What is absence management?

Formally, you might do it through policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Informally, we’re talking about company culture - like the way bosses talk about absence, or whether being off sick is seen as something to be punished or addressed compassionately.…

Why you really should give more than the minimum holiday allowance

A culture that supports time off is one that supports better health, wellbeing, performance and productivity. Maybe it’s time to take another look at your annual leave policy.…

Night working - rules, regulations, and how to make it work

There are millions of night workers around the country, but they're sometimes forgotten when we think about how to treat staff properly. Are you getting the best from your valuable overnighters?…

Bank holidays in 2020 and how to get the most out of them

Here we'll remind you of the UK bank holiday dates for 2020, with a particular booking trick that'll only work this year.…

How to build a company culture deck

It might only take a day or so, but could pay off for years. So why not open up your notepad and define how your company culture should operate?…

How to invest in your staff ethically

Employees give their time and energy to you, but if all you give back to them is salary, you’re doing a disservice to them and your company.…

Returning to work after parental leave

You'll be returning to the office as a new person, with new responsibilities, and a new identity. Things will be different. Your schedule will have changed and you've got new responsibilities to balance.…

Should you practice digital minimalism?

If you feel that digital ‘noise’ is impacting on your health and happiness , maybe you just need to just turn off, logout, and unplug.…