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How to calculate holiday entitlement for your employees

How to calculate holiday entitlement for your employees

By | Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Holiday entitlement, Holiday Pro-Rata | No Comments

Calculating holiday entitlement for your employees shouldn’t require a PhD in Advanced Mathematics; that’s why we’ve put together this simple guide that shows you how to calculate annual leave for your full and part time employees, along with new starters, leavers and shift workers. According to legislation from the UK Government, (almost) all workers who work a 5-day week are entitled to at least 28 days of paid annual leave per year. Equivalent to 5.6 weeks of holiday, employers can choose to opt for a leave year or accrual system when calculating the holiday entitlement of their employees. What does…

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the bradford factor calculator

Bradford Factor Calculator

By | Absence Management | No Comments

What is the Bradford Factor? The Bradford Factor is a way of measuring an employee’s absenteeism and is intended to highlight frequent short-term absence. The Bradford Factor can also be referred to as the Bradford Index or Bradford Formula. Why use the Bradford Factor? The Bradford Factor is usually used as a tool in part of the wider absence management process as opposed to a standalone tool. This is because of its heavy weighting on frequent short-term absence, which on its own could potentially be considered unfair or discriminatory. The tool can be used to identify trends and underlying patterns…

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Data security in HR

Data security in HR (Encouraging your employees to be security-savvy)

By | Events, Security | No Comments

If you attended the recent CIPD Annual Conference at Manchester Central on 6th and 7th November, you may have listened to a talk from our very own CEO and Co-Founder, Jason Dowzell who discussed how you can encourage your employees to be security-savvy. If you missed it you can download the slides by completing this short form: Jason covered some important aspects regarding data security in HR, including system passwords, phishing and social engineering and how they can breach your sensitive data. What is sensitive data? Firstly, to be security-savvy, we need to understand what sensitive data actually is. In…

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employer branding

4 ways to perfect employer branding

By | Employer Branding | No Comments

Employer branding has been cited as one of the most important parts of attracting talent in recent research by Gartner. Driving engagement amongst potential candidates and future hires on social media, corporate website, blogs and by word of mouth can mean your company stands out in a sea of firms competing for the best talent in what is now an employee’s market rather than an employer’s market. A report by Oleeo found that small and medium businesses can waste upwards of £125,000 a year on failed recruitment. So how can you refine and perfect your employer branding and ensure that…

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what is employer branding

What is employer branding and why should you care?

By | Employer Branding, Recruitment | No Comments

Recent research by analyst firm, Gartner has revealed that 62% of chief human resources officers (CHROs) report that their organisation’s talent attraction strategy is not aligned with their future workforce needs. Citing employer branding as one of the most important parts of attracting talent, Gartner’s research paints a worrying picture for firms that are hiring. While employment in the UK is at its highest since 1971, employers need to find distinctive ways to stand out from the crowd in what has become an employee’s market. Employer branding can help businesses to do just that. With a similar purpose to your…

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