Michael Metcalf

Michael is a writer for Timetastic. He writes about HR, company culture and taking time off work. He's also a marketing strategist, copywriter and creativity enthusiast.

Manchester

96 posts

The rules of annual leave carry-over have changed for COVID-19

The rules on carrying over unused leave to the following year have now been amended in light of the coronavirus situation, to benefit those that can't take holiday right now.…

Supporting your employees while working from home

This post is a cultural guide for managers and business owners to helping employees feel safe, valued and connected.…

Remote work: staying healthy and connected

Whether you’re new to working from home, or you’re a veteran in need of some new ideas, this should help you make sense of it all a bit more. Here’s what we know about being healthy and productive during this period of increased home working.…

The right to disconnect - ending unpaid electronic work

Millions of us take part in out-of-hours communication with our workplaces. But what we don’t often consider is that it’s basically unpaid work.…

Everything you need to know about sick days during the coronavirus

While we’re not epidemiologists, we can shine a light on how sick days work, and what employees and companies need to know about them with regards to the coronavirus.…

Is meditation the key to a high performing company?

Meditation seems to have such a positive effect, we might start to soon see it made mandatory in workplaces. So what is it about meditation that businesses seem to like so much?…

What is the statutory holiday allowance?

It's vital that full-time and part-time employees have a clear understanding of what their statutory annual leave allowance entitlements are. Here's a handy guide to the breaks your working hours add up to earn.…

Should your office become paperless?

Ultimately, most businesses are likely to transition to becoming paperless workplaces in the near future. The question then becomes less about whether to become a paperless office, but when to make the transition, and how.…

Is remote work the right choice for you?

These days, it's becoming more of a reality. At some point, we’ll have to stop talking about the ‘rise' of remote work, but not yet - it’s being adopted by more and more companies around the world each day.…