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A career break or sabbatical is a period of leave of (normally unpaid) absence from work of several months or even years, which does not break employees' continuity of employment.
Many employees take advantage of a career break to study, travel, carry out voluntary work or pursue their interests, among other things. Employers can also benefit from the experience and skills that employees gain while away.
2 Oct 2018
Can you dismiss before a probationary period ends if they're not up to the job?
11 Jan 2017
Statistics continue to show a dearth of women in senior positions at top companies. Government needs to work with business...
1 Dec 2016
Around half of UK households own a pet, according to the RSPCA. So why is there not a specific legal...
14 Jan 2016
Anyone thinking that the UK’s upcoming grandparental leave is unnecessary meddling by law-makers should look beyond these shores at the...
25 Jun 2015
Career breaks can be a useful tool in employee retention. However, there are areas of uncertainty associated with their use,...
20 Aug 2010
Forty-four outstanding UK organisations have been shortlisted across 9 categories in the 2010 Top Employers for Working Families Awards.The awards, organised...
19 Nov 2009
More than half of UK workers have taken some form of action to help their employers survive the recession, according...
3 Apr 2009
Equality campaigners and leading business groups have delivered a lukewarm response to new parental leave proposals aimed at generating greater...
9 Mar 2009
Sabbaticals and lay offs offer alternatives to redundancy. But they must be handled with a great deal of care.
20 Jan 2009
Staff at financial services firm KPMG have been urged to take sabbaticals on one-third of their pay to save their...
14 Aug 2008
Caring for a relative, partner or friend who becomes disabled, chronically ill or frail is not something that we plan...
13 Jun 2007
With the summer ahead of us there is no better time for employers to refresh their attitudes to career break, sabbatical and secondment opportunities, says Mandy Laurie.
24 Apr 2007
UK businesses face huge staff turnover problems as links between employees and employers break down, a report has revealed.The report,...
3 Apr 2007
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