What is leaveism and how can you combat it?

What is leaveism and how can you combat it?

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Coined by Dr Ian Hesketh in 2013 to describe the annual leave habits of employees, the term leaveism refers to workers taking annual leave to catch up on their workload or working outside of their contracted hours. Research by the CIPD found that 63% of UK leaders reported that leaveism had occurred in their business. As businesses become increasingly lean, the ‘always on’ culture lends itself to late night emails and employees never really getting the time to switch off away from work. While offices can be a breeding ground for distraction and interruptions, leaveism can be conducive to employees…

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Best HR advice from LinkedIn

8 best pieces of advice from LinkedIn: HR professionals

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The HR world is a complex beast, mainly because there is no right or wrong answer for an HR professional to solve a challenge. Generally, the best course of action is to delve into your experience, weigh up the pros and cons and just go for it – after all, you are dealing with people and they can be an uncertain bunch. But how can you manage uncertainty? What has worked for others in the past? What advice can you take on board to tame the beast? I’ve asked the question and got some answers. Here are the best pieces…

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Natural HR relocates to bigger Birmingham offices

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Birmingham’s thriving tech community has received a boost today as Natural HR, provider of all-in-one HR and payroll software, has announced its relocation to larger offices in the Jewellery Quarter to support its current and future growth plans. Founded by husband and wife team, Sarah and Jason Dowzell, the HR tech business has gone from 2 to 26 employees in just three years. In 2019 alone, they have already secured £250,000 of investment and employed a further 10 people. Sarah Dowzell, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Natural HR says: “As Natural HR continues to grow, so too does our need…

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HR employee recording the required SMCR finance training in their HR system

Preparing for the SMCR extension: How the new rules will impact HR

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In 2016, the Financial Conduct Authority launched the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR).  Initially applied to all UK banks and building societies, the regulations aimed to set a new standard of conduct for those working in financial services.  In turn, it hoped to protect consumers and strengthen the integrity of financial services, following years of perceived malpractice that culminated in the 2008 financial crash. This year, the regulations are to be extended. From the 9th December 2019, the SMCR will apply to all FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) solo-regulated UK financial services firms – bringing almost 50,000 further businesses under…

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HR employee working our the median of the Gender Pay Gap for her business

The 3 HR Challenges of Gender Pay Gap Reporting

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As an HR professional, you’ll no doubt be familiar with the 2017 regulations on gender pay gap reporting. Affecting employers with more than 250 staff, it’s a legal requirement for the following figures to be made publicly available: –        Gender pay gap (mean and median averages) –        Gender bonus gap (mean and median averages) –        The proportion of men and women receiving bonuses –        The proportion of men and women in each quartile of the organisation’s pay structure As reported by the BBC in April 2019, 78% of…

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