Five Tips for Tackling the Annual Leave Stampede

No matter when your annual leave year ends, you can be sure there are plenty of employees with entitlement remaining. There’s always a mad rush for employees to “use it or lose it” and frustrations can set in if there isn’t enough capacity for everyone to take the time off they want. 

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Pro Rata Holiday Calculator

This pro rata holiday calculator can help you determine the correct entitlement for your employees. When employees work part-time and change their working patterns part-way through a year, it can feel like you need a PhD in Advanced Mathematics to work out how to calculate the number of days holiday they’re entitled to. 

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Proactively Managing Maternity Leave in a Small Business

Managing Maternity Leave

Managing maternity leave can be difficult.  Being without a key member of your team for up to a year can be a daunting prospect for any employer, but it can be a particularly challenging for a small business with small teams and tight resources.

Like most things in life, you’ll need a good plan to get you through. Here we cover some of the key aspects you might want to consider.

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Pawternity Leave and Five Other Unusual Staff Benefits


Earlier this year BrewDog, the Scottish champions of craft beer, announced they are now offering one week’s paid leave to employees that adopt a puppy or rescue dog. So for this week’s blog post, we decided to delve unusual staff benefits.

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Why Half of Your Employees Are Not Using Their Holiday Entitlement

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In the frantic run up to summer, the discussions at THT HQ have naturally drifted towards holiday entitlement, and the big question: how many people actually take their whole entitlement each year? Given that we have the data, we couldn’t resist running the numbers:

Surprisingly, 47% of our customers’ employees finished last year with holiday entitlement remaining!

Around 38% of our customers allow their employees to carry-over some portion of their holiday entitlement, but we still think there’s room for improvement.

The Myth: Employees not taking their full holiday entitlement is good for the company.

It’s easy to get lost in the basic logic that employees not taking holidays equates to higher productivity, but as with most things, it’s more complicated than it seems.

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