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    Ramadan: How to support your staff and colleagues

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    Advice by Andrew Willis, Head of Legal at Croner… Monday April 12th signifies the beginning of Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar in which Muslims often commit to a period of fasting during daylight hours. Considering this, here are three top tips for supporting staff during this time: Flexible working and working from […]

    All in half a day’s work: the countries where you could have 34 extra days off a year

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    Denmark is the best country for work-life balance, new research has revealed. Software provider Vantage Technologies has calculated the amount of time people across the world spend working, using OECD data on weekly working hours and government paid holiday policies. The results reveal that Danish residents work 34 days less than the average UK worker. Working from home […]

    Businesses should prepare for a surge in holiday bookings

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    Over the next few months, employers can expect to be inundated with annual leave requests warns Adrian Lewis, Director of Activ Absence. And he believes this makes it more important than ever to have robust systems in place to manage these requests and prevent HR getting overloaded. Following the Government’s announcement of how it will […]

    Five common leave management challenges and how to tackle them

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    By Lingappa Amiyappa, General Manager, Paybooks Leave management is one of the most important features for the whole company. To keep your employees satisfied and productive you must develop a great annual leave management strategy. And while developing leave management you should think from both the employee and company’s point of view. Leave management is […]

    19 million days annual leave lost in the UK

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    As lockdown restrictions and tier systems continue to cause chaos, Direct Line Travel Insurance reveals 16 million UK workers still have unused annual leave as we near the end of 2020. With many unsure what to use holiday for as they are unable to go away or socialise with people, more than 19 million days […]

    Surge in 2021 annual leave requests follows vaccine announcement

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    New data from global HR software and employment law advice service BrightHR has revealed there has already been a surge in 2021 annual leave requests by UK workers, following the news that the UK’s medicines regulator has authorised a COVID-19 vaccine and rollout of the injection is imminent. Over the past few weeks, 42,010 users […]

    28% of UK workers have cancelled annual leave in 2020

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    A report by global HR software and employment law advice service BrightHR has revealed that 28% of UK workers have cancelled annual leave in 2020. The report, which uses data from over 300,000 BrightHR users, also found that, predictably, the two highest months for cancelled leave were while the UK was in full lockdown. April […]

    Employers ‘should be encouraging workers to take annual leave’ to support mental wellbeing

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    With the August Bank holiday coming up and because many people have delayed their holidays due to the pandemic, employers are being urged to remind workers about the importance of taking annual leave for their mental wellbeing. Recently the NHS Confederation highlighted that doctors are seeing a rise in people reporting severe mental health difficulties, following […]

    When was the last time you took any time off work…?

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    The average British worker has not taken any leave from work for more than two months – and has shelved nine days off what they had planned to take because of the lockdown. Of the 2,000 workers polled, more than half said they had ‘completely written off’ 2020 when it came to taking holidays from […]

    29% increase in last-minute holiday requests as temperatures soar in June heatwave

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    HR software and employment law specialist BrightHR has reported a 29% increase in annual leave requests made via its platform this week, compared with a week earlier as UK workers look to take some last-minute leave and enjoy the heatwave. Alan Price, an employment law expert and CEO at BrightHR, commented on the last-minute holiday […]


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