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Benefits of Performance Management

6 benefits of performance management

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A performance management strategy can ensure your employees’ activities and output are in line with your wider business’ objectives and can be critical to business success and employee productivity. What is performance management? Defined by the CIPD as “the activities and processes that focus on skills, resources and support to maintain and improve employee performance in line with an organisation’s objectives,” performance management encompasses a number of HR initiatives including KPIs and objectives, performance reviews, feedback and L&D. Research has found that employees who receive regular feedback on their strengths are on average 8.9% more profitable (Gallup, 2016). Aside from…

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Why should you be using an HR SaaS system?

5 reasons why you should be using an HR SaaS system

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The last decade has seen HR technology make a complete u-turn. Legacy HR software that is hosted on-premise and manually updated by clients has become a distant memory for many organisations in favour of HR SaaS systems. There’s a reason why the global SaaS HR software market has been estimated at over £11.5bn (Marketwatch.com, 2019). What is SaaS HR software? HR Software-as-a-Service (or SaaS) is software that users access online via the Internet. Also known as cloud HR software, these solutions mean users don’t need to physically install anything on their computers. Nor is there any need for wildly expensive…

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Absence management

Absence Management

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What is absence management? Absence management is about reducing employee absenteeism (usually due to illness or injury) through policies and procedures. In order to have an effective impact, these policies and procedures will need to be communicated to both employees and managers, with management/HR taking a pro-active role in applying them. Some organisations prefer to use the term attendance management as it is considered more positive and this may even extend to rewarding employees for good attendance. Why is absence management important? The CIPD Absence Management Survey report found that: on average an employee is absent for 6.9 days per…

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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. So we’ve put together this guide to help calculate annual leave for your full and part time employees, 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 opt for a leave year or accrual system when calculating their employees’ holiday entitlement. What does the leave year system mean? Under the leave year system, employers define…

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the bradford factor calculator

Bradford Factor Calculator

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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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