Managing Absence

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

What is unauthorised absence?

If a member of your team fails to turn up without good reason - or if you don’t believe their excuse - this can be classed as an unauthorised absence. There are a number of exclusions to this.…

What's the ideal length of a holiday?

Going without a break for a long time leads to increased stress, burnout, and even adverse health conditions. But how do you know when to take a holiday, and how long you should take it for?…

What to do when an employee resigns

As a team leader, employees quitting is something you’ll have to face from time to time. There are loads of reasons why people change or leave jobs, and whatever the situation, you it’s always essential to handle a resignation the right way.…

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.…