How To Manage Holiday Requests

How To Manage Holiday Requests

A block of time away from the stresses of daily life is our way of hitting the refresh button and when we return we are better equipped to handle whatever comes. If we don’t get that chance to recharge our batteries we start to mentally check out, that means your employees could be surfing the internet when they are supposed to be working on that big project!

Read my Top Tips to managing annual leave requests.

Right To Request Flexible Working

Legislation News

The Flexible Working Regulations 2014 came into force on 30th June and extend the right to make a request for flexible working to any employee who has been employed for 26 weeks and not just parents of children under 17, or 18 if disabled, and certain carers – as was previously the case.

Read my overview of what’s changed and my Top TIps to the practicalities of the new regime. I also provide a template letter that you can use to invite your employee to a meeting to discuss their request.

Why A Good Job Description And Person Specification Is Important

Why A Good Job Description And Person Specification Is Important

A job description provides a detailed description of the role, including all responsibilities, objectives and requirements. They also form the foundation in performance management in terms of agreeing relevant goals and setting expectations and training requirements. The job description should be supported by a person specification, which is a profile of the ideal employee, including qualificiations, skills, experience and personality type. Download my template job description and person specification.

Common Recruitment Mistakes

Common Recruitment Mistakes

Here are some of the most common and fairly easily avoided recruitment mistakes that I see. For instance: using a poor job description, using company specific job titles, looking for an exact match, freestyling the interview, not keeping candidates informed of the process and not checking references. Read about the most common recruitment mistakes I see and learn how to avoid them.