Retail vouchers, experience days, cycle-to-work schemes, iPads, free gym membership. The benefits market has devised numerous new perks in recent years, but which are most effective? Emma Page reports. Benefits are evolving, albeit slowly, in respons More...03 December 2012 08:06
Incentivising staff in these challenging economic times is more important than ever as employers look to increase productivity and get more "bang for their buck". Similarly, the cost of recruitment often means that it is more cost-effective to retain ex More...01 August 2011 09:52
More than one small business in four is considering reducing its employees' annual leave entitlement to cut costs, research by insurance firm MetLife suggests.
The study found that 27% of small businesses believe that current levels of holiday offe More...04 July 2011 15:48
The imminent royal wedding on 29 April has sparked much discussion over employees' entitlement to paid leave on public holidays. This is primarily because holiday entitlement is such a complex area of law. The following Q&As aim to answer some More...26 April 2011 15:46
Tens of thousands of workers are being denied leave to which they are entitled, according to figures released today.
According to the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), in the past three years it has dealt with 87,725 cases of employees who have not More...21 April 2011 14:41
It took Prince William nine long years to propose to his bride-to-be Kate Middleton, but when the couple finally announced their engagement last November employers had just six months to decide whether or not to give staff a day off for their weddi More...13 April 2011 13:20
With Christmas only three weeks away, Personnel Today and XpertHR present a seasonal feast of employment related questions, case studies and advice on everything from managing the office Christmas party to employing seasonal temps...
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Employers that force staff to work on April 2011's extra bank holiday will create "huge resentment" among their workforce, the TUC has warned.
Warning: there will also be an additional bank holiday in 2012
In 2012 there will be a More...26 November 2010 12:45
Men are far less satisfied than women with the amount of holiday they get at work, with private sector workers more dissatisfied than their public sector counterparts, new research reveals. A poll of 472 public and private sector employees found tha More...28 July 2010 10:37
Employers can defeat claims for more than one year's holiday pay from sick employees by making a payment covering their most recent leave year, a tribunal has ruled. Holiday issues are among the most common problems that employers deal with, and the More...28 July 2010 10:26
Technology is making it harder for employees to switch off on their summer break with one-third admitting they work while on annual leave, a poll has revealed. A survey of almost 2,500 managers by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) al More...22 July 2010 00:01
One of my employees recently went on her two-week summer holiday, but rang up halfway through to tell me she was sick. She's back at work now, but has requested to take the period of annual leave during which she was sick at another time. Do I have to a More...19 July 2010 14:57
A survey conducted by the UK’s biggest IT specialist recruitment website, The IT Job Board, http://www.theitjobboard.co.uk , has highlighted that World Cup fever is failing to reach UK IT departments. With only 14 percent of IT pros having More...21 June 2010 15:43
The Christian registrar who was found to have been lawfully dismissed after refusing to conduct civil ceremonies has now won an employment tribunal over owed holiday pay.
Lillian Ladele, who worked as a registrar for Islington Council, was awarded £ More...07 June 2010 09:35
HR news and analysis, including:
The general election result and the potential impact on employers and the workforce
British Airways cabin crew and new strike plans
Tesco’s plans for helping staff enjoy the World Cup.
Presenter Tara Cra More...07 May 2010 15:38
The blanket ban on flights in and out of the UK could cost businesses more than £3m a day as workers are trapped abroad, according to an absence management firm.
The travel restrictions - which have now been extended until at least 01:00 tommorrow - More...19 April 2010 16:05
Businesses that dock the pay of workers who fail to turn up to work because they are stranded abroad by the volcanic ash cloud could face employment tribunals, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned.
Guidance on the More...19 April 2010 10:27
Employers must pay staff their full holiday entitlements if they are off sick for more than a year and are unable to take their leave, a tribunal has confirmed.
A Sheffield employment tribunal has ruled that James Rawlings, who was off sick fo More...11 March 2010 15:22
Sickness absence and holiday: more resources Model policy on sickness during or just before a period of holiday How to deal effectively with sickness that occurs during or just before a period of holiday - a guide Line manage More...24 February 2010 10:32
HR news and analysis including: the latest advice on whether holiday leave can be carried over to the following year when an employee falls sick we analyse the latest UK unemployment figure and in particular the rise in part-time work and, More...19 February 2010 17:17