Tags: Holidays

Wellbeing can rise for those workers not on holiday during August

Office workers who carry on working throughout the summer months are finding that there are unexpected benefits to ‘manning the fort’ while their colleagues are lazing on the beaches. Among the unexpected benefits are renewed vigour and highlighted productivity as many employees find that spending summer at their desks allows them to get down to…

Scott Helmes: More UK workers plan to go on holiday this year – which is good news for employers

More workers are planning to take a holiday and escape the office this year (63% up from 52% in 2013), according to a recent survey by CareerBuilder UK. While some bosses might not see a problem with staff choosing to work through their holiday, enlightened employers know that taking a break is beneficial not only…

SME’s facing an average £2.5m bill for holiday back pay

British companies are facing the prospect of a multi-billion pound bill which could send many out of business if legislation is not brought forward to limit the potential liability from backdated claims, a leading business organisation has warned today. The warning was issued by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation which is pressing Ministers to introduce emergency…

Staff discounts on holidays can avoid parents being fined

Generous staff discounts on holidays can help parents avoid the temptation of taking their children on holiday during term-time – which could land them with a fine or even a court appearance. That’s one reason why an ever-increasing number of employers are investing in staff benefits to help create a happy and motivated workforce. And…

Sales staff must now receive holiday pay that includes their commission

UNISON yesterday won a landmark case that could pave the way for employees whose pay is commission based to be entitled to holiday pay that includes their commission. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that workers must receive their normal remuneration for annual leave which must include both commission and basic pay. The judgment has important implications…

Only 12% of younger employees take their full holiday allowance

The Glassdoor® Annual Leave Survey, conducted online by Harris Poll among over 2,000 Great British adults (aged 16+), uncovers the real story behind annual leave, including how much holiday time employees actually take and how much they admit working (and why) during their time off. Proportion of Annual Leave that employees actually use The average…

A third of us will be at work this Christmas

When asked where you’d like to spend this Christmas, ‘at the office’ isn’t likely to be high on your list, but 33% people will be at their workplace over the winter holidays, according to an online survey by reed.co.uk. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, where consumers expect top-notch service on demand, there’s a rising pressure…

Would you cancel an employee’s holiday if there was too much work to do?

A third (34%) of employers are prepared to cancel someone’s holiday if there is too much work to do in the office, according to research from recruitment company Adecco.  A third of employers (31%) also stated that that they would cancel an employees’ holiday solely for a business reason. Over a third (37%) of employers…

TimeOFF – Employees’ Leave Request App for SharePoint

Meet the first HR application in the Office 365 Marketplace, created by Fild.NET, a Poland-based company specializing in advanced Microsoft solutions TimeOff for SharePoint 2013, streamlining the process of submitting and processing employees’ leave requests, is the first app designed for Human Resources departments to be found in the Office 365 Marketplace. The creator of…

Employees see flexible working as ‘business’ benefit

A survey by HR recruiter, Ortus, of some 450 professionals found that nine in ten think flexible working will become the dominant employment model in the near future. Despite this, just 12% deem flexible working to be a vital benefit, which is lower than the proportion who said a free company mobile phone is vital to…