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March 27, 2019

How To Easily Calculate Holiday Entitlement For Part-Time Workers

You probably know that full-time employees are entitled to 28 days’ paid annual leave. But what about part-time employees? Holiday entitlement calculations are a bit trickier for part time employees… But don't worry, we'll walk you through it. A part-time employee is pro-rated to a full-time employee’s entitlement and is based around their working week. To calculate their holiday entitlement, use the following formula: 5.6 days x number of working days = Holiday entitlement Examples of annual leave entitlement for part-time workers Part-timer's working weekStatutory…

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payrollers calculating holiday entitlement or annual leave for part time workers
March 27, 2019

Holiday Entitlement Calculator – Calculations Made Easy

Calculating holiday entitlement for full time employees is relatively straight-forward. But what about when an employee starts or leaves part way through the holiday year, and what about part time employees? That's when calculating holiday entitlement gets much more difficult... But don't worry - to help you through this arithmetic exercise, we've compiled the following guide to take the stress out of your calculations. Click on an example below to jump to that calculation: Full time employees Quick video on holiday calculations for full time…

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Holiday calculations made easy - calculating holiday entitlement
March 8, 2019

On International Women’s Day: Smaller Firms are Closing the Gender Pay Gap Quickest

March 8th marks International Women’s Day, and with this year’s theme set to be “#BalanceforBetter” we have taken a look at the Govt figures to understand the Gender Pay ‘balance’ a year on since Gender Pay Gap was first reported. The stats show that smaller employers are doing more to close the gender pay gap than larger companies. The female pound (the amount that women earn compared to men) is worth around 87.6p for women employed by SMEs for every £1 earned by men, compared…

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February 26, 2019

Holiday Entitlement: Q&A

Recently, we have been receiving an increasing number of queries to our advice line on issues relating to holiday entitlement. In order to offer some guidance in this complex area, we’ve compiled a list of the most common questions we receive and, importantly, the answers to them. Q: Is an employee entitled to paid annual leave from their first day of employment? A: Yes, although it is permissible in the first year to use an accrual system where leave is only granted as it is…

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Calculating Holiday Entitlement in the UK - it's tricky
February 20, 2019

Employment Law Advice for Employers – Why the HRD Avoids it

You have nurtured and developed a dynamic internal HR function, working in tandem with your organisational strategy. So why on earth would an experienced HRD or their team engage an external solicitor for employment law advice? Why HRD’s may avoid Employment Law Advice from Solicitors With you at the helm of HR, why risk receiving advice that conflicts with your company’s long-term vision? A solicitors’ position is likely to be long winded, very risk averse and filled with complex legal case law and jargon. Yes,…

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Employment Law Solicitors Service
February 9, 2019

What is the Health & Safety Risk to you and your Business?

If you’re a business owner, manager or HR professional you’ll be interested in the recently updated data on the risk you face from health & safety factors. The latest data for 2019 ranks every area of the country for the health & safety risk faced by businesses. Business risk is a different slant on health & safety. But it matters because, in 2016, the Government changed the sentencing guidelines for prosecuting health & safety breaches. As a result, businesses, business owners, directors and employees are…

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February 8, 2019

The Bradford Factor: Why You Should Avoid Using it in Isolation

I’m sure you’re well aware of the term ‘The Bradford Factor’.  Created in the 1980’s by Bradford University School of Management, it’s become synonymous with employers who are keen to find a simple and expedient management solution to the disruption caused by employee absence. For the uninitiated, the Bradford Factor is based on the theory that short, frequent, unplanned absences are more disruptive to businesses than longer periods of absence. Using a mathematical formula, it takes the number and frequency of absences to produce a…

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The Bradford Factor
January 21, 2019

Blue Monday: 10 Employee Wellbeing Initiatives to Help Your Employees Banish the January Blues

Today is the third Monday in January which is dubbed "Blue Monday". Allegedly it's the most depressing day of the year. The thinking behind this concept is the festive season is well and truly over and your pre-Christmas pay cheque feels like a lifetime ago. Plus, you're struggling to keep your New Years Resolutions, despite your best intentions. The post-Christmas period can leave employees feeling down, unmotivated and unproductive. Our recent survey conducted in January 2019 found that 35% of employees feel “kind of average”…

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Blue Monday: 10 Employee Wellbeing Initiatives to Help Your Employees Banish the January Blues
December 21, 2018

One Quarter of Employees have Blacked Out after Drinking Too Much at Christmas Party, New Research from HR Specialists Moorepay Reveals

If your work Christmas party was a bit of a blur, you’re not alone. New research reveals over 25% of workers were so drunk at their work Christmas party, they couldn’t remember getting home.  The survey of over 1,000 adults, carried out by Moorepay, also found that over 25% planned to have more than 10 alcoholic drinks at their work Christmas party.   Christmas parties can be a fantastic morale boost for staff. However, employers need to be aware of potential risks that can arise from alcohol fueled…

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One Quarter of Employees have Blacked Out after Drinking Too Much at Christmas Party, New Research from HR Specialists Moorepay Reveals
December 13, 2018

Mistletoe and #MeToo – Time to Retire a Christmas Tradition?

When you think of Christmas, lots of traditions spring to mind such as mince pies, mulled wine and mistletoe. However, the idea that if you meet someone under the mistletoe, you have to kiss them, does not sit easy with many of us. Especially at a work Christmas party. As an employer, should you remove all mistletoe from your Christmas party venue? While you certainly shouldn’t actively encourage the tradition, research by Morrisons revealed that 71% of under 35s have never kissed anyone under the mistletoe,…

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Mistletoe and #MeToo - time to retire a Christmas tradition?