, unsurprisingly perhaps given what we do, but what is absence management for, and how do you go about it? In this post we’ll explain what we mean by absence management, and some of the key ways to do it. At the risk of stating the […]

How to Calculate Annual Leave

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How to calculate annual leave - A guide by LeaveWizard.com

Do You Know How to Calculate Annual Leave? A common complaint among managers and business owners is that they spend too much time administering and managing annual leave. It can be a complicated task to work out exactly how much time off each employee is entitled to, particularly for new starters. The complexity of the […]

Employee absence – how does it impact your business?

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employee absence - how does it affect your business | A guide by Leave Wizard Ltd

Absence Whatever business you’re in, if you employ people, the chances are that at some point, absenteeism has caused you a headache.  But are you aware of just what it might be costing you? By absenteeism, we mean unplanned absences. These are distinct from pre-planned leave, sabbaticals or training time. Unplanned absence costs your business […]

How Do You Manage Your Core Team?

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How Do You Manage Your Core Team? Every workplace has a core team – some members of staff who are crucial to success; if nobody does their role or has their knowledge, you simply cannot operate. This is true however much you might treat all employees as equal. Given how important they are to your […]

Are You Ready for the Summer Holidays?

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Are You Ready for the Summer Holidays? The weather’s getting warmer, schoolchildren are getting excited, and you’ve probably found yourself longing to lie on a beach somewhere. All this can only mean one thing; the summer holidays are nearly upon us. For managers this can be stressful, as the hike in the number of staff […]

Does your company use duvet days?

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Does your company use duvet days? A blog by LeaveWizard Online Leave Management Tool

What is a ‘Duvet Day’? One annual leave trend you may have heard of spreading to the UK from trendy Silicon Valley firms is the so-called ‘duvet day’. A growing number of companies allow them, and they often make a statement about the organisation’s culture. This article from the Daily Mail takes a detailed look […]