Can you carry over leave for an employee?

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It is possible to carry over leave for an employee who has not taken it, but what are the rules, and how do you do it? There are many good reasons, as we’ve talked about on this blog before, for encouraging staff to use up their holiday entitlement before the end of your annual leave […]

Are You Getting Enough Notice for Staff Leave Requests?

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short notice annual leave requests?

Getting enough notice when staff request annual leave is vital to make sure your business runs smoothly when staff are away from the business. When staff are on holiday it’s vital to either replace them or to have a colleague cover their work.
Out of the blue, last minute requests for time off can make it impossible to arrange this, though. Meaning that you either work short handed, or have to refuse the request, hurting your relationship with the employee. So what causes this problem, and what can you do to make sure that you get adequate notice?

The Cost of Annual Leave

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Annual leave is costing you money

Beyond employees’ pay there are hidden costs to employing people. The cost of annual leave is one of these. How much does annual leave cost your business? The obvious cost of employing workers at any business is their wages, along with the payroll taxes they generate, for each employee, though, there are other expenses. One […]

What Could Your Data Tell You About Leave and Absence?

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Charts make it easier to see patterns

Big data is king, we have all heard of how gathering and analysing information is transforming the modern business world. By seeing patterns, you can make predictions and manage your resources, saving time and money. Seeing trends early can also let you spot and deal with difficulties before they become problems. When it comes to […]

How Easy Is It to Manage Holiday for Shift Workers?

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Shift working is common in manufacturing

Shift working can throw a spanner into the works of managing holiday and absence at your company. Calculations of hours to be paid as holiday pay, or remaining allowance, may be simple enough for a fixed working pattern, but when hours may vary week-to-week, averaging over a longer period, they become more complex. Shift patterns […]