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What is ‘people analytics’?

By Analytics

This isn’t just a buzz term you should just know about. It is something that your organisation requires if you’re to better understand your workforce and identify key trends, in real-time. People analytics is all about data-driven insights into your workforce. Officially Gartner defines it as “the collection and application of talent data to improve critical talent and business outcomes. People analytics…inform talent decisions, improve workforce processes, and promote positive employee experience.” Also known as ‘HR analytics’ or ‘workforce analytics’ across some organisations, data can be gathered from several different places such as internal HR systems, external employee surveys, or…

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10 questions to ask in HR software demo

By HR Software, Human Resources, Software

You’ve taken the plunge and are finally ready to choose an HR platform to better manage your people. But in a competitive market, how are you going to identify the best option for your company? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back, with 10 questions you need to ask in an HR software demo… What is the history behind the business? This may seem like an obvious one, but it’s important to get to know the company you’re considering. Details like when it was set up and why, the experience of key stakeholders, and how many clients it has can all…

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Everybody wants to book time off simultaneously over the Christmas period – what should HR teams do?

By Employee Wellbeing, Holiday entitlement, Holiday Pro-Rata, HR Software, Human Resources, Natural HR

Whether it’s to buy Christmas presents for the family, go to their children’s school play, or they simply want to use up the remainder of their annual leave, almost everyone within a business wants some time off during the Christmas period. Naturally, those within HR need to manage these multiple requests so that during the festive period, your company can still operate, even with the increase in annual leave requests. In this blog post, we’re going to look at the most straightforward ways HR teams can ensure that dissatisfaction doesn’t set in within your employees when it comes to spreading…

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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

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. Below are a few handy holiday accrual calculator methods that should help you work…

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