Category Archives - Absence Management

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Can I take holiday during notice period?

Holiday entitlement is a key aspect of employment law in the UK, and understanding the rules around taking holiday during a notice period is important for both employees and employers. The purpose of this post is to provide an overview of the UK rules for employees taking holiday during their notice period. Holiday Entitlement First,…

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Bank Holiday Allowance For Part-Time Staff

Calculating bank holiday entitlement for part-time employees in the UK is a legal requirement that all employers must follow. It is essential to understand the process of calculating bank holiday allowances for part-time staff to ensure that you are providing the correct amount of holiday time. Holiday Allowance Firstly, holiday entitlement for part-time workers is…

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Managing Long-Term Illness in the Workplace

Handling long-term illness of an employee in the UK can be a complex and delicate matter for both the employee and the employer. It is important for employers to understand their obligations and responsibilities under UK employment law and government guidelines in order to support their employees and ensure compliance. This article will provide an…

Bradford Factor Dangers

The Dangers of the Bradford Factor: A Guide

The Bradford Factor is a tool used by many companies to measure and manage employee attendance. It is based on the assumption that frequent, short-term absences are more disruptive to the workplace than longer-term absences. While the Bradford Factor is a useful tool to help employers monitor attendance, it has some potential drawbacks that need…

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When are the Bank Holidays for 2023?

When you’re planning your holiday do you like to use bank holidays to extend your break? Me too. Extra long weekends are great, aren’t they? A mini-break at Easter, or just a way to use up less of your valuable holiday allowance, bank holidays can be very handy. Especially in 2023 because there is an…

Changing the Allowance Policy is so easy

Changing an allowance policy for an employee just got even easier in SkyHR. The allowance policy can now be updated directly from within the allowance section of the employee. As soon as you change the policy, we will automatically apply this new policy, and all accrued allowances will be updated. In just a few clicks,…

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What is TOIL?

TOIL stands for Time Off In Lieu. It is a type of absence that an employer might offer an employee in exchange for working some pre-arranged over time. Time off in lieu is the most common alternative to paying additional wages for overtime. How does TOIL work? Time off in lieu works very simply. For…