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The best way to handle sick days 

Unfortunately sick days are an unavoidable part of running a business. Having absent employees can feel like productivity and performance stall. Whilst sick leave can cause some days of reduced outputs and overall efficiency, it is actually better for businesses in the long run to encourage staff to take the time off for their health.

Article by: Sarah Musgrove | Published: 9 February 2018

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Bereavement leave, what’s the best policy?

A resounding 98 percent of respondents agreed that some form of time off was necessary. More than a fifth of people (22 percent) felt it was reasonable to have three to five days leave following the death of a parent, sibling or grandparent.

Article by: Debbie Kerslake | Published: 11 October 2017

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When staff leave scheduling goes horribly wrong

A YouGov survey in 2015 found that a third of British workers don’t take all their annual leave – a situation which increases absence rates because tired staff are more likely to fall ill. In many businesses employees won’t have taken their full holiday entitlement for the year, and HR may be in the dark about who is owed holiday.

Article by: Adrian Lewis | Published: 5 October 2017