What are the benefits of covering other employees’ workloads during holiday season?
New research has found that 12 per cent of Britons have taken unscheduled time off work to go on holiday with almost a quarter being found out. Read the top excuses here.
The words ‘summer holidays’ are in the minds and on the lips of employees up and down the land. It’s still cold and the country craves sun, like mice crave cheese and a cool and sheltered place to live.
Some UK firms, it seems, remain resistant to taking wellbeing seriously. Despite growing employee calls for action, certain organisations remain limited in their belief that health is good for business. Such mindsets not only deprioritise wellbeing but are also enabling worrying behaviours and cultures to emerge that actively
discourage people’s ability to look after themselves.
New YouGov research from around the world reveals that when it comes to holidays, British people are not shy about taking them. Out of 22 countries worldwide, spanning North America, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Europe, British people are the most likely to say they will take all of their holiday leave this year.
Over a fifth of the UK workforce did not use all their paid holiday allowance in 2014, according to the latest research from Canada Life Group Insurance. The findings suggest employees are being prevented from taking the time off they are entitled to.
A new survey reveals more than half of British workers feel depressed, deflated or demotivated when they return to work.
A new survey reveals ‘holiday-brags’ workers like to share with their colleagues and also reveals what workers will tell fibs about in order to gain some holiday bargains and freebies.
Businessmen and women are adding days to their work trips in order to accommodate personal travel. They also admit to booking in the more expensive and exclusive hotels under company budgets which they wouldn’t be able to afford if they had to pay themselves.
More people are admitting to working on their smartphones while on holiday with their families. Many are now seeking help to relieve their ‘habit’ and enjoy their quality family time.
Sir Richard Branson, the boss of Virgin Group which employs more than 50,000 people around the world and operates in more than 50 countries, is offering his personal staff of 170 unlimited holiday time. Sir Richard Branson explained the move on his website.“There is no need to ask for prior approval and neither the employees themselves nor…
Couples embarking on a ‘make-or-break’ holidays are more likely to split up than stay together, a new report revealed. Instead of salvaging a floundering relationship six out of ten couples who have booked a break amid a rough patch have found that it didn’t work. While nearly one in ten said that it prompted their…
Two in three employees in the UK (64 per cent) are placed under extra pressure over the summer from picking up colleagues’ work during the holiday period, according to Bupa. The research, which combines the views of 2,000 UK workers, shows that more than two in five (44 per cent) face a ‘dramatic’ workload increase during the summer. This is due…
Over half (59%) of small business staff say that there are clear business benefits to be gained from their time off on holiday. The chance to clear their head and gain a better perspective on their next professional venture was ranked highest among 1,000 SME workers and owners. New research from the Business is GREAT…
Have you found yourself picking up your colleague’s workload while they jet off for a week in the sunshine? If so, you’re not alone. British workers are clocking up an average 6.5 extra working hours each week because their employers are failing to prepare for the holiday season. That’s according to new research commissioned by…