Managing Absence

Thoughts and opinions on taking time of work, managing absence, and staying on the right side of the hallowed work-life balance.

How to get comfortable with your team taking time off

Employees taking time off is healthy - for themselves, for you, and for the company. We think you should encourage time off more, so here’s a few reasons to get more comfortable with it.…

How to reduce non-sickness absence in your business

There are plenty of ways to reduce non-sickness absence, and they’re simpler than you might think.…

Furlough and Annual Leave

A look at the legal position of Furlough and Annual Leave Entitlements.…

Booking annual leave in uncertain times

What happens to booking leave during lockdown? Should you just forget it until things open up again? Or is now the best time to lock down that annual leave?…

What a great absence policy looks like

Whether you’re a scrappy start-up, or an established company of hundreds, you’ve got to have an official stance on what happens with days off.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

Poodles and hooligans: the unusual history of bank holidays

Bank holidays have been bringing us long weekends for nearly 150 years, thanks to a man who tried to teach his poodle to read.…