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How to effectively manage staff workload

One of the cornerstones of running a productive, successful business which is full of happy and thriving employees is to ensure that the workload of those employees is managed effectively....

How to create a staff rota

Creating a staff rota for your business can be a real headache. It may seem like a simple task but in reality it can prove incredibly challenging to get your...

What is the Bradford Factor?

According to data collected by the ONS, an estimated 149.3 million working days were lost in 2021 in the UK due to staff absence. This works out at around 4.6...

How to effectively manage annual leave

Managing annual leave is a pain point for many SMEs. Who is responsible for calculating and tracking it? Who approves it? Who decides how many employees can be on holiday...

A Guide to Staff Appraisals

What is a staff appraisal? An appraisal is a way of assessing how an employee has performed over a period of time against their objectives. If objectives haven't been set,...

How to manage unauthorised absence

What is unauthorised absence? Unauthorised absence is when an employee fails to attend work without a valid reason or permission to be absent. It can also occur when an employee...

Can I contact an employee on sick leave?

The short answer will always be, it depends. The circumstances of the absence, the reason for the contact and the relationship you have with the absent employee will to a...