Monthly Archives August 2015

How do you deal with holiday entitlement untaken due to sickness?

How do you deal with holiday entitlement untaken due to sickness? The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that employees can only carry over unused holiday due to sickness absence for a maximum of 18 months. The EAT also found that absent members of staff do not need to prove that illness was the reason for not taking the holiday. In the case of Plumb v Duncan Print Group, Mr Plumb was employed as a printer at the organisation in 1987. Following an accident at work in April 2010, he took almost four years of sick leave without taking any holiday
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How to build engagement with voluntary benefits Too often an employer will spend time and money implementing a voluntary benefits scheme only to treat it as a tick-box exercise and not pay it any more attention. But for a scheme to be successful both in providing employees with valuable benefits and discounted offers, and increasing staff engagement, motivation and productivity, employers must ensure that it is regularly communicated to staff, and that they are fully aware of what their employer offers as It’s all very well having these great discounts available, but if employees don’t know about them then there’s
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Micro-businesses struggle to prepare for auto-enrolment

Micro-businesses struggle to prepare for auto-enrolment The UK’s micro-businesses are struggling to prepare for the implementation of auto-enrolment as staging dates loom over the coming year, research from Intuit Quickbooks has found. Auto-enrolment costs are estimated to be £8,900 per small business, yet 40% of the UK’s smallest and most vulnerable businesses believe it will cost nothing to set up, while a further 11% think it will only cost up to £5,000. Not only that, it takes an average of 103 days to implement per SME, yet around 85% of those polled think it will take 50 or less. According
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